What happened this day in history May 10

What are the important events that happened on May 10? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 10: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 10 is the 130th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 235 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 27, 2022 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,652,140,800 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectatriacontagon’ day.

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Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 257 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,427 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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May 10 Historical Events

  • 1291
    Scottish nobles recognize the authority of Edward I of England.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: Representatives from the Thirteen Colonies begin the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia.
  • 1801
    First Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Confederate General Stonewall Jackson dies eight days after he is accidentally shot by his own troops.
  • 1872
    Victoria Woodhull becomes the first woman nominated for President of the United States.
  • 1922
    The United States annex the Kingman Reef.
  • 1940
    World War II: Invasion of Iceland by the United Kingdom.
  • 1940
    World War II: The first German bombs of the war fall on England at Chilham and Petham, in Kent.
  • 1948
    The Republic of China implements “temporary provisions” granting President Chiang Kai-shek extended powers to deal with the Communist uprising; they will remain in effect until 1991.
  • 1981
    François Mitterrand wins the presidential election and becomes the first Socialist President of France in the French Fifth Republic.

Who were born on May 10?

  • 1868
    Ed Barrow, American baseball manager (d. 1953)
  • 1886
    Karl Barth, Swiss Protestant theologian (d. 1968)
  • 1920
    Bert Weedon, British guitarist
  • 1933
    Barbara Taylor Bradford, English writer
  • 1946
    Maureen Lipman, English actress
  • 1963
    A. Raja, Indian politician
  • 1971
    Leslie Stefanson, American actress
  • 1976
    Rob Malda, American internet writer/editor (Slashdot)
  • 1980
    Namitha Kapoor, Indian actress
  • 1981
    Humberto Suazo, Chilean footballer

Who died on May 10?

  • 1482
    Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli, Italian mathematician and astronomer (b. 1397)
  • 1691
    Colonel John Birch, English soldier (b. 1615)
  • 1726
    Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, English soldier (b. 1670)
  • 1774
    King Louis XV of France (b. 1710)
  • 1945
    Konrad Henlein, pro-Nazi Czechoslovakian politician (b. 1898)
  • 1968
    Scotty Beckett, American child actor (b. 1929)
  • 1988
    Shen Congwen, Chinese writer (b. 1902)
  • 1990
    Susan Oliver, American actress (b. 1932)
  • 1993
    Stephen Ross, English politician (b. 1926)
  • 2011
    Michael Baze, American horse racing jockey (b. 1987)

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