May 10: Day of the Week
May 10, 2019 is the 130th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 235 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 1503Christopher Columbus visits the Cayman Islands and names them Las Tortugas after the numerous turtles there.
- 1774Louis XVI becomes King of France.
- 1865American Civil War: In Kentucky, Union soldiers ambush and mortally wound Confederate raider William Quantrill, who lingers until his death on June 6.
- 1872Victoria Woodhull becomes the first woman nominated for President of the United States.
- 1941World War II: Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland to try to negotiate a peace deal between the United Kingdom and Nazi Germany.
- 1941World War II: The House of Commons in London is damaged by the Luftwaffe in an air raid.
- 1942World War II: The Thai Phayap Army invades the Shan States during the Burma Campaign.
- 1946First successful launch of an American V-2 rocket at White Sands Proving Ground.
- 1994Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa’s first black president.
- 1997A 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.
Who were born on May 10?
- 1843Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (d. 1920)
- 1886Karl Barth, Swiss Protestant theologian (d. 1968)
- 1907Freddie Spencer Chapman, British army officer (d. 1971)
- 1936Gary Owens, American actor and announcer
- 1959Danny Schayes, American basketball player
- 1966Jonathan Edwards, English athlete
- 1967Nobuhiro Takeda, Japanese footballer and sportscaster
- 1970Gina Philips, American actress
- 1976Steve Howard, Scottish footballer
- 1987Anej Lovrečič, Slovenian footballer
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