This Day in History

ASPCA is Founded

On April 10, 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City, marking a significant milestone in animal welfare advocacy and inspiring similar organizations worldwide. This pioneering institution remains dedicated to preventing cruelty to animals and promoting their well-being through education, rescue efforts, and legislative action.

The First Train Robbery

The Reno brothers–Frank, John, Simeon and William–commit the country’s first train robbery near Seymore, Indiana netting $10,000.