On This Day

What Happened on May 10, 2018

Historical Events

  • China announces plans for the world's largest weather-control mechanism, rain-inducing machines for the Tibetan Plateau (area the size of Alaska)
  • Israel fires missiles at 70 Iranian targets inside Syria after Iran fires missiles into the Golan Heights, with claims Israel struck first in attack on Baath

Historic Event

Mahathir Mohamad is sworn in as the seventh Prime Minister of Malaysia, the world's oldest leader at 92

Historic Event

New record auction price for a Latin American artwork of $9.76 million for Diego Rivera's "The Rivals"

Music History

R. Kelly's songs removed from Spotify playlists after sexual abuse allegations

Sports History

Rafael Nadal breaks John McEnroe's record for successive set wins on a single surface (49 on carpet) with 6-3, 6-4 win over Diego Schwartzman at the Madrid Open (clay)


Famous Deaths

  • Evgeni Vasiukov, Russian chess grandmaster (World Senior Champion 1995), dies at 85
2018 Highlights

About May 10, 2018

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus