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April 10, 1606 First Virginia charter granted by James I (England). The grant includes land north of the 34th parallel, up to 100 miles inland.
April 10, 1735 Button Gwinnett born, England
  Button Gwinnett
April 10, 1823 Thomas Reade Rootes (T. R. R.) Cobb born, Jefferson, Georgia
  Thomas Reade Rootes (T. R. R.) Cobb
April 10, 1862 Bombardment of Ft. Pulaski begins from Tybee Island
  Civil War - 1862
April 10, 1864 Dr. Mary Edwards Walker is captured by Rebels as she searched for Georgia women to treat following the battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga.
April 10, 1948 Football player Mel Blount born, Vidalia, Georgia
April 10, 1958 Following the death of Chuck Willis earlier in the day, American Bandstand Emcee Dick Clark dedicates the show to the R&B singer
  Chuck Willis
April 10, 1958 R&B singer Chuck Willis died in Atlanta, Georgia from peritonitis. He was barely 30 years old.
  Chuck Willis
April 10, 1961 South Africa's Gary Player wins at Augusta National. He becomes the first foreign golfer to wear the green jacket.
April 10, 1989 Georgia Tech reports successful cold fusion experiments
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