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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, 2003 (May 10 2003)EventThe May 2003 tornado outbreak sequence takes place.
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, 2001 (May 10 2001)EventIn Ghana, a stampede at a football game kills over 120 spectators.
May 10th, 1997 (May 10 1997)EventPope John Paul II visits Lebanon.
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, 1993 (May 10 1993)EventIn Thailand, a fire at the Kader Toy Factory kills 188 workers, mostly young women.
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, 1981 (May 10 1981)EventFrancois Mitterrand takes office as the first Socialist President of France.
May 10th, 1979 (May 10 1979)EventThe Federated States of Micronesia becomes self-governing.
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, 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, 1960 (May 10 1960)EventThe nuclear submarine USS Triton completes the first underwater circumnavigation of the earth.
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, 1942 (May 10 1942)EventWorld War II: The Thai Phayap Army invades the Shan States during the Burma Campaign.
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, 1933 (May 10 1933)EventCensorship: In Germany, the Nazis stage massive public book burnings.
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, 1922 (May 10 1922)EventThe United States annexes the Kingman Reef.
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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 1857 (May 10 1857)EventIndian Mutiny: In India, the first war of Independence begins. Sepoys revolt against their commanding officers at Meerut.
May 10th, 1837 (May 10 1837)EventPanic of 1837: New York City banks fail, and unemployment reaches record levels.
May 10th, 1824 (May 10 1824)EventThe National Gallery in London opens to the public.
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, 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, 1774 (May 10 1774)EventLouis XVI becomes King of France.
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, 1534 (May 10 1534)EventJacques Cartier visits Newfoundland.
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, 1291 (May 10 1291)EventScottish nobles recognize the authority of Edward I of England.

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