10 Things that happened on this day in History… May 10th

We love our History, and we love to find out about interesting facts or events that happened on this very day back through the years. We picked 10 interesting things that occurred on this day throughout history, along with a handful of births and deaths.

Swat up on your facts take a few minutes to think back on how this day might have been once…

Can you think of any interesting things that happened on this day in History?


1497 – Amerigo Vespucci leaves Cadiz on a voyage to find the New World


1774 – Marie Antoinette becomes Queen of France


1824 – The National Gallery in London opens to the public


1924 – J. Edgar Hoover becomes the Director of the FBI… and never steps down


1940: Germany invades as the Nazi’s claim the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg in WWII.


1940: Winston Churchill is appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


1941: Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland to try and negotiate peace between the United Kingdom and Nazi Germany… and was immediately imprisoned.


1954: The birth of rock and roll, as Bill Haley & His Comets “Rock Around the Clock” reaches number one in the US.


1994: Nelson Mandela becomes the first black president of South Africa.


2002: Former FBI Agent Robert Hanssen sentenced to life imprisonment without parole for selling US secrets.



1899: World-renowned dancer Fred Astaire


1957: Bassist in The Sex Pistols – Sid Vicious


1960: Bono, frontman of U2


1968: Al Murray, comedian


1969: Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp



1566: Botanist Leonhart Fuchs


1774: King Louis XV of France


1977: Actress Joan Crawford


1994: John Wayne Gacy – US serial killer


2006: Director Val Guest


One Response to 10 Things that happened on this day in History… May 10th

  1. les says:

    lost 10 bob,,wallsend park,,1963,,,gutted

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