Monarchists.Wiki:Selected anniversaries/April 10
This is a list of selected April 10 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.
Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only five to six events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled April 10, 2020 featured article or the April 10, 2020 featured picture.
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- 1606 – The Charter of the Virginia Company of London was established by Royal Charter by King James I of England with the purpose of establishing colonial settlements in North America.
- 1741 – War of the Austrian Succession: Prussia defeated Austria at the Battle of Mollwitz in present-day Małujowice, Poland, cementing Prussian King Frederick II's authority over the newly conquered territory of Silesia.
- 1809 – Napoleonic Wars: The War of the Fifth Coalition began when Austria invaded Bavaria.
- 1826 – Greek War of Independence: The inhabitants of the Greek town Missolonghi attempted to escape a year-long siege, but were caught by Turkish forces and slaughtered.
- 1858 – Big Ben (pictured), the bell in the Palace of Westminster's clock tower in London, was cast after the original bell cracked during testing.
- 1868 – A British military expedition to Abyssinia culminated in a rout of the Ethiopian Empire and the later suicide of Emperor Tewodros II.
- 1959 – Crown Prince Akihito, the future Emperor of Japan, wedded Michiko, the first commoner to marry into the Japanese Imperial Family.
- 1998 – Ireland and the United Kingdom signed the Good Friday Agreement, a major step in the Northern Ireland peace process.