Friday, December 2, 2022 (Week 48)

May 10 in History

What happened on May 10 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on may 10 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on may 10 in history.

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1994
Nelson Mandela is sworn in as South Africa’s first black president.
1960
The USS Nautilus completes the first circumnavigation of the globe underwater.
1941
England’s House of Commons is destroyed during the worst of the London Blitz: 550 German bombers drop 100,000 incendiary bombs.
1940
German forces begin a blitzkrieg of the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, skirting France’s “impenetrable” Maginot Line.
1940
Winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as British Prime Minister.
1933
Nazis begin burning books by “unGerman” writers such as Heinrich Mann and Erich Maria Remarque, author of All Quiet on the Western Front.
1928
WGY-TV in Schenectady, New York, begins regular television programming.
1924
J. Edgar Hoover is appointed head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
1917
Allied ships get destroyer escorts to fend off German attacks in the Atlantic.
1872
Victoria Woodhull becomes first the woman nominated for U.S. president.
1869
The Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads meet in Promontory, Utah.
1865
Union cavalry troops capture Confederate President Jefferson Davis near Irvinville, Georgia.
1863
General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson succumbs to illness and wounds received during the Battle of Chancellorsville.
1859
French emperor Napoleon III leaves Paris to join his troops preparing to battle the Austrian army in Northern Italy.
1857
The Bengal Army in India revolts against the British.
1840
Mormon leader Joseph Smith moves his band of followers to Illinois to escape the hostilities they experienced in Missouri.
1796
Napoleon Bonaparte wins a brilliant victory against the Austrians at Lodi bridge in Italy.
1794
Elizabeth, the sister of King Louis XVI, is beheaded.
1775
American troops capture Fort Ticonderoga from the British.
1774
Louis XVI succeeds his father Louis XV as King of France.
1773
To keep the troubled East India Company afloat, Parliament passes the Tea Act, taxing all tea in the American colonies.
1676
Bacon’s Rebellion begins in the New World.
1503
Christopher Columbus discovers the Cayman Islands.
1285
Philip III of Spain is succeeded by Philip IV (“the Fair”).