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What Happened on May 10, 1768

Historical Events


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John Wilkes is imprisoned for writing an article for "The North Briton" severely criticizing King George III. This action provokes rioting in London.

King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover George III
King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover
George III

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About May 10, 1768

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 252 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus