On This Day

What Happened on May 10, 1775

Historical Events

  • American Revolution: Green Mountain Boys capture Fort Ticonderoga, New York
  • Second Continental Congress convenes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and issues paper currency for 1st time

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia names George Washington Supreme Commander

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert Gray, Sea Captain (d. 1806)

Famous Deaths

  • Caroline Matilda of Great Britain, Queen consort of Denmark and Norway, dies at 23
1775 Highlights

About May 10, 1775

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 246 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus