May 10: Day of the Week
May 10, 2019 was the 130th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 235 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 1291Scottish nobles recognize the authority of Edward I of England.
- 1775American Revolutionary War: Representatives from the Thirteen Colonies begin the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia.
- 1924J. Edgar Hoover is appointed the Director of the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation, and remains so until his death in 1972.
- 1940World War II: Invasion of Iceland by the United Kingdom.
- 1940World War II: The first German bombs of the war fall on England at Chilham and Petham, in Kent.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2008An EF4 tornado strikes the Oklahoma-Kansas state line, killing 21 people and injuring over 100.
Who were born on May 10?
- 1898Ariel Durant, American historian (d. 1981)
- 1942Jim Calhoun, American college basketball coach
- 1947Thomas Tessier, American author
- 1962Robby Thompson, American baseball player
- 1963Lisa Nowak, American astronaut
- 1977Henri Camara, Senegalese footballer
- 1982Jeremy Gable, American playwright
- 1983Natalia Zabala, Spanish beauty pageant contestant
- 1989Lindsey Shaw, American actress
- 1993Mirai Shida, Japanese actress
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