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, 27,010,080 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 ‘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.
  • 1774
    Louis XVI becomes King of France.
  • 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.
  • 1869
    The First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern and western United States, is completed at Promontory Summit, Utah (not Promontory Point, Utah) with the golden spike.
  • 1920
    Helen Crummy MBE, Scottish community activist (d. 2011).
  • 1940
    World War II: Germany invades Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
  • 1969
    Vietnam War: The Battle of Dong Ap Bia begins with an assault on Hill 937. It will ultimately become known as Hamburger Hill.
  • 1997
    A 7.3 Mw earthquake strikes Iran’s Khorasan Province, killing 1,567, injuring over 2,300, leaving 50,000 homeless, and damaging or destroying over 15,000 homes.
  • 2008
    An EF4 tornado strikes the Oklahoma-Kansas state line, killing 21 people and injuring over 100.

Who were born on May 10?

  • 1775
    Antoine Charles Louis Lasalle, French cavalry general (d. 1809)
  • 1909
    Maybelle Carter, American musician (d. 1978)
  • 1931
    Ettore Scola, Italian director and screenwriter
  • 1936
    Gary Owens, American actor and announcer
  • 1954
    F. Charles Brunicardi, American surgeon
  • 1967
    Jon Ronson, British journalist and author
  • 1967
    Nobuhiro Takeda, Japanese footballer and sportscaster
  • 1977
    Chas Licciardello, Australian comedian
  • 1977
    Keith Murray, American singer (We Are Scientists)
  • 1990
    Lauren Potter, American Actress

Who died on May 10?

  • 1482
    Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli, Italian mathematician and astronomer (b. 1397)
  • 1521
    Sebastian Brant, Alsatian humanist (b. 1457)
  • 1717
    John Hathorne, American magistrate (b. 1641)
  • 1774
    King Louis XV of France (b. 1710)
  • 1982
    Peter Weiss, German writer and artist (b. 1916)
  • 1990
    Walker Percy, American author (b. 1916)
  • 1993
    Stephen Ross, English politician (b. 1926)
  • 2001
    Deborah Walley, American actress (b. 1943)
  • 2002
    Lynda Lyon Block, American convicted murderer (b. 1948)
  • 2006
    A. M. Rosenthal, American newspaper editor (b. 1922)

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