On This Day

What Happened on May 10, 1915

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


InventionHistoric Invention

Canadian physician Cluny MacPherson first presents his gas mask invention to the British War Office

  • Zeppelin drops hundred of bombs on Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England

Famous Birthdays

  • Bert van Dongen [Albert Cohen], Dutch singer, impressionist and actor (Het meisje met den blauwen hoed), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • Denis Thatcher, husband of British PM Margaret (1979-90), born in London, England (d. 2003)
  • John Egerton, 6th Duke of Sutherland, British peer
  • Monica Dickens, British author and founder of the Samaritians in the US, born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • Salah Abou Seif [Salah Abu Saif], Egyptian film director (Bidaya wa Nihaya), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Weisgerber, German painter and graphic artist, dies in battle at 37