May 2010 in History

Events in History

  • May 1 Car bomb fails to go off in Times Square, New York City
  • 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.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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 18 Police officer James Crooker is asked to leave the Red and Black Café in Portland, Oregon after co-owner John Langley claimed Crooker's uniformed presence made him uncomfortable

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 31 Shayetet 13 soldiers tried to stop the flotilla that wanted to break the blockade on Gaza Strip. During the boarding on the MV Mavi Marmara ship, a violent confrontation had started. It caused the death of 9 activists who were on board, and several more injured activists. Moreover, several israeli soldiers were injured.

Birthdays in History

  • May 20 Lady Cosima Windsor, daughter of Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster
  • May 28 Prince Louis of Bourbon, elder son of Prince Louis, Duke of Anjou

Weddings in History

  • May 29 "Survivor: Fiji" winner Earl Cole (39) weds pharmacist Shelley Lee at the St. Regis Princeville Resort on Kauai

Deaths in History

  • May 9 Otakar Motejl, Czechoslvakian politician (b. 1932)
  • May 10 Frank Frazetta, American artist (b. 1928)
  • May 11 Frank Frazetta, American fantasy and science fiction artist (b. 1928)
  • May 14 Goh Keng Swee, former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (b. 1918)
  • May 17 Walasse Ting, Chinese/American painter (b. 1929)
  • May 23 Gane Todorovoski, Macedonian literary critic, poet, & publicist (b. 1929)
  • May 23 Leonida Georgievna, Grand Duchess Of Russia (b. 1914)
  • May 24 Virendra Bhatia, Indian politician (b. 1947)
  • May 24 Raymond V. Haysbert, African-American business executive and civil rights leader (b. 1920)
  • May 25 Gabriel Vargas, Mexican cartoonist (b. 1915)
  • May 25 Silvius Magnago, Italian politician (b. 1914)
  • May 26 Christopher Moran, British Air Chief Marshal (b. 1956)
  • May 26 Kieran Phelan, Irish senator (b. 1949)
  • May 27 Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator (b. 1929)
  • May 30 Duff Roblin, Canadian politician (b. 1917).
  • May 31 Louise Bourgeois, French-born American sculpter (b. 1911)
  • May 31 William A. Fraker, American cinematographer (b. 1923)
  • May 31 Rubén Juárez, Argentine bandoneonist (b. 1947)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 31 Chris Haney, Canadian journalist who created the board game "Trivial Pursuit", dies at 59

Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit Chris Haney
Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit
Chris Haney