May 10: Day of the Week
May 10, 2021 is the 130th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 235 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 70Siege of Jerusalem: Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, opens a full-scale assault on Jerusalem and attacks the city’s Third Wall to the northwest.
- 1775American Revolutionary War: Representatives from the Thirteen Colonies begin the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia.
- 1796First 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.
- 1801First Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America.
- 1824The National Gallery in London opens to the public.
- 1863American Civil War: Confederate General Stonewall Jackson dies eight days after he is accidentally shot by his own troops.
- 1946First successful launch of an American V-2 rocket at White Sands Proving Ground.
- 1948The 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.
- 1997A 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.
- 2008War in Darfur: The Justice and Equality Movement and Sudanese government forces clash in Omdurman and Khartoum, the first time the fighting takes place in the nation’s capital.
Who were born on May 10?
- 213Claudius II, Roman emperor (d. 270)
- 1760Johann Peter Hebel, German poet (d. 1826)
- 1863Upendrakishore Ray, Indian writer, painter and composer (d. 1915)
- 1872Marcel Mauss, French sociologist (d. 1950)
- 1938Marina Vlady, French actress
- 1946Donovan, Scottish musician
- 1955Chris Berman, American sportscaster
- 1973Ollie le Roux, South African rugby player
- 1978Kenan Thompson, American actor
- 1983Natalia Zabala, Spanish beauty pageant contestant
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