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Notable Historical Events for May 10th

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

1990Howard Stern holds a mock funeral for rival John DeBella

1796Napoleon defeats Austria in Battle of Lodi Bridge

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

1924J. Edgar Hoover appointed head of FBI

1940Winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as British Prime Minister

1963Decca signs Rolling Stones on advice of Beatle George Harrison

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

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.

1534French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Newfoundland

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Notable Birthdays on May 10th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 10th

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

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

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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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