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
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 - 51st Preakness: John Maiben aboard Display wins in 1:59.8
1928 - WGY, Schenectady begins regular TV programming
1929 - 54th 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 - 66th 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 - 72nd 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
Actor Orson WellesActor Orson Welles 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
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
Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques CousteauOceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques Cousteau 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
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)
Rock Star Mick JaggerRock Star Mick Jagger 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"
1970 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
LPGA Golfer Betsy RawlsLPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls 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
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
Karate Star/Actor Bruce LeeKarate Star/Actor Bruce Lee 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 - 22nd European Cup: Liverpool beats Club Brugge 1-0 at London
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
1981 - Montreal Expo Charlie Lee no-hits SF Giants, 4-0
21st President of France Francois Mitterrand21st President of France Francois Mitterrand 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: Alan Jackson and Reba McEntire win
1995 - Britain lifts a 23-year ban on ministerial talks with Sinn Fein

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