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On This Day — May 10th

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May 10th is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 235 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

28 BC – The first precisely dated observation of a sunspot was made by Han dynasty astronomers during the reign of Emperor Cheng of Han.

1775 – American Revolutionary War: A small force of American Patriots led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold captured, without significant injury or incident, the small British garrison at Fort Ticonderoga in New York.

1916 – Ernest Shackleton and five companions completed one of history’s greatest small-boat journeys when they arrived at South Georgia after sailing 800 nautical miles (1,500 km) in a lifeboat.

1941 – World War II: Deputy Führer Rudolf Hess parachuted into Scotland in an attempt to negotiate peace with the British government.

1997 – A 7.3 Mw earthquake struck Iran’s Khorasan Province, killing at least 1,567, injuring around 2,300, and damaging or destroying more than 15,000 homes, to leave 50,000 homeless.

Celebrity Birthdays

Sid Vicious was born on this day in 1957

Bono turns 57

Linda Evangelista turns 52

Odette Annable turns 32

Halston Sage turns 24

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