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
Scottish nobles recognize the authority of Edward I of England.
American Revolutionary War: Representatives from the Thirteen Colonies begin the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia.
First Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America.
American Civil War: Confederate General Stonewall Jackson dies eight days after he is accidentally shot by his own troops.
Victoria Woodhull becomes the first woman nominated for President of the United States.
The United States annex the Kingman Reef.
World War II: Invasion of Iceland by the United Kingdom.
World War II: The first German bombs of the war fall on England at Chilham and Petham, in Kent.
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.
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?
Ed Barrow, American baseball manager (d. 1953)
Karl Barth, Swiss Protestant theologian (d. 1968)
Bert Weedon, British guitarist
Barbara Taylor Bradford, English writer
Maureen Lipman, English actress
A. Raja, Indian politician
Leslie Stefanson, American actress
Rob Malda, American internet writer/editor (Slashdot)
Namitha Kapoor, Indian actress
Humberto Suazo, Chilean footballer
Who died on May 10?
Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli, Italian mathematician and astronomer (b. 1397)
Colonel John Birch, English soldier (b. 1615)
Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, English soldier (b. 1670)
King Louis XV of France (b. 1710)
Konrad Henlein, pro-Nazi Czechoslovakian politician (b. 1898)
Scotty Beckett, American child actor (b. 1929)
Shen Congwen, Chinese writer (b. 1902)
Susan Oliver, American actress (b. 1932)
Stephen Ross, English politician (b. 1926)
Michael Baze, American horse racing jockey (b. 1987)
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