The 10th of April is known as golf day or golfer’s day in the U.S. marking the anniversary of the first championship held in their country in 1916. The 10th of April is the 100th day of the year (Gregorian calendar) or 101st in a leap year.
The Northern Ireland Peace accord was reached. The accord is known as the “Good Friday Agreement” and took two years of talks between Britain and the Republic of Ireland. Prime Minister Tony Blair and Ireland’s leader, Bertie Ahern succeeded where previous talks had failed. When the agreement was put to a referendum held in May 1998, it was accepted by voters in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. In March 2001 a new faction calling themselves “the Real IRA” began a new bombing campaign of Britain.
Paul McCartney announces the break up of the Beatles. The Beatles are considered one of the most popular and influential groups of all time. The split has been blamed on many things over the years and none more so than John Lennon’s wife Yoko Ono. This is not the case. The cracks started forming over a long period of time and each member of the Beatles had his own reasons for the split. George Harrison found religion in India and as his interest in India grew, he began to loose interest in the Beatles from as far back as 1966. John Lennon found LSD and after writing “Strawberry Fields Forever” he was also looking to leave the group, before he even met Yoko Ono. On the 27th of August 1967 the Beatles discoverer and manager died from an overdose of sleeping pills. Mr Brian Epstein was responsible for all their business needs and it was him that changed their image to make them more appealing to the masses. He meant a great deal to all members of the group and his death hit them hard. Paul McCartney assumed the role of manager, pushing the Beatles into continuing as a group. This created resentment from George and John who felt Paul was trying to control rather than direct the group. John started allowing Yoko to sit in while the Beatles recorded and the growing disorder in the group led Ringo Star to be the first to quit the group in 1968, but he was talked into returning. In 1969 George and John also quit. And On this day in 1970 McCartney announce the end of the “Fab Four”. In 2012 during an interview by Sir David Frost, Sir Paul McCartney stated that Allen Klein, who took over as manager in 1969, was to blame for any hostility he felt to the other members of the group “who’d been my lifelong soul buddies”. McCartney went on to say that without Yoko Ono, John may never have written imagine and he can’t blame her for anything.