What Happened on May 10

Historical 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

Would You Believe?

In an interview with the 'Belfast Telegraph' former Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill states: "if you give Roman Catholics a good job and a good house, they will live like Protestants, ... They will refuse to have 18 children"

On May 10, 1969

Famous Weddings

  • 1927 American "The Sun Also Rises" novelist Ernest Hemingway (27) weds for second time, to American journalist Pauline Pfeiffer (31); divorce in 1940
  • 1959 British stage actress and singer Julie Andrews (23) weds British theatrical set designer Tony Walton (24) in Weybridge, Surrey, England; divorce in 1968
  • 1976 "KISS" former lead guitarist Ace Frehley (25) weds Janette Trerotola

Famous Divorces

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