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Events of May 10th:

May 10th is the 130th day of the year (131st day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 235 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about May 10th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on May 10th:

213 Claudius Gothicus (Roman Emperor 268-270)

1838 John Wilkes Booth (assassin of Abraham Lincoln)

1890 Alfred Jodl (German general)

1899 Fred Astaire (dancer, actor)

Fred Astaire

1915 Denis Thatcher (businessman, husband of Margaret Thatcher)

1940 Inoue Daisuke (inventor of the Karaoke machine)

1957 Sid Vicious (bass player - Sex Pistols)

1960 Bono (singer - U2)


1965 Linda Evangelista (model)

1968 Al Murray (comedian)

1969 Dennis Bergkamp (soccer player)

1976 Rob Malda (Internet entrepreneur, founder of the Slashdot website)

May 10th in History:

1773 British Parliament passes the Tea Act giving the British East India Company a monopoly on the North American tea trade.

1824 The National Gallery opens in London.

1857 Indian Mutiny (known in India as "First War of Independence") begins when troops of the Bengal cavalry attack their British commanding officers.

1865 Confederate leader, Jefferson Davis captured by Union forces in Irwin, Georgia.

Jefferson Davis

1872 Victoria Woodhull is the first female candidate nominated for the US Presidential election.

1877 Romania declares itself independent from Turkey.

1893 US Supreme Court rules that tomato is a fruit not a vegetable.

1908 Mother's Day is celebrated for the first time.

Mother's Day

1924 J. Edgar Hoover is appointed as first head of the FBI.

1940 Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain.

Winston Churchill

1960 The nuclear submarine USS Triton completes the first underwater circumnavigation of the globe.

1962 Marvel comics publishes the first issue of the Incredible Hulk.

1979 Federated States of Micronesia becomes self-governing.

1981 Francois Mitterrand becomes the first Socialist President of France.

May 10th is also:

Confederate Memorial Day (North Carolina and South Carolina)

Constitution Day (Federated States of Micronesia)

Feast of Saint Solange (Catholicism)

Feast of Saint Comgall (Catholicism)

Feast of Blessed Damien of Molokai (Catholicism)


People born on May 10th are Taurus


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