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.
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)
- 1655England, with troops under the command of Admiral William Penn and General Robert Venables, annexes Jamaica from Spain.
- 1768John Wilkes is imprisoned for writing an article for The North Briton severely criticizing King George III. This action provokes rioting in London.
- 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.
- 1863American Civil War: Confederate General Stonewall Jackson dies eight days after he is accidentally shot by his own troops.
- 1933Censorship: In Germany, the Nazis stage massive public book burnings.
- 1941World War II: Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland to try to negotiate a peace deal between the United Kingdom and Nazi Germany.
- 1942World War II: The Thai Phayap Army invades the Shan States during the Burma Campaign.
- 1969Vietnam War: The Battle of Dong Ap Bia begins with an assault on Hill 937. It will ultimately become known as Hamburger Hill.
- 1981François Mitterrand wins the presidential election and becomes the first Socialist President of France in the French Fifth Republic.
- 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.
Who were born on May 10?
- 1838John Wilkes Booth, American actor and assassin of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1865)
- 1890Alfred Jodl, German general (d. 1946)
- 1902David O. Selznick, American film producer (d. 1965)
- 1929Antonine Maillet, French-Canadian novelist and playwright
- 1931Ettore Scola, Italian director and screenwriter
- 1938Manuel Santana, Spanish tennis champion
- 1960Bono, Irish singer (U2)
- 1966Jonathan Edwards, English athlete
- 1979Lee Hyori, South Korean singer
- 1992Charice Pempengco, Filipino singer
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