On This Day: What happened on 10 April?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 10 April, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

1972 | South Africa signs a multilateral treaty that prohibits the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxic Weapons.

1993 | Chris Hani was assassinated by Clive Derby-Lewis and Janusz Walus when he was on his way home in Dawn Park, Boksburg, Johannesburg.

2017 | A state of emergency declared in Egypt by President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi after 44 people were killed when two Coptic churches were attacked. 

2019 | The first-ever image of a black hole, located in the centre of the M87 galaxy was captured by Scientists from the Event Horizon Telescope project.

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2011 | South African writer and critic, Stephen Watson (56) 

2012 | Zimbabwean Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Dr Tichaona Mudzingwa (69) 

2012 | Nigerian Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Akinwole Michael Omoboriowo (80)

2012 |  Ethiopian artist, Afewerk Tekle (80)

2014 | Congolese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Justin Marie Bomboko (86)


1951 | Zimbabwean-South African Grand Prix motorcycle road racing world champion, Kork Ballington 

1984 | South African Rugby player, Jody Jenneker

1995 | South African rugby player, Abongile Nonkontwana

1990 | South African football player, Andile Jali


1999 | Bafana Bafana lose the African Nations Cup qualifier game against Gabon 1-0 at the Odi stadium.

2007 | Cricket World Cup Super Eights: South Africa won by 67 runs against West Indies.


2014 | ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone is released.

2017 | ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana is released.



Nigeria has the highest population in Africa with 18% (154.7 million people)  of Africa’s total population.


Presh JM Reporter

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