On This Day

What Happened on May 10, 1760

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Birthdays

  • Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle, French soldier, author and composer (La Marseillaise), born in Lons-le-Saunier, France (d. 1836)
  • Johann Peter Hebel, German writer (Allemannische Gedichte), born in Basel (d. 1826)

Famous Deaths

  • Johann Christoph Graupner, composer, dies at 77