The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or the ASPCA was founded by Henry Bergh on April 10th. Many other historical events occurred on April 10th that Russ Mitchell recaps for us in this video clip from This Day In History. This society put pressure on the legislature to pass laws against animal cruelty, that the ASPCA would enforce. Also on April 10, the Catholics and Protestants of Northern Ireland came to a settlement, which brought peace to the area, and F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby was published. The first US Patent Office was also established on April 10th.
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