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May 10th, 2008 (May 10 2008)DeathLeyla Gencer, Turkish soprano (born in 1928)
May 10th, 2008 (May 10 2008)DeathJessie Jacobs, Australian Actress (born in 1990)
May 10th, 2006 (May 10 2006)DeathRaizo Matsuno, Japanese politician (born in 1917)
May 10th, 2006 (May 10 2006)DeathA. M. Rosenthal, American newspaper editor (born in 1922)
May 10th, 2006 (May 10 2006)DeathSoraya, Colombian-American singer (born in 1969)
May 10th, 2006 (May 10 2006)DeathVal Guest, British film director (born in 1911)
May 10th, 2005 (May 10 2005)EventA hand grenade which was thrown by Vladimir Arutinian lands about 65 feet (20 metres) from U.S. President George W. Bush while he was giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia, but it malfunctions and does not detonate.George W. Bush Quotes
May 10th, 2005 (May 10 2005)DeathDavid Wayne, American singer (Metal Church) (born in 1958)
May 10th, 2004 (May 10 2004)BirthThe Gosselin Sextuplets
May 10th, 2003 (May 10 2003)EventThe May 2003 tornado outbreak sequence takes place.
May 10th, 2003 (May 10 2003)DeathMilan Vukcevich, Yugoslavian chemist and chess problem composer (born in 1937)
May 10th, 2002 (May 10 2002)EventF.B.I. agent Robert Hanssen is given a life sentence without the possibility of parole for selling United States secrets to Moscow for $1.4 million in cash and diamonds.
May 10th, 2002 (May 10 2002)DeathLynda Lyon Block, convicted murderer (born in 1948)
May 10th, 2002 (May 10 2002)DeathYves Robert, French actor, screenwriter and director (born in 1920)
May 10th, 2001 (May 10 2001)EventIn Ghana, a stampede at a football game kills over 120 spectators.
May 10th, 2001 (May 10 2001)DeathDeborah Walley, American actress (born in 1943)
May 10th, 2000 (May 10 2000)BirthShyann McClure, American actress and model
May 10th, 2000 (May 10 2000)DeathDede Fortin, Quebec singer and songwriter (Les Colocs) (born in 1962)
May 10th, 2000 (May 10 2000)DeathJules Deschenes, Quebec superior court judge (born in 1923)
May 10th, 1999 (May 10 1999)DeathShel Silverstein, American poet and composer (born in 1930)
May 10th, 1997 (May 10 1997)EventPope John Paul II visits Lebanon.
May 10th, 1997 (May 10 1997)DeathJoan Weston, Roller Derby Queen (born in 1935)
May 10th, 1996 (May 10 1996)EventExcel Communications, Inc. becomes the youngest company ever to join the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), trading under the symbol (ECI).
May 10th, 1996 (May 10 1996)EventA "rogue storm" near the summit of Mount Everest kills eight climbers, making this the deadliest day in the mountain s history. Among the dead are experienced climbers Rob Hall and Scott Fischer, both of whom were leading paid expeditions to the summit.
May 10th, 1994 (May 10 1994)EventNelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa s first black president.Nelson Mandela Quotes
May 10th, 1994 (May 10 1994)DeathJohn Wayne Gacy, American serial killer (executed) (born in 1942)
May 10th, 1993 (May 10 1993)EventIn Thailand, a fire at the Kader Toy Factory kills 188 workers, mostly young women.
May 10th, 1993 (May 10 1993)BirthCharice Pempengco, Filipino singer
May 10th, 1993 (May 10 1993)BirthMirai Shida, Japanese actress
May 10th, 1992 (May 10 1992)DeathSylvia Syms, American jazz singer (born in 1917)
May 10th, 1990 (May 10 1990)DeathWalker Percy, American author (born in 1916)Walker Percy Quotes
May 10th, 1990 (May 10 1990)DeathSusan Oliver, American actress (born in 1922)
May 10th, 1989 (May 10 1989)BirthLindsey Shaw, American actress
May 10th, 1989 (May 10 1989)DeathWoody Shaw, American jazz musician (born in 1944)
May 10th, 1988 (May 10 1988)DeathShen Congwen, Chinese writer (born in 1902)
May 10th, 1987 (May 10 1987)BirthAnej Lovrecic, Slovenian football (soccer) player
May 10th, 1985 (May 10 1985)BirthRyan Getzlaf, Canadian ice hockey player
May 10th, 1984 (May 10 1984)BirthEdward Mujica. Venezuelan baseball player
May 10th, 1983 (May 10 1983)BirthGustav Fridolin, Swedish politician
May 10th, 1983 (May 10 1983)BirthNatalia Zabala, Miss Spain 2007
May 10th, 1982 (May 10 1982)EventWABC stopped playing music on May 10, 1982 a date known as "the day the music died". The main reason was due to FM Radio having better sound.
May 10th, 1982 (May 10 1982)BirthDespina Caldis, Greek-Australian actress
May 10th, 1982 (May 10 1982)BirthJeremy Gable, American playwright
May 10th, 1982 (May 10 1982)BirthDaniel Harris, Australian rules footballer
May 10th, 1982 (May 10 1982)DeathPeter Weiss, German writer and artist (born in 1916)Peter Weiss Quotes
May 10th, 1981 (May 10 1981)EventFrancois Mitterrand takes office as the first Socialist President of France.
May 10th, 1981 (May 10 1981)BirthHumberto Suazo, Chilean footballer
May 10th, 1979 (May 10 1979)EventThe Federated States of Micronesia becomes self-governing.
May 10th, 1979 (May 10 1979)BirthLee Hyori, South Korean singer
May 10th, 1978 (May 10 1978)BirthKenan Thompson, American actor
May 10th, 1977 (May 10 1977)BirthHenri Camara, Senegalese footballer
May 10th, 1977 (May 10 1977)BirthNick Heidfeld, German Formula 1 driver
May 10th, 1977 (May 10 1977)BirthDenise Ho, Hong Kong singer
May 10th, 1977 (May 10 1977)BirthChas Licciardello, Australian comedian, member of The Chaser
May 10th, 1977 (May 10 1977)DeathJoan Crawford, American actress (born in 1905)
May 10th, 1976 (May 10 1976)BirthStuart Braithwaite, Scottish musician (Mogwai)
May 10th, 1976 (May 10 1976)BirthRob Malda, American internet writer/editor (Slashdot)Rob Malda Quotes
May 10th, 1976 (May 10 1976)BirthUdo Mechels, Belgian singer
May 10th, 1976 (May 10 1976)BirthAggeliki Tsiolakoudi, Greek javelin thrower
May 10th, 1976 (May 10 1976)DeathElias Aslaksen, Leader of Smith s Friends (born in 1888)
May 10th, 1975 (May 10 1975)BirthHelio Castroneves, Brazilian race car driver
May 10th, 1975 (May 10 1975)BirthAdam Deadmarsh, American ice hockey player
May 10th, 1974 (May 10 1974)BirthSylvain Wiltord, French footballer
May 10th, 1974 (May 10 1974)DeathHal Mohr, Cinematographer, Husband of Evelyn Venable (born in 1894)
May 10th, 1973 (May 10 1973)BirthCraig Mack, American rapper
May 10th, 1973 (May 10 1973)BirthJoshua Eagle, Australian tennis player
May 10th, 1973 (May 10 1973)BirthAviv Geffen, Israeli singer/songwriter (Blackfield)
May 10th, 1972 (May 10 1972)BirthRadoslaw Majdan, Polish footballer
May 10th, 1971 (May 10 1971)BirthAdriano Giannini, Italian actor
May 10th, 1971 (May 10 1971)BirthAdne Sondral, Norwegian speed skater
May 10th, 1970 (May 10 1970)EventThe Boston Bruins win their first Stanley Cup since 1941 when Bobby Orr makes an overtime winning goal followed by a leap in the air that would become one of the most famous photographs in hockey("The Goal").
May 10th, 1970 (May 10 1970)BirthPerry Blake, Irish singer/songwriter
May 10th, 1970 (May 10 1970)BirthDallas Roberts, American actor
May 10th, 1970 (May 10 1970)BirthDavid Weir, Scottish footballer
May 10th, 1969 (May 10 1969)EventVietnam War: The Battle of Dong Ap Bia begins with an assault on Hill 937. It will ultimately become known as Hamburger Hill.
May 10th, 1969 (May 10 1969)BirthDennis Bergkamp, Dutch footballer
May 10th, 1969 (May 10 1969)BirthJohn Scalzi, American writer
May 10th, 1968 (May 10 1968)BirthErik Palladino, American actor
May 10th, 1968 (May 10 1968)BirthEd Sanders, British actor and television personality
May 10th, 1968 (May 10 1968)BirthAl Murray, British comedianAl Murray Quotes
May 10th, 1968 (May 10 1968)BirthDarren Matthews, English professional wrestler
May 10th, 1968 (May 10 1968)DeathScotty Beckett, American child actor (born in 1929)
May 10th, 1967 (May 10 1967)BirthScott Brison, Canadian politician
May 10th, 1967 (May 10 1967)BirthJon Ronson, British journalist and author
May 10th, 1967 (May 10 1967)BirthNobuhiro Takeda, Japanese footballer and sportscaster
May 10th, 1967 (May 10 1967)BirthYoung MC, American rapper
May 10th, 1967 (May 10 1967)DeathLorenzo Bandini, Italian racing driver, (born in 1935)
May 10th, 1966 (May 10 1966)BirthJonathan Edwards, English athleteJonathan Edwards Quotes
May 10th, 1965 (May 10 1965)BirthLinda Evangelista, Canadian supermodel
May 10th, 1964 (May 10 1964)DeathMikhail Larionov, Russian painter (born in 1881)
May 10th, 1963 (May 10 1963)BirthLisa Nowak, American astronaut
May 10th, 1963 (May 10 1963)DeathGene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb, American football player (born in 1931)
May 10th, 1961 (May 10 1961)BirthDanny Carey, American drummer (Tool, Pigmy Love Circus)
May 10th, 1961 (May 10 1961)BirthJohanna ter Steege, Dutch actress
May 10th, 1960 (May 10 1960)EventThe nuclear submarine USS Triton completes the first underwater circumnavigation of the earth.
May 10th, 1960 (May 10 1960)BirthBono, Irish singer (U2) Bono Quotes
May 10th, 1960 (May 10 1960)DeathYury Olesha, Russian novelist (born in 1899)
May 10th, 1959 (May 10 1959)BirthVictoria Rowell, American actress
May 10th, 1959 (May 10 1959)BirthDanny Schayes, American basketball player
May 10th, 1958 (May 10 1958)BirthRick Santorum, U.S. SenatorRick Santorum Quotes
May 10th, 1958 (May 10 1958)BirthYu Suzuki, Japanese creator of Virtua Fighter series
May 10th, 1958 (May 10 1958)BirthGaetan Boucher, Canadian speed skater
May 10th, 1957 (May 10 1957)BirthSid Vicious, English bassist (The Sex Pistols) (died in 1979)
May 10th, 1956 (May 10 1956)BirthVladislav Listyev, Russian television anchor and journalist (died in 1995)
May 10th, 1955 (May 10 1955)BirthChris Berman, American sportscaster
May 10th, 1955 (May 10 1955)BirthMark David Chapman, American assassin of John LennonJohn Lennon Quotes
May 10th, 1955 (May 10 1955)DeathTommy Burns, Canadian boxer (born in 1881)
May 10th, 1955 (May 10 1955)DeathJohn Radecki, Australian stained glass artist (born in 1865)
May 10th, 1954 (May 10 1954)EventBill Haley & His Comets release "Rock Around the Clock", the first rock and roll record to reach number one on the Billboard charts.
May 10th, 1953 (May 10 1953)BirthJohn Diamond, English journalist (died in 2001)
May 10th, 1953 (May 10 1953)BirthTito Santana, Mexican-American professional wrestler
May 10th, 1952 (May 10 1952)BirthKikki Danielsson, Swedish singer
May 10th, 1950 (May 10 1950)DeathBelle da Costa Greene, librarian, bibliographer, archivist (born in 1883)
May 10th, 1947 (May 10 1947)BirthCaroline Cooney, American author
May 10th, 1947 (May 10 1947)BirthJay Ferguson, American musician and composer
May 10th, 1947 (May 10 1947)BirthThomas Tessier, American author
May 10th, 1946 (May 10 1946)BirthDonovan, Scottish musician
May 10th, 1946 (May 10 1946)BirthGraham Gouldman, British musician and songwriter (10cc)
May 10th, 1946 (May 10 1946)BirthDave Mason, English musician (Traffic)
May 10th, 1945 (May 10 1945)DeathRichard Glucks, German SS officer (born in 1889)
May 10th, 1944 (May 10 1944)BirthJim Abrahams, American film director Abraham Quotes
May 10th, 1944 (May 10 1944)BirthMaureen Lipman, English actressMaureen Lipman Quotes
May 10th, 1944 (May 10 1944)BirthMarie-France Pisier, French actress
May 10th, 1943 (May 10 1943)BirthDavid Clennon, American actor
May 10th, 1943 (May 10 1943)BirthRichard Darman, American economist
May 10th, 1942 (May 10 1942)EventWorld War II: The Thai Phayap Army invades the Shan States during the Burma Campaign.
May 10th, 1942 (May 10 1942)BirthYoussouf Sambo Ba, Burkinabe politician
May 10th, 1941 (May 10 1941)EventWorld War II: The House of Commons in London is damaged by the Luftwaffe in an air raid.
May 10th, 1941 (May 10 1941)EventWorld War II: Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland in order to try and negotiate a peace deal between the United Kingdom and Germany.Rudolf Hess Quotes
May 10th, 1940 (May 10 1940)EventWorld War II: The first German bombs of the war fall on England at Chilham and Petham, in Kent.
May 10th, 1940 (May 10 1940)EventWorld War II: Germany invades Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
May 10th, 1940 (May 10 1940)EventWorld War II: Winston Churchill is appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.Winston Churchill Quotes
May 10th, 1940 (May 10 1940)EventWorld War II: Invasion of Iceland by the United Kingdom.
May 10th, 1940 (May 10 1940)BirthWayne A. Downing, retired United States Army general
May 10th, 1938 (May 10 1938)BirthJean Becker, French director, screenwriter and actor
May 10th, 1938 (May 10 1938)BirthMarina Vlady, French actress
May 10th, 1937 (May 10 1937)BirthTamara Press, Soviet athlete
May 10th, 1937 (May 10 1937)BirthJim Hickman, American baseball player
May 10th, 1937 (May 10 1937)DeathWilliam Tedmarsh, silent movie actor (born in 1876)
May 10th, 1936 (May 10 1936)BirthGary Owens, American actor and announcer
May 10th, 1935 (May 10 1935)BirthLarry Williams, American singer and songwriter (died in 1980)
May 10th, 1934 (May 10 1934)BirthCliff Wilson, Welsh snooker player (died in 1994)
May 10th, 1934 (May 10 1934)BirthJeanine Basinger, American film scholar
May 10th, 1933 (May 10 1933)EventCensorship: In Germany, the Nazis stage massive public book burnings.
May 10th, 1933 (May 10 1933)BirthBarbara Taylor Bradford, English writer
May 10th, 1931 (May 10 1931)BirthEttore Scola, Italian director and screenwriter
May 10th, 1930 (May 10 1930)BirthPat Summerall, American football player and broadcaster
May 10th, 1930 (May 10 1930)BirthScott Muni, American radio DJ (died in 2004)
May 10th, 1929 (May 10 1929)BirthAntonine Maillet, French Canadian novelist and playwright
May 10th, 1928 (May 10 1928)BirthArnold Ruutel, Estonian president
May 10th, 1927 (May 10 1927)BirthNayantara Sahgal, Indian author
May 10th, 1926 (May 10 1926)BirthHugo Banzer, Bolivian dictator (died in 2002)
May 10th, 1924 (May 10 1924)EventJ. Edgar Hoover is appointed the Director of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, and remains so until his death in 1972.
May 10th, 1923 (May 10 1923)BirthHeydar Aliyev, Ex-President and Leader of Azerbaijan Republic (died in 2003)
May 10th, 1922 (May 10 1922)EventThe United States annexes the Kingman Reef.
May 10th, 1922 (May 10 1922)BirthNancy Walker, American actress (died in 1992)
May 10th, 1918 (May 10 1918)BirthGeorge Welch, American pilot (died in 1954)
May 10th, 1916 (May 10 1916)BirthMilton Babbitt, American composerMilton Babbitt Quotes
May 10th, 1915 (May 10 1915)BirthDenis Thatcher, British businessman and husband of Margaret Thatcher (died in 2003)Margaret Thatcher Quotes
May 10th, 1911 (May 10 1911)BirthBel Kaufman, American authorBel Kaufman Quotes
May 10th, 1909 (May 10 1909)BirthMaybelle Carter, American musician (died in 1978)
May 10th, 1908 (May 10 1908)EventMother s Day is observed for the first time in the United States, in Grafton, West Virginia.
May 10th, 1905 (May 10 1905)BirthMarkos Vamvakaris, Greek rebetiko musician and songwriter (died in 1972)
May 10th, 1904 (May 10 1904)DeathAndrei Ryabushkin, Russian painter (born in 1861)
May 10th, 1903 (May 10 1903)BirthOtto Bradfisch, Nazi leader (died in 1994)
May 10th, 1902 (May 10 1902)BirthAnatole Litvak, Ukrainian-born film director (died in 1974)
May 10th, 1902 (May 10 1902)BirthDavid O. Selznick, American film producer (died in 1965)
May 10th, 1899 (May 10 1899)BirthFred Astaire, American dancer and actor (died in 1987)Fred Astaire Quotes
May 10th, 1899 (May 10 1899)BirthDimitri Tiomkin, Ukrainian-born composer (died in 1979)
May 10th, 1898 (May 10 1898)BirthAriel Durant, American historian (died in 1981)
May 10th, 1897 (May 10 1897)BirthEinar Gerhardsen, Prime minister of Norway (died in 1987)
May 10th, 1897 (May 10 1897)DeathAndres Bonifacio, Filipino revolutionary leader (born in 1863)
May 10th, 1893 (May 10 1893)EventThe Supreme Court of the United States rules in Nix v. Hedden that a tomato is a vegetable, not a fruit, under the Tariff Act of 1883.
May 10th, 1890 (May 10 1890)BirthAlfred Jodl, German general (died in 1946)Alfred Jodl Quotes
May 10th, 1889 (May 10 1889)BirthMae Murray, American actress (died in 1965)
May 10th, 1889 (May 10 1889)DeathMikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Russian satirist (born in 1826)
May 10th, 1888 (May 10 1888)BirthMax Steiner, Austrian composer (died in 1971)
May 10th, 1887 (May 10 1887)BirthMir Ghotbeddin Mohammad Angha, 40th Sufi master of the Oveyssi order (died in 1962)
May 10th, 1886 (May 10 1886)BirthKarl Barth, Swiss Protestant theologian (died in 1968)
May 10th, 1886 (May 10 1886)BirthOlaf Stapledon, British author and philosopher (died in 1950) Philo Quotes
May 10th, 1886 (May 10 1886)BirthFelix Manalo, Founder and 1st Executive Minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo (died in 1963)
May 10th, 1879 (May 10 1879)BirthSymon Petlura, Ukrainian statesman (died in 1926)
May 10th, 1878 (May 10 1878)BirthGustav Stresemann, Chancellor of Germany, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (died in 1929)
May 10th, 1877 (May 10 1877)EventRomania declares itself independent from Turkey, following the Senate adoption of Mihail Kogalniceanu s Declaration of Independence. This act is recognized on March 26, 1881 after the end of the Romanian War of Independence.
May 10th, 1876 (May 10 1876)BirthIvan Cankar, Slovenian writer (died in 1918)
May 10th, 1874 (May 10 1874)BirthMoses Schorr, Polish rabbi, senator, historian and orientalist (died in 1941)
May 10th, 1872 (May 10 1872)EventVictoria Woodhull becomes the first woman nominated for [[Presiden<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="">t of the United States]].
May 10th, 1872 (May 10 1872)BirthMarcel Mauss, French sociologist (died in 1950)
May 10th, 1869 (May 10 1869)EventThe First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern and western United States, is completed at Promontory Summit, Utah (not Promontory Point, Utah) with the golden spike.
May 10th, 1868 (May 10 1868)BirthEd Barrow, American baseball manager (died in 1953)
May 10th, 1868 (May 10 1868)DeathHenry Bennett, American politician (born in 1808)
May 10th, 1866 (May 10 1866)BirthLeon Bakst, Russian artist (died in 1924)
May 10th, 1865 (May 10 1865)EventAmerican Civil War: Jefferson Davis is captured by Union troops near Irwinville, Georgia.
May 10th, 1865 (May 10 1865)EventAmerican Civil War: Union soldiers ambush and mortally wound Confederate raider William Quantrill in Kentucky, who lingers until his death on June 6.
May 10th, 1864 (May 10 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: Colonel Emory Upton leads a 10-regiment "Attack-in-depth" assault against the Confederate works at The Battle of Spotsylvania, which, though ultimately unsuccessful, would provide the idea for the massive assault against the Bloody Angle on May 12. Upton was wounded slightly but immediately is promoted to Brigadier general. Ovid Quotes
May 10th, 1863 (May 10 1863)DeathStonewall Jackson, American Confederate general (born in 1824)
May 10th, 1857 (May 10 1857)EventIndian Mutiny: In India, the first war of Independence begins. Sepoys revolt against their commanding officers at Meerut.
May 10th, 1850 (May 10 1850)DeathJoseph Louis Gay-Lussac, French chemist and physicist (born in 1778)
May 10th, 1847 (May 10 1847)BirthWilhelm Killing, German mathematician (died in 1923)
May 10th, 1843 (May 10 1843)BirthBenito Perez Galdos, Spanish novelist (died in 1920)
May 10th, 1841 (May 10 1841)BirthJames Gordon Bennett Jr., American publisher (died in 1918)
May 10th, 1840 (May 10 1840)BirthHadzhi Dimitar, Bulgarian revolutionist (died in 1868)
May 10th, 1838 (May 10 1838)BirthJohn Wilkes Booth, American actor and assassin of Abraham Lincoln (died in 1865)Abraham Lincoln Quotes
May 10th, 1837 (May 10 1837)EventPanic of 1837: New York City banks fail, and unemployment reaches record levels.
May 10th, 1829 (May 10 1829)DeathThomas Young, English physician and linguist (born in 1773)
May 10th, 1824 (May 10 1824)EventThe National Gallery in London opens to the public.
May 10th, 1818 (May 10 1818)DeathPaul Revere, American patriot (born in 1735)
May 10th, 1813 (May 10 1813)BirthMontgomery Blair, American politician (died in 1883)
May 10th, 1807 (May 10 1807)DeathComte de Rochambeau, French soldier (born in 1725)
May 10th, 1801 (May 10 1801)EventFirst Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America.
May 10th, 1796 (May 10 1796)EventFirst Coalition: Napoleon I of France wins a decisive victory against Austrian forces at Lodi bridge over the Adda River in Italy. The Austrians lose some 2,000 men.
May 10th, 1792 (May 10 1792)DeathJohn Stevens, American delegate to the Continental Congress
May 10th, 1788 (May 10 1788)BirthAugustin-Jean Fresnel, French physicist (died in 1827)
May 10th, 1788 (May 10 1788)BirthCatherine Pavlovna of Russia, German queen (died in 1819)
May 10th, 1787 (May 10 1787)DeathWilliam Watson, English physician and scientist (born in 1715)William Watson Quotes
May 10th, 1775 (May 10 1775)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: Fort Ticonderoga is taken by a small force led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold.
May 10th, 1775 (May 10 1775)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: Representatives from the 13 colonies of the United States meet in Philadelphia and raise the Continental Army to defend the new republic. They place it under command of George Washington of Virginia.George Washington Quotes
May 10th, 1775 (May 10 1775)BirthAntoine Charles Louis Lasalle, French cavalry general (died in 1809)
May 10th, 1774 (May 10 1774)EventLouis XVI becomes King of France.
May 10th, 1774 (May 10 1774)DeathKing Louis XV of France (born in 1710)
May 10th, 1770 (May 10 1770)BirthLouis Nicolas Davout, French marshal (died in 1823)
May 10th, 1768 (May 10 1768)EventJohn Wilkes is imprisoned for writing an article for The North Briton severely criticizing King George III. This action provokes rioting in London.
May 10th, 1760 (May 10 1760)BirthJohann Peter Hebel, German poet (died in 1826)
May 10th, 1760 (May 10 1760)BirthClaude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, French composer (La Marseillaise) (died in 1836)
May 10th, 1746 (May 10 1746)BirthGaspard Monge, French mathematician (died in 1818)
May 10th, 1737 (May 10 1737)DeathNakamikado Emperor of Japan (born in 1702)
May 10th, 1733 (May 10 1733)DeathBarton Booth, English actor (born in 1681)Barton Booth Quotes
May 10th, 1727 (May 10 1727)BirthAnne Robert Turgot, French statesman (died in 1781)
May 10th, 1726 (May 10 1726)DeathCharles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, English soldier (born in 1670)
May 10th, 1717 (May 10 1717)DeathJohn Hathorne, American magistrate (born in 1641)
May 10th, 1696 (May 10 1696)DeathJean de La Bruyere, French writer (born in 1645)Jean de La Bruyere Quotes
May 10th, 1691 (May 10 1691)DeathColonel John Birch, English soldier (born in 1615)
May 10th, 1657 (May 10 1657)DeathGustaf Horn, Swedish soldier and politician (born in 1592)
May 10th, 1641 (May 10 1641)BirthDudley North, English economist (died in 1691)
May 10th, 1641 (May 10 1641)DeathJohan Baner, Swedish soldier (born in 1596)
May 10th, 1604 (May 10 1604)BirthJean Mairet, French dramatist (died in 1686)
May 10th, 1566 (May 10 1566)DeathLeonhart Fuchs, German botanist (born in 1501)
May 10th, 1534 (May 10 1534)EventJacques Cartier visits Newfoundland.
May 10th, 1521 (May 10 1521)DeathSebastian Brant, Alsatian humanist (born in 1457)
May 10th, 1503 (May 10 1503)EventChristopher Columbus visits the Cayman Islands and names them Las Tortugas after the numerous sea turtles there.Christopher Columbus Quotes
May 10th, 1497 (May 10 1497)EventAmerigo Vespucci allegedly leaves Cadiz for his first voyage to the New World.
May 10th, 1493 (May 10 1493)DeathColin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll, Scottish politician
May 10th, 1482 (May 10 1482)DeathPaolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli, Italian mathematician and astronomer (born in 1397)
May 10th, 1424 (May 10 1424)DeathGo-Kameyama, Emperor of Japan
May 10th, 1291 (May 10 1291)EventScottish nobles recognize the authority of Edward I of England.
May 10th, 1290 (May 10 1290)DeathDuke Rudolph II of Austria (born in 1271)
May 10th, 1265 (May 10 1265)BirthEmperor Fushimi of Japan (died in 1317)
May 10th, 1034 (May 10 1034)DeathMieszko II of Poland (born in 990)

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