On This Day

What Happened on May 10

Important Events

  • 1497 Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci leaves for his first voyage to the New World (disputed)
  • 1775 Second Continental Congress convenes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and issues paper currency for 1st time

May 10 in Film & TV

  • 1956 9th Cannes Film Festival: "The Silent World" directed by Jacques Cousteau and Louis Malle wins the Palme d'Or

May 10 in Music

May 10 in Sport

  • 1970 Stanley Cup Final, Boston Garden, Boston, MA: Bobby Orr scores famous OT winner as Boston beats St. Louis Blues, 4-3 for 4-0 series sweep; Bruins its first title since 1941

Did You Know?

Victoria Woodhull becomes 1st woman nominated for US presidency by Equal Rights Party at Apollo Hall, NYC

On May 10, 1872

Famous Weddings

  • 1927 1954 Nobel Prize winner in Literature Ernest Hemingway (27) weds journalist Pauline Pfeiffer (31)
  • 1976 "KISS" former lead guitarist Ace Frehley (25) weds Janette Trerotola
  • 1986 Tommy Lee drummer of Motley Crue marries Heather Locklear

Famous Divorces

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