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Friday May 10, 2019

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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)

  • 1655
    England, with troops under the command of Admiral William Penn and General Robert Venables, annexes Jamaica from Spain.
  • 1768
    John Wilkes is imprisoned for writing an article for The North Briton severely criticizing King George III. This action provokes rioting in London.
  • 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.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Confederate General Stonewall Jackson dies eight days after he is accidentally shot by his own troops.
  • 1933
    Censorship: In Germany, the Nazis stage massive public book burnings.
  • 1941
    World War II: Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland to try to negotiate a peace deal between the United Kingdom and Nazi Germany.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Thai Phayap Army invades the Shan States during the Burma Campaign.
  • 1969
    Vietnam War: The Battle of Dong Ap Bia begins with an assault on Hill 937. It will ultimately become known as Hamburger Hill.
  • 1981
    François Mitterrand wins the presidential election and becomes the first Socialist President of France in the French Fifth Republic.
  • 1997
    A 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?

  • 1838
    John Wilkes Booth, American actor and assassin of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1865)
  • 1890
    Alfred Jodl, German general (d. 1946)
  • 1902
    David O. Selznick, American film producer (d. 1965)
  • 1929
    Antonine Maillet, French-Canadian novelist and playwright
  • 1931
    Ettore Scola, Italian director and screenwriter
  • 1938
    Manuel Santana, Spanish tennis champion
  • 1960
    Bono, Irish singer (U2)
  • 1966
    Jonathan Edwards, English athlete
  • 1979
    Lee Hyori, South Korean singer
  • 1992
    Charice Pempengco, Filipino singer

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