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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 235 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 27, 2021 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,620,604,800 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 267 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 3,062 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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May 10 Historical Events

  • 70
    Siege of Jerusalem: Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, opens a full-scale assault on Jerusalem and attacks the city’s Third Wall to the northwest.
  • 1497
    Amerigo Vespucci allegedly leaves Cádiz for his first voyage to the New World.
  • 1655
    England, with troops under the command of Admiral William Penn and General Robert Venables, annexes Jamaica from Spain.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: A small Colonial militia led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold captures Fort Ticonderoga.
  • 1864
    American 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 is slightly wounded but is immediately promoted to Brigadier general.
  • 1941
    World War II: Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland to try to negotiate a peace deal between the United Kingdom and Nazi Germany.
  • 1946
    First successful launch of an American V-2 rocket at White Sands Proving Ground.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    The Federated States of Micronesia become self-governing.
  • 2005
    A hand grenade thrown by Vladimir Arutinian lands about 65 feet (20 metres) 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.

Who were born on May 10?

  • 1926
    Hugo Banzer, Bolivian dictator (d. 2002)
  • 1938
    Jean Becker, French director, screenwriter and actor
  • 1944
    Jim Abrahams, American film director
  • 1953
    John Diamond, English journalist (d. 2001)
  • 1953
    Tito Santana, Mexican-American professional wrestler
  • 1956
    Vladislav Listyev, Russian television anchor and journalist (d. 1995)
  • 1960
    Bono, Irish singer (U2)
  • 1975
    Andrea Anders, American Actress
  • 1976
    Udo Mechels, Belgian singer
  • 1992
    Charice Pempengco, Filipino singer

Who died on May 10?

  • 1493
    Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll, Scottish politician
  • 1774
    King Louis XV of France (b. 1710)
  • 1818
    Paul Revere, American patriot (b. 1735)
  • 1868
    Henry Bennett, American politician (b. 1808)
  • 1889
    Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Russian satirist (b. 1826)
  • 1897
    Andrés Bonifacio, Filipino revolutionary leader (b. 1863)
  • 1904
    Andrei Ryabushkin, Russian painter (b. 1861)
  • 1990
    Walker Percy, American author (b. 1916)
  • 1992
    Sylvia Syms, American jazz singer (b. 1917)
  • 1993
    Stephen Ross, English politician (b. 1926)

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