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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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.
  • 1796
    First Coalition: Napoleon I of France wins a decisive victory against Austrian forces at Lodi bridge over the Adda River in Italy. The Austrians lose some 2,000 men.
  • 1824
    The National Gallery in London opens to the public.
  • 1849
    Astor Place Riot: A riot breaks out at the Astor Opera House in Manhattan, New York City over a dispute between actors Edwin Forrest and William Charles Macready, killing at least 25 and injuring over 120.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is captured by Union troops near Irwinville, Georgia.
  • 1948
    The Republic of China implements “temporary provisions” granting President Chiang Kai-shek extended powers to deal with the Communist uprising; they will remain in effect until 1991.
  • 1960
    The nuclear submarine USS Triton completes Operation Sandblast, the first underwater circumnavigation of the earth.
  • 1969
    Vietnam War: The Battle of Dong Ap Bia begins with an assault on Hill 937. It will ultimately become known as Hamburger Hill.
  • 1994
    Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa’s first black president.
  • 2002
    F.B.I. agent Robert Hanssen is sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for selling United States secrets to Moscow for $1.4 million in cash and diamonds.

Who were born on May 10?

  • 1788
    Augustin-Jean Fresnel, French physicist (d. 1827)
  • 1889
    Mae Murray, American actress (d. 1965)
  • 1916
    Milton Babbitt, American composer (d. 2011)
  • 1943
    David Clennon, American actor
  • 1967
    Nobuhiro Takeda, Japanese footballer and sportscaster
  • 1970
    Dallas Roberts, American actor
  • 1976
    Stuart Braithwaite, Scottish musician (Mogwai)
  • 1978
    Kenan Thompson, American actor
  • 1990
    Lauren Potter, American Actress
  • 1991
    Giorgos Machlelis, Greek footballer

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