On This Day

What Happened on May 10, 1788

Famous Birthdays

  • Augustin Fresnel, French civil engineer & physicist, born in Broglie, France (d. 1827)
  • Augustin-Jean Fresnel, optics pioneer/physicist
  • Catherine Pavlovna of Russia, German queen (d. 1819)
1788 Highlights

About May 10, 1788

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 233 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus