April 10 In History
The doomed RMS Titanic set off on its first and final voyage from Southampton on April 10 1912.
As B 52 bombers are introduced into the United States’ campaign against ISIL, this date in 1972 saw the reintroduction of the flying fortresses after a 5-year absence in the Vietnam War.
Happy 87th birthday to actor Max von Sydow, who played Father Lankester Merrin in horror classic The Exorcist. The opening scenes of the film were shot in Hatra, Ninawa and surrounding areas.
Another actor celebrating their birthday is Daisy Ridley. The 26-year-old played Rey in the recent Star Wars film.