Category: This Day In History May 10

Categories: This Day In History May


This Day in History for May 10th

Historic Events:

  • 70 A.D.: 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.
  • 1774: Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette become King and Queen of France.
  • 1924: J. Edgar Hoover became director of the FBI.
  • 1940: Winston Churchill succeeded Neville Chamberlain as British prime minister.
  • 1994: Nelson Mandela was sworn in as South Africa's first black president.

Famous Birthdays:

213: Claudius Gothicus, Roman emperor (d. 270)

1265: Emperor Fushimi of Japan (d. 1317)

1838: John Wilkes Booth, American actor, assassin of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1865)

1918: T. Berry Brazelton, Pediatrician, author, television personality

1955: Mark David Chapman (Convicted of murdering John Lennon)

Famous Deaths:

689: Kusakabe, Japanese crown prince (b. 662)

1290: Rudolf II, Duke of Austria (b. 1271)

1403: Katherine Swynford (mistress and wife of John of Gaunt)

1424: Emperor Go-Kameyama of Japan (b. 1347)

1493: Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll, Scottish politician (b. 1433)

1692: Sarah Osborne (b. 1643) of the Salem Witchcraft trials (Accused of witchcraft)

1774: Louis XV of France (b. 1710)

1775: Caroline Matilda of Great Britain (b. 1751)

1863: Stonewall Jackson, Confederate general (b. 1824)


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