What Happened on May 10, 1910

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st aircraft air display held (Hendon, England)
  • 36th Kentucky Derby: Fred Herbert aboard Donau wins in 2:06.4
  • Halley's Comet closest approach to Earth in 1910 pass
  • The British House of Commons pass three major resolutions on political reform

Famous Birthdays

  • Jimmy Demaret, winner of 44 golf tournaments, but not the Open
  • Margot Turner, matron-in-chief (Army Nursing Service)

Famous Deaths

  • Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist, dies at 85
  • William Huggins, discoverer of stellar nature of Andromeda, dies