May 10

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May 22, 2022

May 10 is the 130th day of the year. 131. in leap years. There are 235 days left in the year. World Activity Day.

Name day

Asbjørg, Asbjørn, Espen

History

1655 - England annexes Jamaica from Spain. 1774 - Louis XVI becomes king of France, while Marie Antoinette becomes queen. 1775 - American conquers Fort Ticonderoga during the American Revolutionary War. 1801 - Tripolitan War: Berber pirates in Tripoli declare war on the United States. 1849 - At least 25 people are killed and 120 injured in the Astor Place Riot in Manhattan, New York City. The riots started as a result of a conflict between the American actor Edwin Forrest and the British actor William Macready over which of them was best at playing the main characters in Shakespeare's plays. 1865 - President Jefferson Davis of the Confederate States of America is arrested. 1871 - The Peace of Frankfurt is signed. France had to return Alsace and Lorraine to Germany, as well as pay five billion gold francs within three years 1876 ​​- President Ulysses S. Grant and Emperor Pedro II of Brazil open the Philadelphia World's Fair. 1877 - Romania declares independence from the Ottoman Empire. 1924 - J. Edgar Hoover is appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation, a position he holds until his death in 1972. 1933 - National Socialist students organize book burning in German university towns. Over 25,000 books are burned at public ceremonies. 1940 - Germany launches Fall Gelb against Belgium, the Netherlands and France. 1941 - Rudolf Hess secretly flies to Britain and is captured. 1945 - The first Norwegian and allied forces arrive in southern Norway. 1947 - Cunard Line acquires White Star Line. 1969 - Vietnam War: Battle of Hamburger Hill begins. 1994 - Nelson Mandela is installed as president of South Africa on May 10, following the fall of apartheid 2002 - In the train accident at Potter's Bar in England, seven were killed and eleven seriously injured when a carriage derailed. 2008 - Fighting over Omdurman and Khartoum: Forces from the rebel forces Justice and Equality Movement attack the Sudanese capital.

Births

See more who were born on May 10 in Category: Births on May 10. 1808 - Thomas Pedersen, Norwegian shipbuilder (d. 1896) 1823 - John Sherman, American lawyer and politician (d. 1900) 1827 - William Windom, American politician (d. 1891) 1848 - Kibataro Oki, Japanese businessman (d. 1906) 1875 - Eugen Schauman, Finnish nobleman and activist (d. 1904) 1878 - Gustav Stresemann, German politician (d. 1929) 1886 - Karl Barth, Swiss theologian (d. 1968) 1897 - Einar Gerhardsen, Norwegian politician and prime minister (d. 1987) 1899 - Fred Astaire, American singer, dancer and actor (d. 1987) 1913 - Ottar Fiskum, Norwegian musician (d. 1988) 1915 - Astri Rynning, Norwegian judge and politician (d. 2006) 1917 - Bertil Perrolf, Swedish journalist (d. 2004) 1918 - Peter Poreku Dery, Ghanaian cardinal (d. 2008) 1923 - Heydar Eliev, President of Azerbaijan (d. 2003) 1926 - Ola O. Røssum, Norwegian politician (d. 2012) 1927 - Eva Knardahl, Norwegian pianist (d. 2006) 1929 - Audun Boysen, Norwegian athlete (d. 2000) 1930 - Jens Bugge, Norwegian Supreme Court judge (d. 2014) 1937 - Arthur Arntzen, Norwegian author, actor, journalist and musician 1937 - Anne Lise Knoff, Norwegian artist (d. 2005) 1937 - Tamara Press, Soviet athlete (d. 2021) 1941 - Sissel Calmeyer, Norwegian textile artist (d. 2012) 1944 - Kalle Fürst, Norwegian director 1944 - John Fredriksen, Norwegian shipowner 1945 - Mats Wahl, Swedish author 1952 - Kikki Danielsson, Swedish singer 1955 - Mark David Chapman, American assassin 1957 - Phil Mahre, American alpinist 1957 - Steve Mahre, American alpinist 1957 - Sid Vicious, British musician (d. 1979) 1958 - Gaétan Boucher, Canadian figure skater 1958 - Harri Kirvesniemi, Finnish cross-country skier 1960 - Paul David Hewson, also known as Bono, Irish