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April 10 in New York History


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Tuesday, April 10, 1866 — 153 years ago

The ASPCA is founded in New York City, becoming the oldest animal welfare organization in the United States. Learn more from the official ASPCA history timeline. The organization exists to give a voice to vulnerable animals, and began at a time when workers would beat horses in the street and dogfighting was conducted in the city. The ASPCA has only grown over the decades, and in addition to their rescue efforts, they also promote legal protections for animals, provide spay and neuter services, run animal hospitals, and place rescued animals through adoption centers.

Friday, April 10, 1925 — 94 years ago

'The Great Gatsby' is first published by Scribner's in New York. The tale of a fictional Long Island town during the Roaring Twenties received mixed reviews and sold poorly in its first year.


🌎 World History 🌏

Library of Congress  •  New York Times  •  BBC  •  Wikipedia


🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 86°F in 1922
Record Low: 28°F in 1974


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