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Events and People Who Made History on May 10

13th Century

1267 - Vienna's church orders all Jews to wear a distinctive garb
1278 - Jews of England imprisoned on charges of coining
1291 - Scottish nobles recognize authority of English king Edward I

15th Century

1427 - Jews are expelled from Berne Switzerland
1497 - Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci leaves for 1st voyage to New World

16th Century

1503 - Columbus discovers Cayman Islands
1525 - Church reformer John Pistorius caught in the Hague
1534 - French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Newfoundland
1559 - Scottish Protestants under John Knox uprise against queen-mother Mary
1570 - Czar Ivan IV becomes Protestant

17th Century

1624 - Jacob Willekens and Piet Heyn conquer Salvador, Civil rights activist
1652 - John Johnson, a free black, is granted 550 acres in Northampton, Va
1655 - Jamaica captured by English
1676 - Bacon's Rebellion, frontiersmen vs Virginia government begins

18th Century

1752 - Benjamin Franklins 1st tests the lightning rod
1774 - Louis XVI ascends to throne of France
1775 - 2nd Continental Congress convenes in Pennsylvania issues paper currency for 1st time
1775 - 2nd Continental Congress names George Washington, supreme commander
1775 - Green Mountain Boys capture Ft. Ticonderoga NY-American Revolution
1787 - Parliament impeaches Warren Hastings
1796 - French government arrest 10 utopists
1796 - Napoleon defeats Austria in Battle of Lodi Bridge
1796 - Riot after disagreement of patriotic demand in Amsterdam
1797 - 1st Navy ship, the "United States," is launched

19th Century

1816 - English steamship "Defiance" arrives at Rotterdam harbor
1823 - 1st steamboat to navigate the Mississippi River arrives at Ft. Snelling
1849 - Pack destroys Astor Place opera house in New York City (22 killed)
1857 - Indian Mutiny begins with revolt of Sepoys of Meerut
1857 - Sepoy-revolt in Meerutkazerne, Delhi
1861 - Union troops march on state militia in St. Louis, Missouri
1862 - Battle of Plum Run Bend, Tennessee (Plum Point Bend)
1864 - Battles at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia
1864 - Skirmish at Ny River Virginia
1865 - Jefferson Davis captured at Irwinsville, Georgia
1865 - Surrender of Sam Jones
1869 - Golden Spike driven, completes Promontory Pt Ut-Transcontinental RR
1870 - Jem Mace and defends his heavyweight crown against Irish champ Joe Coburn, it lasts 1 hour and 17 minutes, and neither is struck by a punch
1871 - German-French peace treaty signed: France cedes Elzas
1871 - Peace of Frankfurt-am-Main concluded between France and Germany
1872 - Victoria Woodhull becomes 1st woman nominated for U.S. president
1876 - Centennial Fair opens in Philadelphia
1879 - Meteor falls near Estherville, Iowa
1880 - General Wolseley opens new legislative council in Pretoria
1881 - Lighthouse on Ameland begins operation
1889 - 17th Preakness: W Anderson aboard Buddhist wins in 2:17
1893 - 19th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Kunze aboard Lookout wins in 2:39
1893 - Imperial Institute in London opens

20th Century

1905 - 31st Kentucky Derby: Jack Martin aboard Agile wins in 2:100.75
1906 - Russia's Duma (Parliament) meets for 1st time
1907 - Paul Dukas' opera "Ariane et Barbe Bleue," premieres in Paris
1908 - 1st Mother's Day observed
1909 - Winchester's Fred Toney no-hits Lexington for 17 inning
1910 - 1st aircraft air display held (Hendon, England)
1910 - 36th Kentucky Derby: Fred Herbert aboard Donau wins in 2:06.4
1910 - Comet Halley's closest approach to Earth in 1910 pass
1913 - 39th Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Goose aboard Donerail wins in 2:04.8
1913 - Yankees commit 8 errors and still beat Tigers 10-9 in 10 innings
1915 - Zeppelin drops hundred of bombs on Southend-on-Sea
1916 - Disastrous fire in Ellendale, North Dakota
1916 - Historic Shipport Museum opens in Amsterdam
1917 - Atlantic ships get destroyer escorts to stop German attacks
1918 - HMS Vindictive sunk to block entrance of Ostend Harbor
1919 - 45th Kentucky Derby: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 2:09.8
1919 - Race riot in Charleston, South Carolina, 2 blacks killed
1921 - Luigi Pirandello's "Sei Personaggi in Cerca d'Autore," premieres
1922 - Dr. Ivy Williams is 1st woman to be called to the English Bar
1922 - WHB-AM in Kansas City Missouri begins radio transmissions
1924 - J. Edgar Hoover appointed head of FBI
1926 - 52nd Preakness: John Maiben aboard Display wins in 1:59.8
1928 - WGY, Schenectady begins regular TV programming
1929 - 55th Preakness: Louis Schaefer aboard Dr. Freeland wins in 2:01.6
1929 - 64th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Muirfield Gullane
1930 - Adler Planetarium, 1st U.S. planetarium, opens in Chicago
1930 - Clarrie Grimmett takes 10 for 37 vs. Yorkshire at Sheffield
1931 - Golf ball size hail falls in Burlington, New Jersey
1932 - Government declares "Wilhelmus" Netherlands national anthem
1932 - Senate chairman Albert Lebrun becomes president of France
1933 - Deutsche Arbeitsfront (DAF) forms
1933 - Nazis stage public book burnings in Germany
1933 - Paraguay declares war on Bolivia
1933 - Suriname worker's union leader A de Come banish to Netherlands
1936 - Manuel Azana elected president of Spain
1936 - Nahas Pasja becomes premier of Egypt
1937 - Busmen strike in London
1938 - Banning speech on anti-fascism demonstration in Amsterdam
1940 - British Local Defense Volunteers (Home Guard) forms
1940 - Dutch torpedo boat Johan van Galen sinks
1940 - Dutch-Indies Governor Van Starkenborch proclaims end to state of siege
1940 - French marines stationed on Aruba
1940 - French troops arrive in Zealand/Brabant Netherlands
1940 - Nazi armies attack Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg
1940 - Winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as British Prime Minister
1941 - 67th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Whirlaway wins in 1:58.8
1941 - Adolph Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland
1941 - England's House of Commons and Holborn Theater destroyed in a blitz
1941 - Queen Wilhelmina on Radio Orange warns against treason
1944 - Chinese offensive in West-Yunnan
1944 - Smith vs. Allwright (excluding Blacks from primary voting) is illegal
1945 - Allies capture Rangoon from the Japanese
1945 - Russian troops occupied Prague
1946 - Red Sox win 15th straight beat Yankees 5-4, DiMaggio hits Grand Slam
1946 - Umberto II succeeds Victor Emmanuel III as king of Italy
1947 - 73rd Preakness: Doug Dodson aboard Faultless wins in 1:59
1947 - "Chocolate Soldier" closes at Century Theater New York City after 69 performances
1948 - 1st attack by Egyptian irregular forces at Kfar Darom Israel
1948 - Winston Churchill visits The Hague
1951 - Z Alexander Looby elected to Nashville City Council
1952 - "Shuffle Along" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 4 performances
1953 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open
1953 - KCBD TV channel 11 in Lubbock, Texas (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 - Bolshoi-ballet does not appear in Paris
1956 - French government sends 50,000 reservists to Algeria
1956 - KFSN TV channel 30 in Fresno, California (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1957 - 1st meeting of legislative of Cameroon
1957 - Dmitri Sjostakovitsch 2nd Piano concert, premieres in Moscow
1959 - Giants Jim Hearn allows 2 runs against Pirates, game is suspended, Hearn is released and charged with loss 2 months after his retirement
1959 - Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Howard Johnson Golf Invitational
1960 - John F. Kennedy wins primary in West Virginia
1960 - USS Nautilus completes 1st circumnavigation of globe under water
1961 - "Beyond the Fringe," premieres in London
1963 - Decca signs Rolling Stones on advice of Beatle George Harrison
1964 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Squirt Ladies' Golf Open Invitational
1967 - Foundation Arizona soccer team forms in Alkmaar
1967 - Hank Aaron only inside the park home run vs Jim Bunning
1967 - Keith Richards, Brian Jones and Mick Jagger arrested on drug charges
1967 - Stockholm Vietnam-Tribunal declares U.S. aggression in Vietnam/Cambodia
1967 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 - Vietnam peace talks began in Paris between the U.S. and North Vietnam
1969 - Apollo 10 transmit 1st color pictures of Earth from space
1969 - Turtles play White House, Mark Volman falls off stage 5 times
1969 - U.S. troop begin attack on Hill 937/Hamburger Hill
1970 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1970 - Brave's Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in his 1,000th game, loses to Cards 6-5
1970 - Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins sweep St. Louis Blues in 4 games
1971 - U.S. special delivery rates go from 45 cents to 60 cents
1972 - Overloaded South Korean bus plunges into reservoir, killing 77
1972 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 - 27th NBA Championship: New York Knicks beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 1
1973 - 9th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yankees 8-4
1973 - Establishment of Frente Polisario in Mauritania
1973 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2
1974 - 7th ABA championship: New York Nets beats Utah Stars, 4 games to 1
1975 - Brian Oldfield of U.S. put shot 75', an unofficial record
1978 - "Angel" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 5 performances
1978 - Liverpool wins 23rd Europe Cup I
1979 - Federated States of Micronesia becomes self-governing
1979 - John McMullen becomes CEO of Houston Astros
1979 - Vivekananda (Sri Lanka) completes nonstop cycle ride of 187 hours, 28 minutes, around Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka
1980 - "Happy New Year" closes at Morosco Theater New York City after 17 performances
1981 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament
1981 - Francois Mitterrand defeats Valery Giscard d'Estang for President of France
1981 - Montreal Expo Charlie Lee no-hits San Francisco Giants, 4-0
1982 - WABC joins ABC's All Talk radio network
1982 - WABC New York City plays its last record, John Lennon's Imagine
1983 - "Laverne and Shirley," last airs on ABC-TV
1983 - Lee Chin Yong performs 170 continuous chin-ups in Seoul
1983 - Oilers 0-Isles 2-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 1-0 lead
1984 - International Court of Justice rules on U.S. blockade of Nicaragua
1985 - Challenger transports back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
1986 - "Rock Me Amadeus," by Falco hit #1 on U.K. pop chart
1986 - Tommy Lee, drummer of Motley Crue, marries Heather Locklear
1987 - Jody Rosentha wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1988 - Edgar Degas' "Danseresje of 14" sold for $10,120,000
1989 - FC Barcelona wins 29th Europe Cup II
1989 - General Manuel Noriega's government nullifies country's elections, which the opposition had won by a 3-1 margin
1990 - French TGV-train hits record speed of 510.6 kph
1990 - Howard Stern holds a mock funeral for rival John DeBella
1990 - "Zoya's Apartment" opens at Circle in Sq Theater New York City for 45 performances
1991 - Oakland A's Jose Canseco is seen leaving Madonna's apt
1992 - Bible Lands Museum opens in Jerusalem, Israel
1992 - "Hamlet" closes at Criterion Theater New York City after 45 performances
1992 - Jennifer Wyatt wins LPGA Crestar-Fresh Farm Golf Classic
1993 - Fire in clothing factory at Bangkok, kills 145
1993 - Last TV appearance of Mies Bouwman
1993 - Paul Cezannes still life sells for $28,600,000 in New York City
1993 - Premier Lubbers opens Terminal West on Schiphol
1994 - Barbra Striesand's begins 1st concert tour in 30 years
1994 - "Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public" opens at Lunt-Font New York City for 16 per
1994 - Drew Barrymore (19) files for divorce from Jeremy Thomas (31)
1994 - Nelson Mandela sworn in as South Africa's 1st black president
1994 - Silvio Berlusconi forms Italian government with 5 neo-fascists
1995 - 30th Academy of Country Music Awards: Reba McEntire wins
1995 - Britain lifts a 23-year ban on ministerial talks with Sinn Fein
1995 - In South Africa, 104 miners killed in an elevator accident
1996 - 2 U.S. Marine helicopters collided during joint U.S. and British war games
1996 - "Twister" premieres
1997 - Chicago Cubs turn baseballs 68th triple play (vs San Francisco Giants)


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