On This Day

Historical Events on May 10 (Part 2)

  • 2003 The May 2003 tornado outbreak sequence takes place.

Sports History

2004 Laureus World Sports Awards, Cultural Centre of Belém, Lisbon, Portugal: Sportsman: Michael Schumacher; Sportswoman: Annika Sörenstam; Team: England Men's National Rugby Union team

Historic Event

2005 A hand grenade thrown by Vladimir Arutyunian lands about 65 feet (20 metres) from U.S. President George W. Bush while giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia, it malfunctions and does not detonate

  • 2006 Giogio Napolitano is elected President of Italy, first former communist to become President

Historic Event

2008 Philippine court acquits Imelda Marcos in a 17-year-old case of 32 counts of illegal transfer of wealth totaling $863 million in Swiss bank accounts

  • 2009 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Henrik Stenson of Sweden shoots a bogey-free final round 66 to win by 4 strokes from Englishman Ian Poulter

Pro Wrestling

2010 Flavor Flav guest hosts the wrestling show WWE Raw

Album Release

2011 Christina Perri releases her debut studio album, "lovestrong"

  • 2012 The Red Cross suspends all humanitarian work in Pakistan after a worker was kidnapped and killed
  • 2012 Two bombings in Damascus, Syria, kill 55 people and injure 370

Sports History

2013 Joe Sakic is hired by his former team, the Colorado Avalanche, as Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations

Album Release

2013 Agnetha Faltskog releases a new album called "A"

  • 2014 The African National Congress wins the 2014 South African General Election
  • 2014 59th Eurovision Song Contest: Conchita Wurst for Austria wins singing "Rise Like a Phoenix" in Copenhagen

Film & TV History

2015 61st British Academy Television Awards: "The Graham Norton Show" Best Comedy, "Happy Valley" Best Drama

  • 2015 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Rickie Fowler wins beating Kevin Kisner and Sergio García by 1 stroke in a playoff
  • 2016 Indian fertility clinic announces that a 70 year old woman has successfully gave birth to a baby boy

Boulder Glacier Melting

2017 USGS releases a report saying that some glaciers in Montana have receded by 85% in the last 50 years

Historic Event

2017 US President Donald Trump shares classified information about ISIS plot with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the Oval Office

  • 2017 Apple becomes the first company to be worth more than $800 billion

Sports History

2018 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)

  • 2018 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

2018 New record auction price for a Latin American artwork of $9.76 million for Diego Rivera's "The Rivals"

Music History

2018 R. Kelly's songs removed from Spotify playlists after sexual abuse allegations

  • 2018 China announces plans for the world's largest weather-control mechanism, rain-inducing machines for the Tibetan Plateau (area the size of Alaska)

Historic Event

2018 Mahathir Mohamad is sworn in as the seventh Prime Minister of Malaysia, the world's oldest leader at 92

  • 2019 YouTube dispute between beauty vloggers James Charles and Tati Westbrook viewed more than 40 million times

Music History

2019 Rihanna announces her new upmarket fashion label Fenty with world's largest luxury group LVMH, their first black female designer

  • 2019 Taxi service Uber becomes a public company opening on the New York Stock Exchange
  • 2019 US begins raising tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese imports to 25% after trade talks fail
  • 2020 Global confirmed cases of COVID-19 rise above 4 million with death toll above 270,000, according to Johns Hopkins
  • 2021 Violence escalates between Palestinians and Israelis after Israeli officers enter Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, rockets then fired from Gaza and airstrikes from Israel kill at least 31
  • 2021 US F.D.A. authorizes the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 12-to-15-year-olds
  • 2021 World Health Organization classifies the Indian COVID-19 variant B.1.617 as a variant of global concern
  • 2021 Chinese safari park in Fuyang forced to apologize for not informing the public that three leopards had escaped April 19 and been roaming nearby neighborhoods

Historic Event

2021 Kazungula road and rail bridge 1km long opens over the Zambezi River linking Botswana and Zambia, with a curve so it doesn't encroach on Zimbabwe (Robert Mugabe opposed it)

  • 2021 NBC says it will not televise the 2022 Golden Globes because of criticism of its lack of diversity [1]