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Monday May 10, 2021

May 10: Day of the Week

May 10, 2021 was the 130th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 235 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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

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

May 2021
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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.
  • 1497
    Amerigo Vespucci allegedly leaves Cádiz for his first voyage to the New World.
  • 1774
    Louis XVI becomes King of France.
  • 1801
    First Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America.
  • 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.
  • 1869
    The First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern and western United States, is completed at Promontory Summit, Utah (not Promontory Point, Utah) with the golden spike.
  • 1924
    J. Edgar Hoover is appointed the Director of the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation, and remains so until his death in 1972.
  • 1933
    Censorship: In Germany, the Nazis stage massive public book burnings.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Thai Phayap Army invades the Shan States during the Burma Campaign.

Who were born on May 10?

  • 1838
    John Wilkes Booth, American actor and assassin of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1865)
  • 1872
    Marcel Mauss, French sociologist (d. 1950)
  • 1886
    Felix Manalo, Philippine Founder and 1st Executive Minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo (d. 1963)
  • 1889
    Mae Murray, American actress (d. 1965)
  • 1902
    David O. Selznick, American film producer (d. 1965)
  • 1915
    Sir Denis Thatcher, British businessman and husband of Margaret Thatcher (d. 2003)
  • 1955
    Mark David Chapman, American murderer of John Lennon
  • 1962
    Brad Soderberg, American college basketball head coach
  • 1973
    Jerome Williams, American basketball player
  • 1983
    Gustav Fridolin, Swedish politician

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