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10 May

946 – Rome – Agapetus II is became Pope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Agapetus_II

1768 – GB – John Wilkes imprisoned for writing a criticizing article about George III. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wilkes

1768 – GB – St. George’s Field Massacre, 6 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacre_of_St_George%27s_Fields

1773 – GB – The Tea Act was passed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_Act

1774 – France – Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette became King and Queen. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_XVI_of_France

1775 – America – Capture of Fort Ticonderoga (American Revolutionary War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capture_of_Fort_Ticonderoga

1801 – Ottoman Empire – First Barbary War began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Barbary_War

1804 – UK – William Pitt the Younger became Prime Minister (Tory). https://www.gov.uk/government/history/past-prime-ministers/william-pitt

1824 – UK – National Gallery opened in London. http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/history/about-the-building/

1833 – South Vietnam – Lê Văn Khôi Revolt began (Siamese-Vietnamese Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%AA_V%C4%83n_Kh%C3%B4i_revolt


1837 – USA – New York City banks failed, and unemployment reached record levels. https://youtu.be/71GuXxMuJH4 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1837

1849 – USA – Riot at Astor Opera House, Manhattan, New York, 25 killed. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5402902 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astor_Place_Riot

1857 – India – Indian Rebellion began. http://www.britishempire.co.uk/forces/armycampaigns/indiancampaigns/mutiny/mutiny.htm

1868 – Japan – Battle of Utsunomiya Castle began (Boshin War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Utsunomiya_Castle

1869 – Japan – Naval Battle of Hakodate began (Boshin War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Battle_of_Hakodate

1869 – USA – First Transcontinental Railroad completed. https://youtu.be/GUFH2qEeTeo http://www.tcrr.com/

1871 – France – Franco-Prussian War ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franco-Prussian_War


1872 – USA – Victoria Woodhull became first woman to be nominated for President. https://youtu.be/nCd5Y3PXo68 http://www.history.com/news/9-things-you-should-know-about-victoria-woodhull

1876 – USA – Centennial Exposition opened in Philadelphia. https://youtu.be/JPWbOfHSaFY http://www.lcpimages.org/centennial/

1908 – USA – Mother’s Day observed for first time in Grafton, West Virginia. http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/mothers-day

1924 – USA – J Edgar Hoover became Director of the FBI. http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/history/directors/hoover

1933 – Germany – Nazis staged massive public book burning. http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005852

1940 – Germany – Accidental bombing of Freiburg by German Luftwaffe (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Freiburg_on_10_May_1940

1940 – Netherlands – Battle of The Netherlands began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Netherlands


1940 – Iceland – Invasion began (WWII). https://youtu.be/JhrzNQuPrzk  WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=218

1940 – UK – Winston Churchill became Prime Minister (Conservative). https://www.gov.uk/government/history/past-prime-ministers/winston-Churchill

1940 – UK – German bombers hit Chilham and Petham, Kent (WWII).


1941 – UK – German bombers hit London, House of Commons damaged (WWII). https://youtu.be/IZQuKK6hB0w WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.parliament.uk/business/news/2011/may/70th-anniversary-of-commons-chamber-bombing/


1941 – UK – Rudolf Hess parachuted into Scotland to try to negotiate peace deal. https://youtu.be/XRxWqI2UQmI WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-13333536

1941 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Hamburg (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1944 – Brazil – US Navy plane crashed off Natal, 10 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440510-0

1944 – Pacific Ocean – US Navy plane missing off Midway Island, 9 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440510-1

1945 – Papua New Guinea – RAAF plane crashed between Tadji & Maprik, 7 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450510-3

1947 – Colombia – Transandina de Aviación plane crashed off Cartagena, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19470510-0

1961 – Algeria – Bomb exploded on Air France Flight 406 and crashed near Edjele, 78 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19610510-0

1963 – USA – Birmingham Campaign ended. https://youtu.be/-0lD37bq8YI   WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birmingham_campaign

1969 – South Vietnam – Battle of Hamburger Hill began (Vietnam War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hamburger_Hill

1974 – China – Earthquake measuring 7.0Mw, epicentre in Zhaotong, 20,000 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1974_Zhaotong_earthquake

1993 – Thailand – Fire at Kader Toy Factory, 156 killed. https://sites.google.com/site/wtc7lies/kadertoyfactoryfire:structuralsteelquick

1994 – South Africa – Nelson Mandela became first black President. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/10/newsid_2661000/2661503.stm

1996 – Nepal – Mount Everest Disaster, 9 killed. https://youtu.be/Gzu_tK0Y89g WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996_Mount_Everest_disaster


1997 – Netherlands – Maeslantkering opened. https://youtu.be/aUqrBV4SiqQ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maeslantkering

1997 – Iran – Earthquake measuring 7.3Mw, epicentre in Khorasan Province, 1,567 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1997_Qayen_earthquake

2002 – Palestine – Siege of the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem ended. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/1950331.stm

2005 – Georgia – Assassination attempt on President George. W. Bush. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/18/AR2005051800470.html

2008 – USA – Tornado hit Oklahoma and Kansas, 21 killed. http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/assessments/pdfs/mothers_day09.pdf

2012 – Syria – Damascus bombings, 55 killed (Syrian Civil War). http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18015935

York

1258 – Sewal de Bovill, Archbishop of York, died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sewal_de_Bovil