Historical Events on May 10 (Part 2)

  • 2002 Anaheim Angels crush the Chicago White Sox 19-0. The Angels join the 1923 Indians, 1939 Yankees and 1950 Red Sox as the only teams to beat two opponents by 19 or more runs in the same season
  • 2003 The May 2003 tornado outbreak sequence takes place.

Laureus Awards

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

Event of Interest

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

Event of Interest

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


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

  • 2012 Peeter Vähi's "Antarctic Concerto" world première, with guitar soloist Rémi Boucher and the Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta led by Andres Mustonen, at Nordea Concert Hall in Tallinn, Estonia


2012 Pope Benedict XVI signs decree of canonization of Benedictine nun and composer Hildegard von Bingen, completing sainthood process started in 1228

  • 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


2013 Agnetha Faltskog releases a new album called "A"

Sports History

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

  • 2014 59th Eurovision Song Contest: Conchita Wurst for Austria wins singing "Rise Like a Phoenix" in Copenhagen
  • 2014 Kara Walker's artwork "The Subtlety" opens - an installation of a sphinx made of sugar at the Domino Sugar factory in Brooklyn, NY [1]
  • 2014 The African National Congress wins the 2014 South African General Election

Film & TV History

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

PGA Players Championship

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

Event of Interest

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

Boulder Glacier Melting

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

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

Event of Interest

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

Event of Interest

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

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)

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
  • 2019 YouTube dispute between beauty vloggers James Charles and Tati Westbrook viewed more than 40 million times
  • 2020 Global confirmed cases of COVID-19 rise above 4 million with death toll above 270,000, according to Johns Hopkins
  • 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

Event of Interest

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]
  • 2021 US F.D.A. authorizes the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 12-to-15-year-olds
  • 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 World Health Organization classifies the Indian COVID-19 variant B.1.617 as a variant of global concern
  • 2022 Apple ends production of its iPod music player after 21 years

Event of Interest

2022 For the first time Prince Charles delivers the Queen's Speech at the state opening of the UK parliament

Agreement of Interest

2022 Tom Brady agrees to record 10-year, $375m deal to be Fox Sports’ lead analyst when he decides to finally retire; surpasses $303m the quarterback earned in salary during his NFL career

  • 2022 US reports highest rate of gun-related deaths in 24 years in 2020, according to the CDC, with firearm homicides increasing 35% to 6.1 deaths per 100,000 people nationwide [1]

Renaissance World Tour

2023 Beyoncé begins her Renaissance World tour in Stockholm, Sweden, her first solo tour in seven years [1]

  • 2023 Boston Red Sox reliever Kenley Jansen becomes seventh MLB pitcher to earn 400 career saves, in 5-2 victory over Braves in Atlanta
  • 2023 First children born in the UK with DNA from three people, using mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT) - in attempt to prevent baby from inheriting mitochondrial DNA mutations [1]
  • 2023 First draft of a human ‘pangenome’ published, with DNA from 47 people, including from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe in effort to capture entirety of human genetic variation, "like going from black-and-white television to 1080p” [1]
  • 2023 Heaviest fighting in months between Israel and Palestinian militants as both sides launch air attacks, leaving over 20 dead in Gaza [1]