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, 1,589,068,800 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 ‘hectatriacontahenagon’ 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 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.
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May 10 Historical Events
First Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America.
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.
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.
Indian Mutiny: In India, the first war of Independence begins. Sepoys revolt against their commanding officers at Meerut.
J. Edgar Hoover is appointed the Director of the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation, and remains so until his death in 1972.
World War II: The House of Commons in London is damaged by the Luftwaffe in an air raid.
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.
Bill Haley & His Comets release “Rock Around the Clock”, the first rock and roll record to reach number one on the Billboard charts.
In Thailand, a fire at the Kader Toy Factory kills 156 workers.
The Maeslantkering, a storm surge barrier in the Netherlands that is one of the world’s largest moving structures, is opened by Queen Beatrix.
Who were born on May 10?
Singu Min, King of Burma (d. 1782)
Hadzhi Dimitar, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1868)
Symon Petliura, Ukrainian statesman (d. 1926)
Milton Babbitt, American composer (d. 2011)
George Welch, American pilot (d. 1954)
Larry Williams, American singer and songwriter (d. 1980)
Mark David Chapman, American murderer of John Lennon
Scott Brison, Canadian politician
Liu Fang, Chinese musician
Steve Howard, Scottish footballer
Who died on May 10?
Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll, Scottish politician
John Hathorne, American magistrate (b. 1641)
Tommy Burns, Canadian boxer (b. 1881)
Gene “Big Daddy” Lipscomb, American football player (b. 1931)
Mikhail Larionov, Russian painter (b. 1881)
Hal Mohr, American cinematographer, husband of Evelyn Venable (b. 1894)
Elias Aslaksen, Norwegian religious figure (b. 1888)
Peter Weiss, German writer and artist (b. 1916)
Deborah Walley, American actress (b. 1943)
Michael Baze, American horse racing jockey (b. 1987)
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