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What Happened on May 10th This Day in History

Year Name
2022 Queen Elizabeth II misses the State Opening of Parliament for the first time in 59 years. It was the first time that a new session of Parliament was opened jointly by the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge acting as Counsellors of State.
2017 Syrian civil war: The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) capture the last footholds of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Al-Tabqah, bringing the Battle of Tabqa to an end.[53][54]
2013 One World Trade Center becomes the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
2012 The Damascus bombings are carried out using a pair of car bombs detonated by suicide bombers outside a military intelligence complex in Damascus, Syria, killing 55 people.
2005 A hand grenade thrown by Vladimir Arutyunian lands about 20 m from U.S. President George W. Bush while he is giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia, but it malfunctions and does not detonate.
2002 FBI agent Robert Hanssen is sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for selling United States secrets to Russia for $1.4 million in cash and diamonds.
1997 The 7.3 Mw Qayen earthquake strikes Iran's Khorasan Province killing 1,567 people.
1996 A blizzard strikes Mount Everest, killing eight climbers by the next day.
1994 Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa's first black president.
1993 In Thailand, a fire at the Kader Toy Factory kills over 200 workers.
1975 Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder.
1969 Vietnam War: The Battle of Dong Ap Bia begins with an assault on Hill 937. It will ultimately become known as Hamburger Hill.
1967 The Northrop M2-F2 crashes on landing, becoming the inspiration for the novel Cyborg and TV series The Six Million Dollar Man.
1962 Marvel Comics publishes the first issue of The Incredible Hulk.
1961 Air France Flight 406 is destroyed by a bomb over the Sahara, killing 78.
1946 First successful launch of an American V-2 rocket at White Sands Proving Ground.
1942 World War II: The Thai Phayap Army invades the Shan States during the Burma Campaign.
1941 World War II: The House of Commons in London is damaged by the Luftwaffe in an air raid.
1941 World War II: Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland to try to negotiate a peace deal between the United Kingdom and Nazi Germany.
1940 World War II: German fighters accidentally bomb the German city of Freiburg.
1940 World War II: Winston Churchill is appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain. On the same day, Germany invades France, The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.[34] Meanwhile, the United Kingdom occupies Iceland.
1933 Censorship: In Germany, the Nazis stage massive public book burnings.
1924 J. Edgar Hoover is appointed first Director of the United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and remains so until his death in 1972.
1922 The United States annexes the Kingman Reef.
1916 Sailing in the lifeboat James Caird, Ernest Shackleton arrives at South Georgia after a journey of 800 nautical miles from Elephant Island.
1908 Mother's Day is observed for the first time in the United States, in Grafton, West Virginia.
1904 The Horch & Cir. Motorwagenwerke AG is founded. It would eventually become the Audi company.
1899 Finnish farmworker Karl Emil Malmelin kills seven people with an axe at the Simola croft in the village of Klaukkala.[25]
1881 Carol I is crowned the King of the Romanian Kingdom.
1876 The Centennial Exposition is opened in Philadelphia.
1872 Victoria Woodhull becomes the first woman nominated for President of the United States.
1869 The First transcontinental railroad, linking the eastern and western United States, is completed at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory with the golden spike.
1865 American Civil War: In Kentucky, Union soldiers ambush and mortally wound Confederate raider William Quantrill, who lingers until his death on June 6.
1857 Indian Rebellion of 1857: In India, the first war of Independence begins. Sepoys mutiny against their commanding officers at Meerut.
1849 Astor Place Riot: A riot breaks out at the Astor Opera House in Manhattan, New York City over a dispute between actors Edwin Forrest and William Charles Macready, killing at least 22 and injuring over 120.
1837 Panic of 1837: New York City banks suspend the payment of specie, triggering a national banking crisis and an economic depression whose severity was not surpassed until the Great Depression.
1833 A revolt broke out in southern Vietnam against Emperor Minh Mang, who had desecrated the deceased mandarin Le Van Duyet.
1824 The National Gallery in London opens to the public.
1801 First Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America.
1796 War of the First Coalition: Napoleon wins a victory against Austrian forces at Lodi bridge over the Adda River in Italy. The Austrians lose some 2,000 men.
1775 American Revolutionary War: A small Colonial militia led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold captures Fort Ticonderoga.
1775 American Revolutionary War: The Second Continental Congress takes place in Philadelphia.
1774 Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette become King and Queen of France.
1773 The Parliament of Great Britain passes the Tea Act, designed to save the British East India Company by reducing taxes on its tea and granting it the right to sell tea directly to North America. The legislation leads to the Boston Tea Party.
1768 Rioting occurs in London after John Wilkes is imprisoned for writing an article for The North Briton severely criticizing King George III.
1688 King Narai nominates Phetracha as regent, leading to the revolution of 1688 in which Phetracha becomes king of the Ayutthaya Kingdom.
1534 Jacques Cartier visits Newfoundland.
1503 Christopher Columbus visits the Cayman Islands and names them Las Tortugas after the numerous turtles there.
1497 Amerigo Vespucci allegedly leaves Cádiz for his first voyage to the New World.
1294 Temür, Khagan of the Mongols, is enthroned as Emperor of the Yuan dynasty.
1291 Scottish nobles recognize the authority of Edward I of England pending the selection of a king.
28 A sunspot is observed by Han dynasty astronomers during the reign of Emperor Cheng of Han, one of the earliest dated sunspot observations in China.
Famous People Born on May 10

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Year Name
1926 Hugo Banzer, Bolivian general and politician, President of Bolivia (d. 2002)
1973 Ollie le Roux, South African rugby player
1998 Priscilla Hon, Australian tennis player
1987 Wilson Chandler, American basketball player
1918 Desmond MacNamara, Irish painter, sculptor, and author (d. 2008)
1990 Ivana Španović, Serbian long jumper
1697 Jean-Marie Leclair, French violinist and composer (d. 1764)
1996 Kateřina Siniaková, Czech tennis player
1923 Otar Korkia, Georgian basketball player and coach (d. 2005)
1491 Suzanne, Duchess of Bourbon (d. 1521)
Famous People Deaths On May 10

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Date Name
1493 Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll, Scottish politician, Lord Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1433)
2003 Milan Vukcevich, Serbian-American chemist and chess player (b. 1937)
1787 William Watson, English physician, physicist, and botanist (b. 1715)
2012 Horst Faas, German photographer and journalist (b. 1933)
1798 George Vancouver, English navigator and explorer (b. 1757)
1569 John of Ávila, Spanish mystic and saint (b. 1500)
1950 Belle da Costa Greene, American librarian and bibliographer (b. 1883)
2019 Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, Spanish politician and chemist (b. 1951)
2001 Sudhakarrao Naik, Indian politician, Governor of Himachal Pradesh (b. 1934)
1829 Thomas Young, English physician and linguist (b. 1773)