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Sunday May 10, 2020

May 10: Day of the Week

May 10, 2020 was the 131st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 235 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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May 10 Historical Event(s)

  • 70
    Siege of Jerusalem: Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, opens a full-scale assault on Jerusalem and attacks the city’s Third Wall to the northwest.
  • 1503
    Christopher Columbus visits the Cayman Islands and names them Las Tortugas after the numerous turtles there.
  • 1857
    Indian Mutiny: In India, the first war of Independence begins. Sepoys revolt against their commanding officers at Meerut.
  • 1893
    The Supreme Court of the United States rules in Nix v. Hedden that a tomato is a vegetable, not a fruit, under the Tariff Act of 1883.
  • 1908
    Mother’s Day is observed for the first time in the United States, in Grafton, West Virginia.
  • 1924
    J. Edgar Hoover is appointed the Director of the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation, and remains so until his death in 1972.
  • 1940
    World War II: Invasion of Iceland by the United Kingdom.
  • 1997
    A 7.3 Mw earthquake strikes Iran’s Khorasan Province, killing 1,567, injuring over 2,300, leaving 50,000 homeless, and damaging or destroying over 15,000 homes.
  • 2005
    A hand grenade thrown by Vladimir Arutinian lands about 65 feet (20 metres) from U.S. President George W. Bush while he is giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia, but it malfunctions and does not detonate.
  • 2008
    An EF4 tornado strikes the Oklahoma-Kansas state line, killing 21 people and injuring over 100.

Who were born on May 10?

  • 1788
    Catherine Pavlovna of Russia, Russian-born queen of Württemberg (d. 1819)
  • 1813
    Montgomery Blair, American politician (d. 1883)
  • 1940
    Wayne A. Downing, retired United States Army general
  • 1946
    Graham Gouldman, British musician and songwriter (10cc)
  • 1956
    Jonathan Roberts, American writer played Mufasa from Lion King.
  • 1963
    Lisa Nowak, American astronaut
  • 1970
    David Weir, Scottish footballer
  • 1975
    Adam Deadmarsh, American ice hockey player
  • 1976
    Rob Malda, American internet writer/editor (Slashdot)
  • 1992
    Charice Pempengco, Filipino singer

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