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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.

May 2020

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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.
  • 1534
    Jacques Cartier visits Newfoundland.
  • 1774
    Louis XVI becomes King of France.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: A small Colonial militia led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold captures Fort Ticonderoga.
  • 1824
    The National Gallery in London opens to the public.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Colonel Emory Upton leads a 10-regiment “Attack-in-depth” assault against the Confederate works at The Battle of Spotsylvania, which, though ultimately unsuccessful, would provide the idea for the massive assault against the Bloody Angle on May 12. Upton is slightly wounded but is immediately promoted to Brigadier general.
  • 1877
    Romania 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.
  • 1893
    The Supreme Court of the United States rules in Nix v. Hedden that a tomato is a vegetable, not a fruit, under the Tariff Act of 1883.
  • 1908
    Mother’s Day is observed for the first time in the United States, in Grafton, West Virginia.
  • 1994
    Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa’s first black president.

Who were born on May 10?

  • 1641
    Dudley North, English economist (d. 1691)
  • 1727
    Anne Robert Turgot, French statesman (d. 1781)
  • 1788
    Augustin-Jean Fresnel, French physicist (d. 1827)
  • 1909
    Maybelle Carter, American musician (d. 1978)
  • 1934
    Cliff Wilson, Welsh snooker player (d. 1994)
  • 1938
    Manuel Santana, Spanish tennis champion
  • 1943
    Richard Darman, American economist
  • 1954
    F. Charles Brunicardi, American surgeon
  • 1965
    Rony Seikaly, Lebanese basketball player
  • 1977
    Keith Murray, American singer (We Are Scientists)

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