On This Day

What Happened on May 10, 1941

One-Man Mission of Rudolf Hess

Historical Events

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66th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro wins aboard Whirlaway, 2nd leg of successful Triple Crown

Racing Hall of Fame Jockey Eddie Arcaro
Racing Hall of Fame Jockey
Eddie Arcaro

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Adolf Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess escapes to Britain to open secret negotiations with the Allies, parachuting into Scotland

Nazi leader Rudolf Hess
Nazi leader
Rudolf Hess
  • British House of Commons & Holborn Theatre damaged in an air raid

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Queen Wilhelmina on Radio Orange warns against treason

Queen of the Netherlands Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
Queen of the Netherlands
Wilhelmina of the Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Danny Rapp, rocker (Danny & Juniors - "At The Hop"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1983)
  • Ken Berry [Allen Kent Berry], American baseball player (White Sox, Angels, Brewers, Indians), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Win Bischoff, CEO (Schroders)
1941 Highlights

About May 10, 1941

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus