Throwback ThursdayIt’s that time of the week again!  Today we get to dive into history and examine the interesting and legally significant events that occurred on April 10 in past years.  In this week’s edition of #ThrowbackThursday, we will take a quick look at the day the safety pin was patented, the day the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was founded as well as the day Titanic set sail to its ill-fated misfortune.

If you want to read more about today’s “throwback thursday” events, keep on reading.  Below are a few of the noteworthy events that took place on April 10 throughout history.  I hope you find these events as fascinating as I do.  Enjoy!

Interesting Events that Changed History: #ThrowbackThursday #April10

April 10, 1790- On this day, the United States patent system was formed.

April 10, 1849- Walter Hunt patented the safety pin in New York.  I personally use a safety pin atleast three to four times a week.

April 10, 1866- On this date, Henry Bergh founded the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) in New York City.  Every time I think of the ASPCA, Sarah Mclachlan’s commercial comes to mind.  The mere thought of that commercial brings tears to my eyes.

April 10, 1912- Titanic set sail on this date for its first maiden voyage.  As many of you may already know, Titanic unfortunately collided with an iceberg only four days after setting sail.  This incident led to the ill-fated accident that caused more than 1,500 deaths.

April 10, 1974- Golda Meir resigned as Israel’s prime minister.

What are your thoughts about these “Throwback” events?

Do any of the above events interest you?  Are there and events that occurred on this day in history that you would like to share with us?  Leave you comment below!