What Happened on May 10th

Historical Events

  • 1775 Second Continental Congress convenes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and issues paper currency for 1st time
  • 1801 First Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America (1st US foreign war)
  • 1857 Indian Mutiny begins with revolt of Sepoys in Meerut
  • 1940 Winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as British Prime Minister
  • 1960 US atomic sub USS Triton completes 1st submerged circumnavigation of the globe
  • 1994 Nelson Mandela sworn in as South Africa's 1st black president
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Did You Know?

Victoria Woodhull becomes 1st woman nominated for US presidency by Equal Rights Party at Apollo Hall, NYC

On May 10, 1872

Famous Weddings

  • 1927 1954 Nobel Prize winner in Literature Ernest Hemingway (27) weds journalist Pauline Pfeiffer (31)
  • 1976 "KISS" former lead guitarist Ace Frehley (25) weds Janette Trerotola
  • 1986 Tommy Lee drummer of Motley Crue marries Heather Locklear
  • 2000 World champion professional boxer Manny Pacquiao (21) weds Jinkee Pacquiao
  • 2003 "Broadway" singer-actress Carol Channing (82) weds Harry Kullijian at Big Valley Grace Community Church in Modesto, California

Famous Divorces

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