May 10: Day of the Week
May 10, 2018 was the 130th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 235 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1534Jacques Cartier visits Newfoundland.
- 1775American Revolutionary War: A small Colonial militia led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold captures Fort Ticonderoga.
- 1869The First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern and western United States, is completed at Promontory Summit, Utah (not Promontory Point, Utah) with the golden spike.
- 1872Victoria Woodhull becomes the first woman nominated for President of the United States.
- 1877Romania declares itself independent from the Ottoman Empire following the Senate adoption of Mihail Kogălniceanu’s Declaration of Independence. This act is recognized on March 26, 1881 after the end of the Romanian War of Independence.
- 1908Mother’s Day is observed for the first time in the United States, in Grafton, West Virginia.
- 1924J. Edgar Hoover is appointed the Director of the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation, and remains so until his death in 1972.
- 1954Bill Haley & His Comets release “Rock Around the Clock”, the first rock and roll record to reach number one on the Billboard charts.
- 1979The Federated States of Micronesia become self-governing.
- 1981François Mitterrand wins the presidential election and becomes the first Socialist President of France in the French Fifth Republic.
Who were born on May 10?
- 1770Louis Nicolas Davout, French marshal (d. 1823)
- 1868Ed Barrow, American baseball manager (d. 1953)
- 1886Olaf Stapledon, British author and philosopher (d. 1950)
- 1890Alfred Jodl, German general (d. 1946)
- 1933Barbara Taylor Bradford, English writer
- 1947Caroline Cooney, American author
- 1966Jonathan Edwards, English athlete
- 1974Sylvain Wiltord, French footballer
- 1977Chas Licciardello, Australian comedian
- 1981Samuel Dalembert, Haitian basketball player
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