On This Day..... May 10

MAY 10TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CLEAN YOUR ROOM DAY
  • TODAY IS WASHINGTON APPRECIATION DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL SHRIMP DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • JOHN WILKES BOOTH (1838-1865)
  • FRED ASTAIRE (1899-1987)
  • PAT SUMMERALL (1930-2013)
  • CHRIS BERMAN (1955, 63)
  • MARK DAVID CHAPMAN (LENNON’S ASSASSINATION) (1955, 63)
  • SID VICIOUS (1957-1979)
  • RICK SANTORUM (1958, 60)
  • BONO (1960, 58)
  • LISA NOWAK (ASTRONAUT IN A DIAPER) (1963, 55)
  • LINDA EVANGELISTA (1965, 53)
  • KENAN THOMPSON (1978, 40)
  • THE GOSSELIN SEXTUPLETS (2004, 14)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1503, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS DISCOVERS THE CAYMAN ISLANDS
  • IN 1508, MICHAELANGELO BEGINS WORKING ON THE SISTINE CHAPEL
  • IN 1534, JACQUES CARTER DISCOVERS NEWFOUNDLAND
  • IN 1676, BACON’S REBELLION BEGINS IN VIRGINIA
  • IN 1752, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN TESTS HIS LIGHTNING THEORY WITH HIS KITE
  • IN 1774, LOUIS XVI BECOMES KING OF FRANCE
  • IN 1775, THE SECOND CONTINENTAL CONGRESS CONVENES IN PHILADELPHIA, NAMES GEORGE WASHINGTON COMMANDER AND ISSUES PAPER CURRENCY
  • IN 1775, THE GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS CAPTURE FORT TICONDEROGA IN NEW YORK DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
  • IN 1797, THE UNITED STATES NAVY LAUNCHES ITS FIRST SHIP, “THE UNITED STATES”
  • IN 1801, THE BARBARY PIRATES OF TRIPOLI DECLARE WAR ON THE UNITED STATES
  • IN 1818, PAUL REVERE DIES AT 83
  • IN 1823, THE FIRST STEAMBOAT IS LAUNCHED ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
  • IN 1837, NEW YORK CITY BANKS FAIL LEADING TO THE “PANIC OF 1837” AND RECORD UNEMPLOYMENT
  • IN 1863, STONEWALL JACKSON DIES OF PNEUMONIA AT 39 DURING THE CIVIL WAR
  • IN 1865, UNION TROOPS CAPTURE CONFEDERATE PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS
  • IN 1869 THE “GOLDEN SPIKE” COMPLETES THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD IN UTAH
  • IN 1906, THE RUSSIAN PARLIAMENT, THE DUMA, MEETS FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1908, MOTHER’S DAY IS OBSERVED FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1924, J. EDGAR HOOVER IS APPOINTED TO LEAD THE FBI
  • IN 1927, ERNEST HEMINGWAY WEDS PAULINE PFEIFFER
  • IN 1933, THE NAZI PARTY STAGES A PUBLIC BOOK BURNING IN GERMANY
  • IN 1933, JOHN DILLINGER IS RELEASED FROM PRISON AFTER A PETITION FOR HIS RELEASE GARNERS 188 SIGNATURES. HE IMMEDIATELY RESUMES ROBBING BANKS
  • IN 1940, NAZI GERMANY ATTACKS THE NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG
  • IN 1940, WINSTON CHURCHILL BECOMES PRIME MINISTER OF GREAT BRITAIN AS THE FIRST GERMAN BOMBS FALL IN KENT, ENGLAND
  • IN 1941, RUDOLF HESS ESCAPES NAZI GERMANY AND PARACHUTES INTO SCOTLAND TO OPEN SECRET NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE ALLIED FORCES
  • IN 1963, THE ROLLING STONES SIGN WITH DECCA RECORDS
  • IN 1967, HANK AARON HITS THE ONLY INSIDE THE PARK HOME RUN OF HIS CAREER
  • IN 1967, MICK JAGGER, KEITH RICHARDS AND BRIAN JONES OF THE ROLLING STONES ARE ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES
  • IN 1969, APOLLO 10 TAKES AND SENDS THE FIRST COLOR PICTURE OF EARTH
  • IN 1970, THE BOSTON BRUINS WINS THEIR FIRST STANLEY CUP IN NEARLY THIRTY YEARS ON AN OVERTIME GOAL BY BOBBY ORR
  • IN 1973, BRUCE LEE COLLAPSES ON SET DUE TO A CEREBRAL EDEMA. HE WOULD DIE TWO MONTHS LATER
  • IN 1977, JOAN CRAWFORD DIES AT 72
  • IN 1982, WABC IN NEW YORK PLAYS “IMAGINE” BY JOHN LENNON AS ITS FINAL SONG BEFORE CONVERTING TO AN ALL TALK FORMAT
  • IN 1983, “LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY” AIRS ITS FINAL EPISODE ON ABC
  • IN 1985, THE GO-GO’S ANNOUNCE THEY ARE BREAKING UP
  • IN 1986, TOMMY LEE MARRIES HEATHER LOCKLEAR
  • IN 1986, THE PET SHOP BOYS HIT #1 WITH “WEST END GIRLS”
  • IN 1991, MADONNA RELEASES “TRUTH OR DARE”
  • IN 1994, NELSON MANDELA IS SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT OF SOUTH AFRICA
  • IN 1994, JOHN WAYNE GACY IS EXECUTED AT 52
  • IN 1996, “TWISTER” OPENS IN THEATRES
  • IN 2000, A BABY GIRL IS CHOSEN AS THE ONE BILLIONTH CITIZEN OF INDIA
  • IN 2003, 83 YEAR OLD CAROL CHANNING MARRIES KARY KULLIJIAN
  • IN 2005, HEIDI KLUM MARRIES SEAL
  • IN 2008, A PHILLIPINE COURT ACQUITS IMELDA MARCOS OF ILLEGAL BANK ACTIVITY
  • IN 2010, FLAVA FLAV IS THE GUEST HOST OF “WWE RAW”
  • IN 2012, THE RED CROSS SUSPENDS ALL ACTIVITY IN PAKISTAN AFTER AID WORKERS ARE KIDNAPPED AND KILLED
  • IN 2016, A 70 YEAR OLD WOMAN GIVES BIRTH WITH THE HELP OF A FERTILITY CLINIC IN INDIA
  • IN 2017, PRESIDENT TRUMP SHARES CLASSIFIED INFORMATION WITH THE RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR ON ISIS WHILE THEY ARE VISITING THE OVAL OFFICE
  • IN 2017, APPLE PASSES $800 BILLION IN VALUE

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