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Notable Historical Events for May 10th

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

1534French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Newfoundland

1941Adolf Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland

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

1948Winston Churchill visits The Hague

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Squirt Ladies' Golf Open Invitational

1865Jefferson Davis captured at Irwinsville Georgia

1970Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

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.

1990Howard Stern holds a mock funeral for rival John DeBella

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Notable Birthdays on May 10th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

1818Paul Revere, American patriot, dies

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

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