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 131st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 235 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 27, 2020 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,484,480 minutes 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 ‘hectatriacontahenagon’ day.

Lovelife today Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link; 18+ only)

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 278 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 2,697 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

My Famous Birthday Ninja Do people and celebrities interest you? Discover all the May 10 famous birthdays who share your special day. Learn some fun facts about your birthday! (Sponsored link)

May 10 Historical Events

  • 1655
    England, with troops under the command of Admiral William Penn and General Robert Venables, annexes Jamaica from Spain.
  • 1774
    Louis XVI becomes King of France.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: A small Colonial militia led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold captures Fort Ticonderoga.
  • 1833
    The desecration of the grave of the viceroy of southern Vietnam Le Van Duyet by Emperor Minh Mang provokes his adopted son to start a revolt.
  • 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 25 and injuring over 120.
  • 1877
    Romania declares itself independent from the Ottoman Empire following the Senate adoption of Mihail Kogălniceanu’s Declaration of Independence. This act is recognized on March 26, 1881 after the end of the Romanian War of Independence.
  • 1933
    Censorship: In Germany, the Nazis stage massive public book burnings.
  • 1940
    World War II: Germany invades Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
  • 1981
    François Mitterrand wins the presidential election and becomes the first Socialist President of France in the French Fifth Republic.
  • 2008
    War in Darfur: The Justice and Equality Movement and Sudanese government forces clash in Omdurman and Khartoum, the first time the fighting takes place in the nation’s capital.

Who were born on May 10?

  • 1810
    Ebenezer Cobham Brewer, British lexicographer (d. 1897)
  • 1888
    Max Steiner, Austrian composer (d. 1971)
  • 1889
    Mae Murray, American actress (d. 1965)
  • 1899
    Dimitri Tiomkin, Ukrainian-born composer (d. 1979)
  • 1920
    Jeff Cooper, American Handgun Expert (d. 2006)
  • 1928
    Arnold Rüütel, Estonian president
  • 1934
    Cliff Wilson, Welsh snooker player (d. 1994)
  • 1942
    Youssouf Sambo Bâ, Burkinabé politician
  • 1960
    Bono, Irish singer (U2)
  • 1968
    William Regal (Darren Matthews), English professional wrestler

Who died on May 10?

  • 1521
    Sebastian Brant, Alsatian humanist (b. 1457)
  • 1566
    Leonhart Fuchs, German botanist (b. 1501)
  • 1641
    Johan Banér, Swedish soldier (b. 1596)
  • 1692
    Sarah Osborne, one of the first accused in the Salem witch trials (b. circa 1643)
  • 1807
    Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, French soldier (b. 1725)
  • 1829
    Thomas Young, English physician and linguist (b. 1773)
  • 1868
    Henry Bennett, American politician (b. 1808)
  • 1965
    Hubertus van Mook, Acting Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies from 1942 to 1948 (b. 1894)
  • 1977
    Joan Crawford, American actress (b. 1905)
  • 2002
    Kaifi Azmi, Indian poet and songwriter (b. 1919)

Coffee Love Holy Toledo! Did you know that coffee and word games are an excellent combination to sharpen your vocabulary? Let’s give it a quick spin. Within 30 seconds, how many words can you think of from these letters FUAGFGFAFVUJ? Check your answers here: Word search FUAGFGFAFVUJ. (Sponsored by WordFinder.Cafe)