May 10 in History – What happened on 10 May in Past

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10 May - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on May 10, the day number in a year is 130 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 131. May 10 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

May 10 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
28The first recorded observation of a sunspot was made by HanDynasty astronomers during the reign of Emperor Cheng of Han.
1503Christopher Columbus and his crew became the first Europeans tovisit the Cayman Islands, naming them Las Tortugas after the numeroussea turtles there.
1503Italian explorer and sailor Columbus discovered the island of Kayman.
1526Babur entered the erstwhile capital of India (Akbarabad Agra) after victory in the first battle of Panipat.
1655In 1655 a British expedition under Admiral Sir William Penn and General Robert Venables captured Jamaica and began to expel the Spanish, a task which was completed within five years.
1744Louis became 16th King of France after the death of Louis 15th.
1752Benjamin Franklin investigated electric conductors with his kite-flying experiment.
1768John Wilkes was imprisoned for writing an article for "The North Briton" in which King George III was severely criticized. This action led to riots in London.
1774Louis XVI became King of France after the death of his grandfather, Louis XV.
1775American Revolutionary War-Delegates from the ThirteenColonies met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to convene the SecondContinental Congress, which would serve as the de facto nationalgovernment of the future United States.
1796Napoleon defeated Austria in the Battle of Lodi Bridge.
1801Pasca of Tripoli declared war on the United States after hanging on the consulate.
1810Rev. Henry Duncan opened the world's first commercial savings bank in Ruthwell, Scotland.
1823The first steamboat to navigate the Mississippi River came on fitting snowing.
1824The National Gallery in London opened to the public, in theformer townhouse of the collector John Julius Angerstein.
1833Lê Van Khôi broke out of prison to start a revolt againstVietnamese Emperor Minh M?ng, primarily to avenge the desecration ofthe grave of his adopted father Lê Van Duy?t, former viceroy of thesouthern part of Vietnam.
1833The Le Van Khoi rebellion began against Emperor Minh and Vietnam.
1837Banks in New York City suspended specie payments, triggering aseven-year recession in the United States.
1837The Panic Battle of 1837) began in New York City.
1849A personal dispute between actors Edwin Forrest and WilliamMacready in New York City devolved into a riot that left at least 25dead and more than 120 injured.
1857The Sepoy Mutiny against the company rule by the British EastIndia Company began.
1857The first battle of freedom struggle started from the cantonment of Meerut.
1857Indian Rebellion of 1857: Indian fighters started rebellion in Delhi from British East India Company.
1869The Golden Spike Ceremony was held at Promontory Summit, Utah, celebrating the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad in the United States between the Missouri and Sacramento Rivers.
1872Victoria Woodhull became the first woman to be nominated as acandidate for President of the United States.
1893The Imperial Institute opened in London.
1908Mother’s Day was first celebrated on May 10, 1908 in Philadelphia, United States. Though it is now observed on the second Sunday in May in most of the countries, established by Anna Jarvis.
1908The first Mother's Day was celebrated during Church Service in Grafton, West Virginia.
1916Ernest Shackleton and five companions completed one ofhistory's greatest small-boat journeys when they arrived at SouthGeorgia after an 800-nautical-mile (1,500 km) journey in a lifeboat.
1922Kingman Reef, named after American Captain W.E. Kingman, was formally annexed to the United States on May 10, 1922. It is located in the North Pacific Ocean and discovered by the American Captain Edmund Fanning on June 14, 1798.
1924J. Edgar Hoover became the director of the Bureau ofInvestigation, which would later become the U.S. Federal Bureau ofInvestigation.
1924J. Edgar Hoover was appointed the head of the Bureau of Investigation.
1925New Zealand Prime Minister William Masi died in office.
1933On May 10, 1933 Paraguay declared war on Bolivia. This conflict is also known as Chaco war between the two countries to take control over northern part of Gran Chaco of South America, assumed to be rich in oil.
1934Revenue Act issued in the United States.
1936Manuel Azana becomes the new President of Spain.
1937The 8th Imperial Conference began in London.
1940British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain resigned andformally recommended Winston Churchill as his successor.
1941World War II-Nazi leader Rudolf Hess parachuted into Scotland,claiming to be on a peace mission.
1946Jawaharlal Nehru was elected the leader of the Congress party in India.
1960The United States Navy nuclear-powered radar picket submarine USS Triton completed Operation Sandblast on May 10, 1960. It was the very first submerged circumnavigation of the world in history.
1979The Federated States of Micronesia had formed its own constitutional government on May 10, 1979. Prior 1979 it was a part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands under US administration and became an independent state on November 3, 1986.
1981François Mitterrand was elected to be the first socialist President of the French Fifth Republic.
1993Santosh Yadav became the world's first female climber to reach Everest, the world's highest mountain peak twice.
1994American serial killer John Wayne Gacy was executed by lethalinjection for the murders of twelve teenage boys and young men in aseries of killings committed between 1972 and 1978.
1994Nelson Mandela was sworn in as the first black president of South Africa.
1994Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as the first black president of South Africa.
1996Excel Communication, a telecommunication and multi-level marketing organization, became the youngest company to be listed in New York Stock Exchange on May 10, 1996, trading under the symbol (ECI).
1997The Maeslantkering, a storm surge barrier, was inaugurated on May 10, 1997 by Queen Beatrix. This is one of the largest moving structures on the earth which can be closed automatically when needed as it is linked with weather and sea level data in a computer system and operated through software
1997A 7.3 Mw earthquake struck Iran's Khorasan Province, killing1,567, injuring over 2,300, leaving 50,000 homeless, and damaging ordestroying over 15,000 homes.
2001More than 120 spectators died in a stampede during a football match in Ghana.
2002Robert Philip Hanssen, former agent of US Federal Bureau of Investigation, was sentenced on May 10, 2002 to 15 consecutive sentences of life in prison without any parole for selling US secrets and diamonds. He had been spying for Soviet and Russian intelligence services against the United States from 1979 to 2001.
2002The famous Urdu poet Kaifi Azmi died.
2012The International committee of the Red Cross suspended all humanitarian work in Pakistan on May 10, 2012. This suspension was the result of the killing of Khalil Rasjed Dale, a 60 year ICRC staff member who was abducted four months ago in Baluchistan.
201255 people were killed and 370 others injured in two bomb blasts in Damascus, the capital of Southwest Asian Syria.
2013One World Trade Centre became the tallest skyscraper in the western hemisphere after the installation of final component of the skyscraper’s spire on May 10, 2013. Architectural height of this building is 1,776 ft which makes it world’s fourth tallest skyscraper. It has built on the same location where northern Twin Tower was destroyed on 9/11 by terrorist group that’s why it is often called Freedom Tower as well.



Famous Birthdays of May 10 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1960Merlene Ottey / Runner / Slovenia
1902H. C. Asterley / Author / Britain
1987Wilson Chandler / Basketball Player / United States of America
1886Felix Manalo / Religious Leader / Philippines
1951Vijay Kumar Singh / Soldier / India
1920Basil Kelly / Politician / Ireland
1970David Weir / Footballer / Scotland
1697Jean-Marie Leclair / Violinist / France
1975Torbjørn Brundtland / Singer / Norway
1967Eion Crossan / Rugby Player / New Zealand
1940Wayne Dyer / Author / United States of America
1915Denis Thatcher / Business Man / United Kingdom
1897Einar Gerhardsen / Politician / Norway
1977Adrian Morley / Rugby Player / United Kingdom
1978Bruno Cheyrou / Footballer / France
1918Diva Diniz Corrêa / Zoologist / Brazil
1933Barbara Taylor Bradford / Author / United Kingdom
1992Charice Pempengco / Actress / Philippines
1963Lisa Nowak / Astronaut / United States of America
1977Sergei Nakariakov / Trumpet Player / Russia
1890Alfred Jodl / General / Germany
1902David O. Selznick / Producer / United States of America
1923Heydar Aliyev / Politician / Azerbaijan
1937Tamara Press / Shot Putter / Ukraine
1970Gabriela Montero / Pianist / United States of America
1918Desmond MacNamara / Painter / Ireland
1908Carl Albert / Politician / United States of America
1872Marcel Mauss / Sociologist / France
1952Kikki Danielsson / Singer / Sweden
1965Linda Evangelista / Model / Canada

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