updated 4/10/2005 12:21:12 AM ET 2005-04-10T04:21:12

Today is Sunday, April 10, the 100th day of 2005. There are 265 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On April 10, 1912, the RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, on its ill-fated maiden voyage.

On this date:
In 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was incorporated.

In 1925, the novel “The Great Gatsby,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was first published.

In 1932, German president Paul Von Hindenburg was re-elected, with Adolf Hitler coming in second.

In 1953, the 3-D horror movie “House of Wax,” produced by Warner Bros. and starring Vincent Price, premiered in New York.

In 1963, the nuclear-powered submarine USS Thresher failed to surface off Cape Cod, Mass., in a disaster that claimed 129 lives.

In 1972, the United States and the Soviet Union joined some 70 nations in signing an agreement banning biological warfare.

In 1974, Golda Meir announced her resignation as prime minister of Israel.

In 1978, Arkady Shevchenko, a high-ranking Soviet citizen employed by the United Nations, sought political asylum in the United States.

In 1981, imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands won election to the British Parliament.

In 1998, the Northern Ireland peace talks concluded as negotiators reached a landmark settlement to end 30 years of bitter rivalries and bloody attacks.

Ten years ago: Sen. Bob Dole launched his third bid for the White House in Topeka, Kan.

Five years ago: The Washington Post won three Pulitzer Prizes, including the public service award for the second year in a row; The Wall Street Journal took two honors, and The Associated Press won for investigative reporting on the killing of civilians by U.S. troops at the start of the Korean War. South Korea and North Korea announced a June date for their first summit since the Korean peninsula was divided in 1945. Actor Larry Linville, one of the stars of the situation comedy “M-A-S-H,” died in New York at age 60.

One year ago: The White House declassified and released a document sent to President Bush before the Sept. 11 attacks which cited recent intelligence of a possible al-Qaida plot to strike inside the United States.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Harry Morgan is 90. Actor Max von Sydow is 76. Actress Liz Sheridan is 76. Actor Omar Sharif is 73. Author David Halberstam is 71. Sportscaster John Madden is 69. R&B singer Bobbie Smith (The Spinners) is 69. Sportscaster Don Meredith is 67. Reggae artist Bunny Wailer is 58. Actor Steven Seagal is 54. Folk-pop singer Terre Roche (The Roches) is 52. Actor Peter MacNicol is 51. Rock musician Steven Gustafson (10,000 Maniacs) is 48. Singer-producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds is 47. Rock singer-musician Brian Setzer is 46. Rapper Afrika Bambaataa is 45. Actor Jeb Adams is 44. Olympic gold medal speedskater Cathy Turner is 43. Rock musician Tim “Herb” Alexander is 40. Actor-comedian Orlando Jones is 37. Singer Kenny Lattimore is 35. Blues singer Shemekia Copeland is 26. Actor Ryan Merriman is 22. Singer Mandy Moore is 21. Actor Haley Joel Osment is 17.

Thought for Today: “Nobody ever died of laughter.” — Max Beerbohm, English critic and essayist (1872-1956).

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