About May 10

May 10, 2021 is the 130th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 235 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 267 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.
  • 1534
    Jacques Cartier visits Newfoundland.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: A small Colonial militia led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold captures Fort Ticonderoga.
  • 1801
    First Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America.
  • 1824
    The National Gallery in London opens to the public.
  • 1833
    The desecration of the grave of the viceroy of southern Vietnam Le Van Duyet by Emperor Minh Mang provokes his adopted son to start a revolt.
  • 1837
    Panic of 1837: New York City banks fail, and unemployment reaches record levels.
  • 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.
  • 1872
    Victoria Woodhull becomes the first woman nominated for President of the United States.
  • 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.
  • 1922
    The United States annex the Kingman Reef.
  • 1940
    World War II: Germany invades Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
  • 1941
    World War II: The House of Commons in London is damaged by the Luftwaffe in an air raid.
  • 1979
    The Federated States of Micronesia become self-governing.
  • 1994
    Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa’s first black president.
  • 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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