About May 10

May 10, 2020 is the 131st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 235 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Taurus is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 278 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On May 10

  • 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.
  • 1497
    Amerigo Vespucci allegedly leaves Cádiz for his first voyage to the New World.
  • 1774
    Louis XVI becomes King of France.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: Representatives from the Thirteen Colonies begin the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia.
  • 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.
  • 1824
    The National Gallery in London opens to the public.
  • 1837
    Panic of 1837: New York City banks fail, and unemployment reaches record levels.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Confederate General Stonewall Jackson dies eight days after he is accidentally shot by his own troops.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is captured by Union troops near Irwinville, Georgia.
  • 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.
  • 1920
    Helen Crummy MBE, Scottish community activist (d. 2011).
  • 1940
    World War II: Invasion of Iceland by the United Kingdom.
  • 1946
    First successful launch of an American V-2 rocket at White Sands Proving Ground.
  • 1948
    The 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.
  • 1969
    Vietnam War: The Battle of Dong Ap Bia begins with an assault on Hill 937. It will ultimately become known as Hamburger Hill.
  • 1979
    The Federated States of Micronesia become self-governing.
  • 1981
    François Mitterrand wins the presidential election and becomes the first Socialist President of France in the French Fifth Republic.
  • 1993
    In Thailand, a fire at the Kader Toy Factory kills 156 workers.
  • 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.
  • 1997
    The Maeslantkering, a storm surge barrier in the Netherlands that is one of the world’s largest moving structures, is opened by Queen Beatrix.

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