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.

 

Births

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

 

Deaths:

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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