Monday, 10 May 2010

May 10 - Summary

May 10th Summary:

May 10 - Events

May 10th Details:
May 10th Events:
70 – Siege of Jerusalem - Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, opens a full-scale assault on Jerusalem & attacks the city's Third Wall to the northwest.
1291 – The authority of Edward I of England is recognized by Scottish nobles.
1497 – Amerigo Vespucci allegedly leaves Cádiz for his first voyage to the New World.
1503 – Christopher Columbus visits the Cayman Islands & names them Las Tortugas on account of the many turtles found there.
1534 – Jacques Cartier visits Newfoundland.
1655 – England annexes Jamaica from Spain -with troops under the command of Admiral William Penn & General Robert Venables.
1768 – John Wilkes is imprisoned for writing an article for The North Briton which severely criticised King George III.
1774 – Louis XVI becomes King of France.
1775 – Fort Ticonderoga is captured by a small Colonial militia (American Revolutionary War).
1775 – Representatives from the Thirteen Colonies begin the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia (American Revolutionary War).
1796 – Napoleon I of France is victorious against Austrian forces at Lodi bridge over the Adda River in Italy.
1801 – The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America (First Barbary War).
1824 – The National Gallery in London first opens to the public.
1833 – The desecration of the grave of the viceroy of southern Vietnam Le Van Duyet by Emperor Minh Mang provokes his adopted son to start a revolt.
1837 – New York City banks fail, & unemployment soars (Panic of 1837).
1857 – First war of Independence begins in India.
1864 – Colonel Emory Upton leads a 10-regiment "Attack-in-depth" assault against the Confederate works at The Battle of Spotsylvania (American Civil War).
1865 – Jefferson Davis is captured by Union troops near Irwinville, Georgia (American Civil War).
1865 – Union soldiers in Kentucky, ambush & mortally wound Confederate raider William Quantrill (American Civil War).
1869 – The First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern & western United States, is completed at Promontory Summit, Utah.
1877 – Romania declares itself independent from the Ottoman Empire - this follows the Senate adoption of Mihail Kogălniceanu's Declaration of Independence.
1893 – Nix v. Hedden - Supreme Court of the United States rules that a tomato is a vegetable, not a fruit, under the Tariff Act of 1883.
1908 – Mother's Day is observed for the first time in the United States.
1922 – The United States annex the Kingman Reef.
1924 – J. Edgar Hoover is appointed the Director of the United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation.
1933 – In Germany, the Nazis stage massive public book burnings.
1940 – First German bombs of World War II fall on England at Chilham & Petham, in Kent.
1940 – Germany invades Belgium, the Netherlands, & Luxembourg (World War II).
1940 – Winston Churchill is appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1940 – Invasion of Iceland by the United Kingdom (World War II).
1941 – The House of Commons in London is damaged by a Luftwaffe air raid (World War II).
1941 – Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland with the aim of negotiating a peace deal between the United Kingdom & Nazi Germany.
1942 – The Thai Phayap Army invades the Shan States during the Burma Campaign (World War II).
1946 – First successful launch of the American V-2 rocket at White Sands Proving Ground.
1954 – Bill Haley & His Comets release "Rock Around the Clock".
1960 – USS Triton (nuclear submarine) completes Operation Sandblast - the first underwater circumnavigation of the earth.
1969 – The Battle of Dong Ap Bia begins with an assault on Hill 937 (Vietnam War).
1979 – The Federated States of Micronesia become self-governing.
1981 – François Mitterrand becomes the first Socialist President of France in the French Fifth Republic.
1994 – Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa's first black president.
2001 – A Ghana football game stampede kills ~ 120 spectators.
2002 – F.B.I. agent Robert Hanssen is given a life sentence for selling United States secrets to Moscow.
2005 – Vladimir Arutinian throws a hand grenade towards U.S. President George W. Bush, landing ~ 20 metres from him without detonating, during a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia.

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May 10 - Deaths

May 10th Details:
May 10th Deaths:
1034 – Mieszko II - King of Poland (b. 990)
1290 – Duke Rudolph II of Austria (b. 1271)
1424 – Go-Kameyama - Emperor of Japan
1482 – Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli - Italian mathematician & astronomer (b. 1397)
1493 – Colin Campbell - 1st Earl of Argyll, Scottish politician
1521 – Sebastian Brant - Alsatian humanist (b. 1457)
1566 – Leonhart Fuchs - German botanist (b. 1501)
1641 – Johan Banér - Swedish soldier (b. 1596)
1657 – Gustaf Horn - Swedish soldier & politician (b. 1592)
1691 – Colonel John Birch - English soldier (b. 1615)
1692 – Sarah Osborne - one of the first accused in the Salem witch trials (b. circa 1643)
1696 – Jean de La Bruyère - French writer (b. 1645)
1717 – John Hathorne - American magistrate (b. 1641)
1726 – Charles Beauclerk - 1st Duke of St Albans, English soldier (b. 1670)
1733 – Barton Booth - English actor (b. 1681)
1737 – Emperor Nakamikado of Japan (b. 1702)
1774 – King Louis XV of France (b. 1710)
1787 – William Watson - English physician & scientist (b. 1715)
1792 – John Stevens - American delegate to the Continental Congress
1798 – George Vancouver - British navy officer & explorer (b. 1757)
1807 – Comte de Rochambeau - French soldier (b. 1725)
1818 – Paul Revere - American patriot (b. 1735)
1829 – Thomas Young - English physician & linguist (b. 1773)
1850 – Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac - French chemist & physicist (b. 1778)
1863 – Stonewall Jackson - American Confederate general (b. 1824)
1868 – Henry Bennett - American politician (b. 1808)
1889 – Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin - Russian satirist (b. 1826)
1897 – Andrés Bonifacio - Filipino revolutionary leader (b. 1863)
1904 – Andrei Ryabushkin - Russian painter (b. 1861)
1937 – William Tedmarsh - English-born silent movie actor (b. 1876)
1945 – Richard Glücks - German SS officer (b. 1889)
1945 – Konrad Henlein - pro-Nazi Czechoslovakian politician (b. 1898)
1950 – Belle da Costa Greene - American librarian, bibliographer, archivist (b. 1883)
1955 – Tommy Burns - Canadian boxer (b. 1881)
1955 – John Radecki - Australian stained glass artist (b. 1865)
1960 – Yury Olesha - Russian novelist (b. 1899)
1963 – Gene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb - American football player (b. 1931)
1964 – Mikhail Larionov - Russian painter (b. 1881)
1967 – Lorenzo Bandini - Italian racing driver, (b. 1935)
1968 – Scotty Beckett - American child actor (b. 1929)
1974 – Hal Mohr - American cinematographer, husband of Evelyn Venable (b. 1894)
1976 – Elias Aslaksen - Norwegian leader of the Brunstad Christian Church (b. 1888)
1977 – Joan Crawford - American actress (b. 1905)
1982 – Peter Weiss - German writer & artist (b. 1916)
1988 – Shen Congwen - Chinese writer (b. 1902)
1989 – Woody Shaw - American jazz musician (b. 1944)
1990 – Walker Percy - American author (b. 1916)
1990 – Susan Oliver - American actress (b. 1932)
1992 – Sylvia Syms - American jazz singer (b. 1917)
1993 – Stephen Ross - English Politician (b. 1926)
1994 – John Wayne Gacy - American serial killer (executed) (b. 1942)
1997 – Joan Weston - American Roller Derby queen (b. 1935)
1999 – Shel Silverstein - American poet & composer (b. 1930)
2000 – Dédé Fortin - Quebec singer & songwriter (Les Colocs) (b. 1962)
2000 – Jules Deschênes - Quebec superior court judge (b. 1923)
2001 – Deborah Walley - American actress (b. 1943)
2001 – Sudhakarrao Naik - Indian politician (b. 1934)
2002 – Kaifi Azmi - Indian poet & songwriter (b. 1919)
2002 – Lynda Lyon Block - American convicted murderer (executed) (b. 1948)
2002 – Yves Robert - French actor, screenwriter & director (b. 1920)
2003 – Milan Vukcevich - Yugoslavian chemist & chess problem composer (b. 1937)
2005 – David Wayne - American singer (Metal Church) (b. 1958)
2006 – Raizo Matsuno - Japanese politician (b. 1917)
2006 – A. M. Rosenthal - American newspaper editor (b. 1922)
2006 – Soraya - Colombian-American singer (b. 1969)
2006 – Val Guest - British film director (b. 1911)
2008 – Leyla Gencer - Turkish soprano (b. 1928)
2008 – Jessie Jacobs - Australian actress (b. 1990)

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May 10 - Births

May 10th Details:
May 10th Births:
213 – Claudius Gothicus - Roman emperor (d. 270)
1265 – Emperor Fushimi of Japan (d. 1317)
1604 – Jean Mairet - French dramatist (d. 1686)
1641 – Dudley North - English economist (d. 1691)
1727 – Anne Robert Turgot - French statesman (d. 1781)
1746 – Gaspard Monge - French mathematician (d. 1818)
1760 – Johann Peter Hebel - German poet (d. 1826)
1760 – Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle - French composer (La Marseillaise) (d. 1836)
1770 – Louis Nicolas Davout - French marshal (d. 1823)
1775 – Antoine Charles Louis Lasalle - French cavalry general (d. 1809)
1775 – Robert Gray - American sea captain (d. 1806)
1788 – Augustin-Jean Fresnel - French physicist (d. 1827)
1788 – Catherine Pavlovna of Russia - Russian-born queen of Württemberg (d. 1819)
1810 – Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - British lexicographer (d. 1897)
1813 – Montgomery Blair - American politician (d. 1883)
1838 – John Wilkes Booth - American actor & assassin of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1865)
1840 – Hadzhi Dimitar - Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1868)
1841 – James Gordon Bennett Jr. - American publisher (New York Herald) (d. 1918)
1843 – Benito Pérez Galdós - Spanish novelist (d. 1920)
1847 – Wilhelm Killing - German mathematician (d. 1923)
1863 – Upendrakishore Ray - Indian writer, painter & composer (d. 1915)
1866 – Léon Bakst - Russian artist (d. 1924)
1868 – Ed Barrow - American baseball manager (d. 1953)
1872 – Marcel Mauss - French sociologist (d. 1950)
1874 – Moses Schorr - Polish rabbi, senator, historian & orientalist (d. 1941)
1876 – Ivan Cankar - Slovenian writer (d. 1918)
1878 – Gustav Stresemann - Chancellor of Germany, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1929)
1879 – Symon Petlura - Ukrainian statesman (d. 1926)
1886 – Karl Barth - Swiss Protestant theologian (d. 1968)
1886 – Olaf Stapledon - British author & philosopher (d. 1950)
1886 – Felix Manalo - Philippine Founder & 1st Executive Minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo (d. 1963)
1888 – Max Steiner - Austrian composer (d. 1971)
1889 – Mae Murray - American actress (d. 1965)
1890 – Alfred Jodl - German general (d. 1946)
1895 – Kama Chinen - Japanese super centenarian (d. 2010)
1897 – Einar Gerhardsen - Prime minister of Norway (d. 1987)
1898 – Ariel Durant - American historian (d. 1981)
1899 – Fred Astaire - American dancer & actor (d. 1987)
1899 – Dimitri Tiomkin - Ukrainian-born composer (d. 1979)
1901 – J.D. Bernal - British crystallographer (d. 1971)
1902 – Anatole Litvak - Ukrainian-born film director (d. 1974)
1902 – David O. Selznick - American film producer (d. 1965)
1903 – Otto Bradfisch - Nazi leader (d. 1994)
1905 – Markos Vamvakaris - Greek rebetiko musician & songwriter (d. 1972)
1907 – Freddie Spencer Chapman - British army officer (d. 1971)
1908 – Carl Albert - American politician (d. 2000)
1909 – Maybelle Carter - American musician (d. 1978)
1911 – Bel Kaufman - American author
1915 – Denis Thatcher - British businessman & husband of Margaret Thatcher (d. 2003)
1916 – Milton Babbitt - American composer
1918 – George Welch - American pilot (d. 1954)
1918 – T. Berry Brazelton - American pediatrician
1922 – Nancy Walker - American actress (d. 1992)
1923 – Heydar Aliyev - Ex-President & Leader of Azerbaijan Republic (d. 2003)
1923 – Clifford Wilson - Australian archaeologist, educator, academic, author
1926 – Hugo Banzer - Bolivian dictator (d. 2002)
1927 – Nayantara Sahgal - Indian author
1928 – Arnold Rüütel - Estonian president
1929 – Antonine Maillet - French-Canadian novelist & playwright
1930 – Pat Summerall - American football player & broadcaster
1930 – Scott Muni - American radio DJ (d. 2004)
1931 – Ettore Scola - Italian director & screenwriter
1933 – Barbara Taylor Bradford - English writer
1934 – Cliff Wilson - Welsh snooker player (d. 1994)
1934 – Jeanine Basinger - American film scholar
1935 – Larry Williams - American singer & songwriter (d. 1980)
1936 – Gary Owens - American actor & announcer
1936 – Timothy Birdsall - English cartoonist (d. 1963)
1937 – Tamara Press - Soviet athlete
1937 – Jim Hickman - American baseball player
1938 – Jean Becker - French director, screenwriter & actor
1938 – Marina Vlady - French actress
1940 – Wayne A. Downing - retired United States Army general
1942 – Jim Calhoun - American college basketball coach
1942 – Youssouf Sambo Bâ - Burkinabé politician
1943 – David Clennon - American actor
1943 – Richard Darman - American economist
1944 – Jim Abrahams - American film director
1944 – Maureen Lipman - English actress
1944 – Marie-France Pisier - French actress
1946 – Donovan - Scottish musician
1946 – Graham Gouldman - British musician & songwriter (10cc)
1946 – Dave Mason - English musician (Traffic)
1946 – Diderik Wagenaar - Dutch composer & musical theorist
1947 – Caroline Cooney - American author
1947 – Jay Ferguson - American musician & composer
1947 – Thomas Tessier - American author
1952 – Manuel Mora Morales - Spanish director & writer
1952 – Kikki Danielsson - Swedish singer
1953 – John Diamond - English journalist (d. 2001)
1953 – Tito Santana - Mexican-American professional wrestler
1954 – F. Charles Brunicardi - American surgeon
1955 – Chris Berman - American sportscaster
1955 – Mark David Chapman - American murderer of John Lennon
1956 – Paige O'Hara - American Broadway singer & actress
1956 – Vladislav Listyev - Russian television anchor & journalist (d. 1995)
1957 – Sid Vicious - English bassist (The Sex Pistols) (d. 1979)
1958 – Rick Santorum - American politician
1958 – Yu Suzuki - Japanese creator of Virtua Fighter series
1958 – Gaétan Boucher - Canadian speed skater
1959 – Victoria Rowell - American actress
1959 – Danny Schayes - American basketball player
1960 – Bono - Irish singer (U2)
1960 – Merlene Ottey - Jamaican/Slovenian track athlete
1961 – Danny Carey - American drummer (Tool, Pigmy Love Circus)
1961 – Johanna ter Steege - Dutch actress
1962 – Brad Soderberg - American college basketball head coach
1963 – Lisa Nowak - American astronaut
1965 – Linda Evangelista - Canadian supermodel
1965 – Rony Seikaly - Lebanese basketball player
1966 – Jonathan Edwards - English athlete
1967 – Scott Brison - Canadian politician
1967 – Jon Ronson - British journalist & author
1967 – Nobuhiro Takeda - Japanese footballer & sportscaster
1967 – Young MC - American rapper
1968 – Erik Palladino - American actor
1968 – Ed Sanders - British actor & television personality
1968 – Al Murray - British comedian
1968 – William Regal (Darren Matthews) - English professional wrestler
1969 – Dennis Bergkamp - Dutch footballer
1969 – John Scalzi - American writer
1970 – Perry Blake - Irish singer/songwriter
1970 – Gabriela Montero - Venezuelan pianist
1970 – Gina Philips - American actress
1970 – Dallas Roberts - American actor
1970 – David Weir - Scottish footballer
1971 – Craig Mack - American rapper
1971 – Adriano Giannini - Italian actor
1971 – Ådne Søndrål - Norwegian speed skater
1971 – Leslie Stefanson - American actress
1972 – Radosław Majdan - Polish footballer
1973 – Jerome Williams - American basketball player
1973 – Ollie le Roux - South African rugby player
1973 – Aviv Geffen - Israeli singer/songwriter (Blackfield)
1974 – Sylvain Wiltord - French footballer
1975 – Torbjørn Brundtland - Norwegian musician (Röyksopp)
1975 – Hélio Castroneves - Brazilian race car driver
1975 – Adam Deadmarsh - American ice hockey player
1975 – Shin Jung-hwan - Korean singer
1976 – Stuart Braithwaite - Scottish musician (Mogwai)
1976 – Rachel Gordon - Australian actress
1976 – Rob Malda - American internet writer/editor (Slashdot)
1976 – Udo Mechels - Belgian singer
1976 – Aggeliki Tsiolakoudi - Greek javelin thrower
1976 – Steve Howard - Scottish footballer
1977 – Henri Camara - Senegalese footballer
1977 – Nick Heidfeld - German Formula One driver
1977 – Denise Ho - Hong Kong singer
1977 – Chas Licciardello - Australian comedian
1977 – Keith Murray - American singer (We Are Scientists)
1978 – Kenan Thompson - American actor
1979 – Lee Hyori - South Korean singer
1980 – Namitha Kapoor - Indian actress
1981 – Samuel Dalembert - Haitian basketball player
1981 – Humberto Suazo - Chilean footballer
1982 – Jeremy Gable - American playwright
1982 – Daniel Harris - Australian rules footballer
1983 – Gustav Fridolin - Swedish politician
1983 – Natalia Zabala - Spanish beauty pageant contestant
1984 – Edward Mujica. Venezuelan baseball player
1985 – Ryan Getzlaf - Canadian ice hockey player
1985 – Odette Yustman - American actress
1987 – Wilson Chandler - American basketball player
1987 – Anej Lovrečič - Slovenian football player
1989 – Lindsey Shaw - American actress
1990 – Josh Dugan - Australian rugby league player
1992 – Zia Marquez - Filipino actress
1992 – Charice Pempengco - Filipino singer
1993 – Mirai Shida - Japanese actress

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