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Notable Historical Events for May 10th

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.

1796Napoleon defeats Austria in Battle of Lodi Bridge

17752nd Continental Congress names George Washington, supreme commander

1865Jefferson Davis captured at Irwinsville Georgia

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

1503Columbus discovers Cayman Islands

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

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

1953Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open

1990Howard Stern holds a mock funeral for rival John DeBella

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Notable Birthdays on May 10th

1838John Wilkes Booth, American stage actor and assassin (President Lincoln)

1909Maybelle Carter, Nickelsville Va, country singer (Johnny Cash Show)

1930Pat Summerall, Lake City Florida, NFL player (NY Giants)/sportscaster (CBS)

1960Bono [Paul Hewson], Dublin, Ireland, rocker (U2-Joshua Tree)

1899Fred Astaire, Omaha Neb, tap dancer/actor (Easter Parade, Swingtime)

1957Sid Vicious, [John Simon Ritchie], London England, bassist (Sex Pistols)

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Notable Weddings on May 10th

2005Actress and model Heidi Klum (39) weds British soul and R&B singer-songwriter Seal (49) in Costa Careyes, Mexico

19271954 Nobel Prize winner in Literature Ernest Hemingway (27) weds journalist Pauline Pfeiffer (31)

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Notable Deaths on May 10th

1863Thomas Jackson, ["Stonewall"], Confederate general (Civil War), dies at 39

1994John Wayne Gacy, mass murderer, executed in Illinois at 52

1818Paul Revere, American patriot, dies

1955Tommy Burns, Canadian boxer, dies of a heart attack at 73

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