Historical Events in May 2010

  • May 1 Car bomb fails to go off in Times Square, New York City
  • May 1 136th Kentucky Derby: Calvin Borel aboard Super Saver wins in 2:04.45

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May 1 Canadian singer Bryan Adams is given the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for his 30 years of contributions to the arts

Singer Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams

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May 4 Julia Louis-Dreyfus receives the 2,407th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, although on the original star her name is spelled incorrectly

Seinfeld Comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Seinfeld Comedienne
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • May 6 The second largest intraday point swing in Dow Jones Industrial Average history occurs.
  • May 8 The last piece of Yankee Stadium falls in the Bronx, New York, marking the end of the two year demolition process.
  • May 8 Barrow AFC won the English FA Trophy at Wembley, this makes them the only team in the world to win it at both the Old & New Wembley stadiums.
  • May 9 Oakland A's Dallas Braden becomes 19th pitcher to throw a perfect game (4-0 vs Tampa Bay)

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May 11 Imelda Marcos wins election to the House of Representatives of the Philippines, representing Ilocos Norte province

First Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politican
Imelda Marcos
  • May 12 An Afriqiyah Airways Flight crashes and kills everyone but one person on board.
  • May 15 Jessica Watson becomes the youngest person to sail, non-stop and unassisted around the world solo.
  • May 15 135th Preakness: Martin Garcia aboard Lookin At Lucky wins in 1:55.47
  • May 18 Police officer James Crooker is asked to leave the Red and Black CafĂ© in Portland, Oregon after co-owner John Langley claimed Crooker's uniformed presence made him uncomfortable

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May 22 Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus' remains are reburied in Frombork Cathedral, Poland after a 200 year search for his tomb.,

Astronomer and Mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus
Astronomer and Mathematician
Nicolaus Copernicus
  • May 22 18th UEFA Champions League Final: Internazionale beats Bayern Munich 2-0 at Madrid
  • May 23 NHL Western Conference Finals: Chicago Black Hawks beat San Jose Sharks, 4 games to 0
  • May 23 63rd Cannes Film Festival: "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 24 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Philadelphia Flyers beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 1
  • May 29 Philadelphia Phillies' Roy Halladay becomes 20th pitcher to throw a perfect game (1-0 vs Florida)
  • May 29 55th Eurovision Song Contest: Lena for Germany wins singing "Satellite" in Oslo
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Dario Franchitti wins in 3:05:37.0131 (260.107 km/h)
  • May 31 Gaza Flotilla raid: Isreali Shayetet 13 soldiers board ships trying to break blockade of Gaze, during violent confrontation aboard MV Mavi Marmara 9 activists killed and several activists and soldiers injured