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
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.
Amerigo Vespucci allegedly leaves Cádiz for his first voyage to the New World.
England, with troops under the command of Admiral William Penn and General Robert Venables, annexes Jamaica from Spain.
American Revolutionary War: A small Colonial militia led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold captures Fort Ticonderoga.
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.
World War II: Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland to try to negotiate a peace deal between the United Kingdom and Nazi Germany.
First successful launch of an American V-2 rocket at White Sands Proving Ground.
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.
The Federated States of Micronesia become self-governing.
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?
Hugo Banzer, Bolivian dictator (d. 2002)
Jean Becker, French director, screenwriter and actor
Jim Abrahams, American film director
John Diamond, English journalist (d. 2001)
Tito Santana, Mexican-American professional wrestler
Vladislav Listyev, Russian television anchor and journalist (d. 1995)
Bono, Irish singer (U2)
Andrea Anders, American Actress
Udo Mechels, Belgian singer
Charice Pempengco, Filipino singer
Who died on May 10?
Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll, Scottish politician
King Louis XV of France (b. 1710)
Paul Revere, American patriot (b. 1735)
Henry Bennett, American politician (b. 1808)
Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Russian satirist (b. 1826)
Andrés Bonifacio, Filipino revolutionary leader (b. 1863)
Andrei Ryabushkin, Russian painter (b. 1861)
Walker Percy, American author (b. 1916)
Sylvia Syms, American jazz singer (b. 1917)
Stephen Ross, English politician (b. 1926)
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