Historical Events on 10th May

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1267 - Vienna's church orders all Jews to wear a distinctive garb
1278 - Jews of England imprisoned on charges of coining
1291 - Scottish nobles recognize authority of English king Edward I
1427 - Jews are expelled from Berne Switzerland
1497 - Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci leaves for 1st voyage to the New World
1503 - Columbus discovers Cayman Islands
1525 - Church reformer John Pistorius caught in the Hague
1534 - French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Newfoundland
1559 - Scottish Protestants under John Knox uprise against queen mother Mary
1570 - Tsar Ivan IV becomes Protestant
1624 - Dutch admirals Jacob Willekens & Piet Heyn conquer Salvador da Bahia (Brazil)
1652 - John Johnson, a free African American, is granted 550 acres in Northampton, Va
1655 - Jamaica captured by English
1676 - Bacon's Rebellion begins, frontiersmen vs Virginia government
1752 - Benjamin Franklin tests the lightning conductor with his his kite-flying experiment
United States Founding Father Benjamin FranklinUnited States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin 1768 - John Wilkes is imprisoned for writing an article for The North Briton severely criticizing King George III. This action provokes rioting in London.
1774 - Louis XVI ascends to throne of France
1775 - 2nd Continental Congress convenes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and issues paper currency for 1st time
1775 - 2nd Continental Congress in Philadelphia names George Washington, supreme commander
1775 - Green Mountain Boys capture Fort Ticonderoga NY-American Revolution
1787 - British Parliament impeaches Warren Hastings, Governor-General of Bengal
1796 - French government arrest 10 utopists
1796 - Napoleon defeats Austria in Battle of Lodi Bridge
1796 - Riot after disagreement of patriotic demand in Amsterdam
1797 - 1st US Navy ship, the "United States," is launched
1801 - First Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America (1st US foreign war)
French Emperor Napoléon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte 1816 - British steamship "Defiance" arrives at Rotterdam harbor
1823 - 1st steamboat to navigate the Mississippi River arrives at Ft Snelling
1824 - The National Gallery in London opens to the public in its temporary home in a townhouse on Pall Mall
1837 - Panic of 1837: New York City banks fail, and unemployment reaches record levels.
1849 - Pack destroys Astor Place opera house in NYC (22 killed)
1857 - Indian Mutiny begins with revolt of Sepoys in Meerut
1861 - Union troops march on state militia in St Louis, MI
1862 - Battle of Plum Run Bend, TN (Plum Point Bend)
1864 - Battles at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia
1864 - Skirmish at Ny River, Virginia
1865 - US Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis captured by Union troops at Irwinsville Georgia
President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson DavisPresident of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis 1865 - Surrender of Sam Jones
1869 - Golden Spike driven, completes Promontory Pt Ut-Transcontinental RR
1870 - Jem Mace & defends his heavyweight crown against Irish champ Joe Coburn, it lasts 1 hr & 17 minutes, & neither is struck by a punch
1871 - Peace of Frankfurt-am-Main concluded between France & Germany ends Franco-Prussian war
1872 - Victoria Woodhull becomes 1st woman nominated for US presidency by Equal Rights Party at Apollo Hall, NYC
1876 - Centennial Fair opens in Philadelphia
1879 - Meteor falls near Estherville, Iowa
1880 - General Wolseley opens new legislative council in Pretoria
1881 - Lighthouse on Ameland begins operation
1889 - 17th Preakness: W Anderson aboard Buddhist wins in 2:17.5
1893 - 19th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Kunze aboard Lookout wins in 2:39.25
1893 - Imperial Institute in London opens
1902 - Portugal goes bankrupt, but its parliament passes a bill converting its external debt. Contributing to Portugal's troubles is a recent revolt in its colony of Angola, put down on 6 September
1905 - 31st Kentucky Derby: Jack Martin aboard Agile wins in 2:100.75
1906 - Russian Duma (Parliament) meets for 1st time
1906 - Italian King Victor Emmanuel & Swiss president Ludwig Forrer open Simplon tunnel
1907 - Paul Dukas' opera "Ariane et Barbe Bleue" premieres in Paris
1908 - 1st Mother's Day observed (Phila)
1909 - Winchester's Fred Toney no-hits Lexington for 17 inning
1910 - 1st aircraft air display held (Hendon, England)
1910 - 36th Kentucky Derby: Fred Herbert aboard Donau wins in 2:06.4
1910 - Halley's Comet closest approach to Earth in 1910 pass
1910 - The British House of Commons pass three major resolutions on political reform
1913 - 39th Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Goose aboard Donerail wins in 2:04.8
1913 - Yanks commit 8 errors & still beat Tigers 10-9 in 10 innings
1915 - Zeppelin drops hundred of bombs on Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
1916 - Disastrous fire in Ellendale, ND
1916 - Historic Shipport Museum opens in Amsterdam
1917 - Atlantic ships get destroyer escorts to stop German attacks
1918 - HMS Vindictive sunk to block entrance of Ostend Harbor
1919 - 45th Kentucky Derby: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 2:09.8
1919 - Race riot in Charleston SC, 2 blacks killed
1921 - Luigi Pirandello's "Sei Personaggi in Cerca d'Autore" premieres
1922 - Dr Ivy Williams is 1st woman to be called to the English Bar
1922 - WHB-AM in Kansas City MO begins radio transmissions
1922 - The United States annexes the Kingman Reef in n the North Pacific Ocean
First Director of the FBI J. Edgar HooverFirst Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover 1924 - J. Edgar Hoover appointed head of FBI
1925 - To control demonstrations against foreigners, British troops in Shanghai fire into a crowd, leading to a boycott against British goods
1926 - 52nd Preakness: John Maiben aboard Display wins in 1:59.8
1928 - WGY, Schenectady begins regular TV programming
1929 - 55th Preakness: Louis Schaefer aboard Dr Freeland wins in 2:01.6
1929 - 64th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Muirfield Gullane
1930 - 1st US planetarium opens (Adler-Chicago)
1930 - Clarrie Grimmett takes 10 for 37 v Yorkshire at Sheffield
1931 - Golf ball size hail falls in Burlington, NJ
1932 - Government declares "Wilhelmus" as the Netherlands' national anthem
1932 - Senate chairman Albert Lebrun becomes president of France
1933 - Deutsche Arbeitsfront (DAF) forms
1933 - Nazis stage public book burnings in Germany
Golfer Walter HagenGolfer Walter Hagen 1933 - Paraguay declares war on Bolivia
1933 - Suriname worker's union leader A de Come banish to Netherlands
1936 - Manuel Azaña elected president of Spain
1936 - Nahas Pasja becomes premier of Egypt
1937 - Busmen strike in London
1938 - Banning speech on anti-fascism demonstration in Amsterdam
1940 - British Local Defence Volunteers forms (later renamed the Home Guard)
1940 - Dutch torpedo boat Johan van Galen sinks
1940 - Dutch-Indies Gov Van Starkenborch proclaims end to state of siege
1940 - French marines stationed on Aruba
1940 - French troops arrive in Zealand/Brabant Netherlands
1940 - Nazi armies attack Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg
1940 - Winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as British Prime Minister
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 1940 - World War II: The first German bombs of the war fall on England at Chilham and Petham, in Kent.
1941 - 67th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Whirlaway wins in 1:58.8
1941 - Adolf Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland
1941 - British House of Commons & Holborn Theatre damaged in an air raid
1941 - Queen Wilhelmina on Radio Orange warns against treason
1942 - World War II: The Thai Phayap Army invades the Shan States during the Burma Campaign.
1944 - Chinese offensive in West-Yunnan
1944 - Smith v Allwright (excluding Blacks from primary voting) is illegal
1945 - Allies capture Rangoon from the Japanese
1945 - Russian troops occupied Prague
1946 - Red Sox win 15th straight beat Yanks 5-4, DiMaggio hits Grand Slam
1947 - "Chocolate Soldier" closes at Century Theater NYC after 69 perfs
1947 - 73rd Preakness: Doug Dodson aboard Faultless wins in 1:59
1948 - 1st attack by Egyptian irregular forces at Kfar Darom Israel
1948 - Winston Churchill visits The Hague
1950 - 1st Netherlands-US telex sent
1951 - Z Alexander Looby elected to Nashville City Council
1952 - "Shuffle Along" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 4 performances
1952 - 5th Cannes Film Festival: "The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice" directed by Orson Welles and "Two Cents Worth of Hope" directed by Renato Castellani jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
LPGA Golfer Betsy RawlsLPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls 1953 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open
1953 - KCBD TV channel 11 in Lubbock, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 - Bolshoi Ballet does not appear in Paris
1955 - 8th Cannes Film Festival: "Marty" directed by Delbert Mann wins Palme d'Or
1956 - French government sends 50,000 reservists to Algeria
1956 - KFSN TV channel 30 in Fresno, CA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 - 9th Cannes Film Festival: "The Silent World" directed by Jacques Cousteau and Louis Malle wins the Palme d'Or
1957 - 1st meeting of legislative of Cameroon
1957 - Dmitri Shostakovitsch's 2nd Piano concerto premieres in Moscow
1959 - Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Howard Johnson Golf Invitational
1959 - Soviet forces arrive in Afghanistan
1959 - Giants Jim Hearn allows 2 runs against Pirates, game is suspended, Hearn is released & charged with loss 2 months after his retirement
1960 - John F Kennedy wins primary in West Virginia
1960 - US atomic sub USS Triton completes 1st submerged circumnavigation of the globe
1961 - "Beyond the Fringe" premieres in London
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison 1963 - Decca signs Rolling Stones on advice of Beatle George Harrison
1964 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Squirt Ladies' Golf Open Invitational
1966 - 25°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in May
1967 - Foundation AZ soccer team forms in Alkmaar
1967 - Hank Aaron only inside the park HR (vs Jim Bunning)
1967 - Rolling Stones Keith Richards, Brian Jones & Mick Jagger arrested on drug charges
1967 - Stockholm Vietnam Tribunal declares US aggression in Vietnam/Cambodia
1967 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 - Vietnam peace talks began in Paris between the US & North Vietnam
1969 - Apollo 10 transmit 1st color pictures of Earth from space
1969 - Turtles play White House, Mark Volman falls off stage 5 times
1969 - US troops begin attack on Hill 937 ("Hamburger Hill"), Vietnam
1969 - In an interview with the 'Belfast Telegraph' former Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill states: "if you give Roman Catholics a good job and a good house, they will live like Protestants, ... They will refuse to have 18 children"
Rock Star Mick JaggerRock Star Mick Jagger 1970 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1970 - Brave's Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in his 1,000th game, loses to Cards 6-5
1970 - Bobby Orr scores one of the most famous goals in hockey history, an overtime goal that gives the Boston Bruins its first Stanley Cup since 1941
1971 - US special delivery rates go from 45 cents to 60 cents
1972 - Overloaded South Korean bus plunges into reservoir, killing 77
1972 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1972 - An Irish Republican Army bomb starts a fire that destroys the Belfast Co-operative store
1973 - 27th NBA Championship: NY Knicks beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
1973 - 9th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 8-4
1973 - Establishment of Frente Polisario in Mauritania
1973 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2
Karate Star/Actor Bruce LeeKarate Star/Actor Bruce Lee 1973 - Bruce Lee collapses in Golden Harvest studios in Hong Kong and is rushed to Hong Kong Baptist Hospital where doctors diagnose him with cerebral edema
1974 - 7th ABA championship: NY Nets beats Utah Stars, 4 games to 1
1975 - Brian Oldfield of US put shot 75', an unofficial record
1978 - "Angel" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 5 performances
1978 - Liverpool wins 23rd European Cup
1979 - Federated States of Micronesia becomes self-governing
1979 - John McMullen becomes CEO of Houston Astros
1979 - Vivekananda (Sri Lanka) completes nonstop cycle ride of 187 hrs, 28 min, around Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka [From May 2]
1980 - "Happy New Year" closes at Morosco Theater NYC after 17 performances
1981 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament
1981 - Francois Mitterrand defeats Valery Giscard d'Estang for Presidency of France
21st President of France Francois Mitterrand21st President of France Francois Mitterrand 1981 - Montreal Expo Charlie Lee no-hits SF Giants, 4-0
1982 - WABC NYC plays its last record (John Lennon's Imagine)
1982 - WABC joins ABC's All Talk radio network
1983 - "Laverne & Shirley" last airs on ABC-TV
1983 - Lee Chin Yong performs 170 continuous chin-ups in Seoul
1983 - Oilers 0-Isles 2-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 1-0 lead
1984 - Intl Court of Justice rules on US blockade of Nicaragua
1985 - Challenger transports back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
1986 - "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco hit #1 on UK pop chart
1987 - Jody Rosentha wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1988 - Edgar Degas' "Danseresje of 14" sold for $10,120,000
1989 - FC Barcelona of Spain win 29th European Cup Winner's Cup against Sampdoria of Italy 1-0 in Bern
1989 - Gen Manuel Noriega's government nullifies country's elections, which the opposition had won by a 3-1 margin
1989 - NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Calgary Flames beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 1
1990 - "Zoya's Apartment" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 45 perfs
1990 - French TGV-train hits record speed of 510.6 kph
Radio shock jock Howard SternRadio shock jock Howard Stern 1990 - Howard Stern holds a mock funeral for rival John DeBella
1991 - Oakland A's Jose Canseco is seen leaving Madonna's apt
1991 - NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Minnesota North Stars beat Edmonton Oilers, 4 games to 1
1992 - "Hamlet" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
1992 - Bible Lands Museum opens in Jerusalem Israel
1992 - Jennifer Wyatt wins LPGA Crestar-Fresh Farm Golf Classic
1993 - Fire in clothing factory at Bangkok kills 145
1993 - Last TV appearance of Mies Bouwman
1993 - Paul Cézanne still life painting sells for US$28,600,000 in NYC
1993 - Premier Lubbers opens Terminal West on Schiphol
1993 - Bill Walton is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
1994 - "Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public" opens at Lunt-Font NYC for 16 per
NBA Center and Television Sportscaster Bill WaltonNBA Center and Television Sportscaster Bill Walton 1994 - Barbra Striesand's begins 1st concert tour in 30 years
1994 - Nelson Mandela sworn in as South Africa's 1st black president
1994 - Silvio Berlusconi forms Italian government with 5 neo-fascists
1995 - 30th Academy of Country Music Awards: Reba McEntire wins

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