About May 10

May 10, 2022 is the 130th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 235 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 257 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.
  • 1291
    Scottish nobles recognize the authority of Edward I of England.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: A small Colonial militia led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold captures Fort Ticonderoga.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: Representatives from the Thirteen Colonies begin the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia.
  • 1801
    First Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America.
  • 1849
    Astor Place Riot: A riot breaks out at the Astor Opera House in Manhattan, New York City over a dispute between actors Edwin Forrest and William Charles Macready, killing at least 25 and injuring over 120.
  • 1857
    Indian Mutiny: In India, the first war of Independence begins. Sepoys revolt against their commanding officers at Meerut.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Confederate General Stonewall Jackson dies eight days after he is accidentally shot by his own troops.
  • 1877
    Romania declares itself independent from the Ottoman Empire following the Senate adoption of Mihail Kogălniceanu’s Declaration of Independence. This act is recognized on March 26, 1881 after the end of the Romanian War of Independence.
  • 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.
  • 1908
    Mother’s Day is observed for the first time in the United States, in Grafton, West Virginia.
  • 1922
    The United States annex the Kingman Reef.
  • 1933
    Censorship: In Germany, the Nazis stage massive public book burnings.
  • 1940
    World War II: Invasion of Iceland by the United Kingdom.
  • 1940
    World War II: The first German bombs of the war fall on England at Chilham and Petham, in Kent.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    In Thailand, a fire at the Kader Toy Factory kills 156 workers.
  • 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.
  • 2008
    War 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.

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