10 May

10 May

May 10 is the 130th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 235 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about May 10th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about May 10th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • World Lupus Day.
  • International Day Of Argania.
  • Mother Ocean Day
  • One Day Without Shoes Day
  • National Clean Up Your Room Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – May 10

1994: Nelson Mandela becomes South Africa’s first black president

Mandela’s inauguration came after more than 300 years of white rule. Before becoming president, he was a pivotal figure in the fight against the racist apartheid regime and was incarcerated for 27 years.

1954: Bill Haley releases “Rock Around the Clock”

It was the first rock song to top the Billboard charts and has become a classic of the early rock era.

1941: Adolf Hitler’s deputy, Rudolf Hess, parachutes into Scotland to broker a peace agreement

Hess was captured and interrogated. He was the last in a long line of prominent figures to be incarcerated in the Tower of London. Hitler characterized his peace mission four years before the end of World War II as treason.

1933: Nazis ceremonially burn about 25,000 allegedly “un-German” books

The book burnings were part of the right-wing German Student Union’s Action against the Un-German Spirit. Among the burnt books were works by Albert Einstein, Bertolt Brecht, Sigmund Freud, and Franz Kafka.

1869: In the United States, the first coast to coast railroad is completed

The Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroad systems were joined at Promontory Summit in Utah, using a “Golden Spike”. This last spike is now housed in the Cantor Arts Museum at Stanford University.

1951: Motorists stop to watch a Boeing 377 Stratocruiser cross a taxiway bridge at New York International Airport aka Idlewild (now JFK) in 1951.

Motorists stop to watch a Boeing 377 Stratocruiser cross a taxiway bridge at New York International Airport aka Idlewild (now JFK) in 1951.

1942: Night witches. Women of the 46th “Taman” Guards Night Bomber Aviation Regiment. Nina Gorelkina, regiment armaments master, Nadezhda Studilina, 46th air regiment navigator, Nina Buzina, senior armament squadron technician, 10/5/1942 (Colorized)

Night witches. Women of the 46th “Taman” Guards Night Bomber Aviation Regiment. Nina Gorelkina, regiment armaments master, Nadezhda Studilina, 46th air regiment navigator, Nina Buzina, senior armament squadron technician, 10/5/1942 (Colorized)

1940: The Battle of France began during World War II 1940.

1933: In Germany, Nazis start burning books considered to be un-German in 1933.

1930: A desperate man during the Great Depression 1930

A desperate man during the Great Depression 1930

1913: Both Union and Confederate veterans shake hands over the Angle, the location where Pickett’s Charge took place. (1913)

Both Union and Confederate veterans shake hands over the Angle, the location where Pickett’s Charge took place. (1913)

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, May 10

1977: Nick Heidfeld, German race car driver

1960: Bono, Irish singer-songwriter, actor, activist

1957: Sid Vicious, English singer, bass player

1946: Donovan, Scottish/English singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actor

1899: Fred Astaire, American actor, singer, dancer

Sid Vicious was born.

John Wilkes Booth was born.

Mark David Chapman was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, May 10

1977: Joan Crawford, American actress

1897: Andrés Bonifacio, Filipino activist

1863: Stonewall Jackson, American general

1818: Paul Revere, American military officer

1774: Louis XV of France

Louis XV of France died.

Thomas Young died.

Pandit Shivkumar Sharma died.


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