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1503Columbus discovers Cayman Islands

192964th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Muirfield Gullane

1752Benjamin Franklin tests the lightning conductor with his his kite-flying experiment

1865Jefferson Davis captured at Irwinsville Georgia

1973Bruce Lee collapses in Golden Harvest studios in Hong Kong and is rushed to Hong Kong Baptist Hospital where doctors diagnose him with cerebral edema

1967Hank Aaron only inside the park HR (vs Jim Bunning)

1963Decca signs Rolling Stones on advice of Beatle George Harrison

1940Winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as British Prime Minister

1534French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Newfoundland

1970Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

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

1990Howard Stern holds a mock funeral for rival John DeBella

1994Nelson Mandela sworn in as South Africa's 1st black president

1796Napoleon defeats Austria in Battle of Lodi Bridge

17752nd Continental Congress names George Washington, supreme commander

1953Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open

1948Winston Churchill visits The Hague

1924J. Edgar Hoover appointed head of FBI

1970Bobby Orr scores one of the most famous goals in hockey history, an overtime goal that gives the Boston Bruins its first Stanley Cup since 1941

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Squirt Ladies' Golf Open Invitational

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

1993Bill Walton is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

1993Paul Cézanne still life painting sells for US$28,600,000 in NYC

1941Adolf Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland

May 10th Historical Events
Date Event
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 
1427
Jews are expelled from Berne Switzerland 
1497
Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci leaves for 1st voyage to the New World 
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
Tsar Ivan IV becomes Protestant 
1624
Dutch admirals Jacob Willekens & Piet Heyn conquer Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) 
1652
John Johnson, a free black, is granted 550 acres in Northampton, Va 
1655
Jamaica captured by English 
1676
Bacon's Rebellion begins, frontiersmen vs Virginia government 
1752
Benjamin Franklin tests the lightning conductor with his his kite-flying experiment 
1768
John Wilkes is imprisoned for writing an article for The North Briton severely criticizing King George III. This action provokes rioting in London. 
1774
Louis XVI ascends to throne of France 
1775
2nd Continental Congress convenes in Pa issues paper currency for 1st time 
1775
2nd Continental Congress names George Washington, supreme commander 
1775
Green Mountain Boys capture Fort Ticonderoga NY-American Revolution 
1787
British Parliament impeaches Warren Hastings, Governor-General of Bengal 
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 US Navy ship, the "United States," is launched 
1801
First Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America (1st US foreign war) 
1816
British steamship "Defiance" arrives at Rotterdam harbor 
1823
1st steamboat to navigate the Mississippi River arrives at Ft Snelling 
1824
The National Gallery in London opens to the public in its temporary home in a townhouse on Pall Mall 
1837
Panic of 1837: New York City banks fail, and unemployment reaches record levels. 
1849
Pack destroys Astor Place opera house in NYC (22 killed) 
1857
Indian Mutiny begins with revolt of Sepoys in Meerut 
1861
Union troops march on state militia in St Louis, MI 
1862
Battle of Plum Run Bend, TN (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 & defends his heavyweight crown against Irish champ Joe Coburn, it lasts 1 hr & 17 minutes, & neither is struck by a punch 
1871
Peace of Frankfurt-am-Main concluded between France & Germany ends Franco-Prussian war 
1872
Victoria Woodhull becomes 1st woman nominated for US presidency by Equal Rights Party at Apollo Hall, NYC 
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 2:17.5 
1893
19th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Kunze aboard Lookout wins in 2:39.25 
1893
Imperial Institute in London opens 
1902
Portugal goes bankrupt, but its parliament passes a bill converting its external debt. Contributing to Portugal's troubles is a recent revolt in its colony of Angola, put down on 6 September 
1905
31st Kentucky Derby: Jack Martin aboard Agile wins in 2:100.75 
1906
Russian Duma (Parliament) meets for 1st time 
1906
Italian King Victor Emmanuel & Swiss president Ludwig Forrer open Simplon tunnel 
1907
Paul Dukas' opera "Ariane et Barbe Bleue" premieres in Paris 
1908
1st Mother's Day observed (Phila) 
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
Halley's Comet closest approach to Earth in 1910 pass 
1910
The British House of Commons pass three major resolutions on political reform 
1913
39th Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Goose aboard Donerail wins in 2:04.8 
1913
Yanks commit 8 errors & still beat Tigers 10-9 in 10 innings 
1915
Zeppelin drops hundred of bombs on Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England 
1916
Disastrous fire in Ellendale, ND 
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 SC, 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 MO begins radio transmissions 
1922
The United States annexes the Kingman Reef in n the North Pacific Ocean 
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
1st US planetarium opens (Adler-Chicago) 
1930
Clarrie Grimmett takes 10 for 37 v Yorkshire at Sheffield 
1931
Golf ball size hail falls in Burlington, NJ 
1932
Government declares "Wilhelmus" as the 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 Azaña 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 Defence Volunteers forms (later renamed the Home Guard) 
1940
Dutch torpedo boat Johan van Galen sinks 
1940
Dutch-Indies Gov 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 & Luxembourg 
1940
Winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as British Prime Minister 
1940
World War II: The first German bombs of the war fall on England at Chilham and Petham, in Kent. 
1941
67th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Whirlaway wins in 1:58.8 
1941
Adolf Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland 
1941
British House of Commons & Holborn Theatre damaged in an air raid 
1941
Queen Wilhelmina on Radio Orange warns against treason 
1942
World War II: The Thai Phayap Army invades the Shan States during the Burma Campaign. 
1944
Chinese offensive in West-Yunnan 
1944
Smith v 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 Yanks 5-4, DiMaggio hits Grand Slam 
1947
"Chocolate Soldier" closes at Century Theater NYC after 69 perfs 
1947
73rd Preakness: Doug Dodson aboard Faultless wins in 1:59 
1948
1st attack by Egyptian irregular forces at Kfar Darom Israel 
1948
Winston Churchill visits The Hague 
1950
1st Netherlands-US telex sent 
1951
Z Alexander Looby elected to Nashville City Council 
1952
"Shuffle Along" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 4 performances 
1953
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open 
1953
KCBD TV channel 11 in Lubbock, TX (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, CA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting 
1957
1st meeting of legislative of Cameroon 
1957
Dmitri Shostakovitsch's 2nd Piano concerto premieres in Moscow 
1959
Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Howard Johnson Golf Invitational 
1959
Soviet forces arrive in Afghanistan 
1959
Giants Jim Hearn allows 2 runs against Pirates, game is suspended, Hearn is released & charged with loss 2 months after his retirement 
1960
John F Kennedy wins primary in West Virginia 
1960
US atomic sub USS Triton completes 1st submerged circumnavigation of the globe 
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 
1966
25°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in May 
1967
Foundation AZ soccer team forms in Alkmaar 
1967
Hank Aaron only inside the park HR (vs Jim Bunning) 
1967
Rolling Stones Keith Richards, Brian Jones & Mick Jagger arrested on drug charges 
1967
Stockholm Vietnam Tribunal declares US aggression in Vietnam/Cambodia 
1967
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1968
Vietnam peace talks began in Paris between the US & 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
US troops begin attack on Hill 937 ("Hamburger Hill"), Vietnam 
1969
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" 
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
Bobby Orr scores one of the most famous goals in hockey history, an overtime goal that gives the Boston Bruins its first Stanley Cup since 1941 
1971
US special delivery rates go from 45 cents to 60 cents 
1972
Overloaded South Korean bus plunges into reservoir, killing 77 
1972
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1972
An Irish Republican Army bomb starts a fire that destroys the Belfast Co-operative store 
1973
27th NBA Championship: NY Knicks beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1 
1973
9th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 8-4 
1973
Establishment of Frente Polisario in Mauritania 
1973
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2 
1973
Bruce Lee collapses in Golden Harvest studios in Hong Kong and is rushed to Hong Kong Baptist Hospital where doctors diagnose him with cerebral edema 
1974
7th ABA championship: NY Nets beats Utah Stars, 4 games to 1 
1975
Brian Oldfield of US put shot 75', an unofficial record 
1978
"Angel" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 5 performances 
1978
Liverpool wins 23rd European Cup 
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 hrs, 28 min, around Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka [From May 2] 
1980
"Happy New Year" closes at Morosco Theater NYC after 17 performances 
1981
Amy Alcott wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament 
1981
Francois Mitterrand defeats Valery Giscard d'Estang for Presidency of France 
1981
Montreal Expo Charlie Lee no-hits SF Giants, 4-0 
1982
WABC NYC plays its last record (John Lennon's Imagine) 
1982
WABC joins ABC's All Talk radio network 
1983
"Laverne & 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
Intl Court of Justice rules on US blockade of Nicaragua 
1985
Challenger transports back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB 
1986
"Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco hit #1 on UK pop chart 
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
Gen Manuel Noriega's government nullifies country's elections, which the opposition had won by a 3-1 margin 
1990
"Zoya's Apartment" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 45 perfs 
1990
French TGV-train hits record speed of 510.6 kph 
1990
Howard Stern holds a mock funeral for rival John DeBella 
1991
Oakland A's Jose Canseco is seen leaving Madonna's apt 
1992
"Hamlet" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances 
1992
Bible Lands Museum opens in Jerusalem Israel 
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 Cézanne still life painting sells for US$28,600,000 in NYC 
1993
Premier Lubbers opens Terminal West on Schiphol 
1993
Bill Walton is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 
1994
"Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public" opens at Lunt-Font NYC for 16 per 
1994
Barbra Striesand's begins 1st concert tour in 30 years 
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
"Twister" premieres 
1996
2 US Marine helicopters collided during joint US & British war games 
1996
Excel Communications, Inc. becomes the youngest company ever to join the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), trading under the symbol (ECI). 
1997
Chicago Cubs turn baseballs 68th triple play (vs SF Giants) 
2001
In Ghana, a stampede at a football game kills over 120 spectators. 
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. 
2005
A hand grenade which was thrown by Vladimir Arutyunian lands about 65 feet (20 metres) from U.S. President George W. Bush while he was giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia, but it malfunctions and does not detonate. 
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. 
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
Joe Sakic is hired by his former team, the Colorado Avalanche, as Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations 
2013
Agnetha Faltskog releases a new album called "A" 
2014
The African National Congress wins the 2014 South African General Election 
2014
Conchita Wurst wins the Eurovision Song Contest with Rise like a Phoenix 
2016
Uber and Lyft End Rides in Austin to Protest Fingerprint Background Checks 
2016
US Announces $50 Million Aid Program for the Gaza Strip 
2016
Mexico Judge Says 'El Chapo' Extradition May Proceed 
2016
China's Xi congratulates North Korea's Kim on party promotion 
2016
Large tornado hits south of Oklahoma City, two dead 
2016
US Justice Department files complaint over North Carolina bathroom law 
2016
State lawmakers file second lawsuit over North Carolina bathroom law 
2016
Earthlings watch as tiny Mercury sails past the sun 
2016
Poe concedes defeat to Duterte in Philippine presidential contest 
2016
Panama Papers reveal at least 36 Americans accused of financial crimes 
2017
Trump fires FBI Director Comey, setting off US political storm 
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