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In the Gregorian Calendar, May 10 is the 130th
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Quote of the Day…

Like water to the fields, education is necessary for our dry and hardened understandings.

— Benito Pérez Galdós
Spanish novelist and playwright (born May 10, 1843).

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

May 10 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 28 a. C .: In Ancient China, during the reign of Emperor Cheng Di of the Han Dynasty, astronomers record a spot on the Sun. It is one of the first observations of sunspots in human history.
  • 70: in the city of Jerusalem (Palestine), within the framework of the siege of the city, the Roman Titus, son of the Emperor Vespasian, initiates a complete attack against the third wall of the northwest.
  • 1026: in Córdoba (Spain) the Mujahidíes generals of Jairán enter.
  • 1497: Américo Vespucio begins his first trip to the Indies.
  • 1499: the first geographical charts of Americo Vespucci are published.
  • 1503: the Genoese navigator Christopher Columbus and his men arrive in the Cayman Islands and name them Islands of the Turtles, due to the number of turtles they find.
  • 1508: in Rome, Michelangelo begins painting the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel.
  • 1534: the explorer Jacques Cartier arrives on the island of Newfoundland.
  • 1612: in India Sha Yaján married Mumtaz Mahal. When she died in childbirth, he ordered the construction of the Taj Mahal as a posthumous offering.
  • 1655: in the Caribbean Sea, the British under the command of Robert Venables seize the island of Santiago (conquered by the Spanish), and renamed it Jamaica.
  • 1713: in Spain the 1713 Regulation of succession is promulgated, which limits the access of women to the throne, in the case of the absence of legitimate male heirs.
  • 1720: in Salamanca (Spain) the construction of the Plaza Mayor begins.
  • 1768: In London (British Empire), John Wilkes is imprisoned for writing an article in The North Briton newspaper in which he strongly criticizes King George III. Thousands of people take to the streets to demand his release.
  • 1773: in London, the Parliament of Great Britain enacts the Tea Act (tea law), a monopoly of all North American tea, designed to save the British East India Company.
  • 1774: in Versailles (France) Louis XVI ascends to the throne after the death of his grandfather Louis XV.
  • 1775: in the framework of the war of independence of the United States, a small British colonial militia led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold capture Fort Ticonderoga.
  • 1789: in Brazil the patriot Tiradentes (José da Silva Xavier) is arrested.
  • 1794: in France – in the framework of the French Revolution – Isabel Felipa María Elena, sister of Louis XVI, is guillotined.
  • 1796: in France the Conspiracy of Equals happens.
  • 1796: the Battle of the Lodi Bridge occurs, over the Adda River (Lombardy) – within the framework of the war of the First Coalition (1792-1797, the first coordinated effort of the European monarchies to destroy the French Revolution) -, Napoleon I of France defeats the forces of the Austrian empire, who lose 2000 men.
  • 1801: in the framework of the First Berber War, the Berber pirates of the city of Tripoli (capital of the Berber coast) declare war on the United States.
  • 1807: in Montevideo (Uruguay), the British general John Whitelocke arrives at this port with the purpose of attacking Buenos Aires (English invasions).
  • 1808: in Bayonne, Fernando VII of Spain renounces his rights to the Spanish crown.
  • 1824: The National Gallery opens to the public in London.
  • 1832: in Mexico, Tomás Escalante leaves office as governor of Sonora.
  • 1837: in New York a banking crash takes place.
  • 1840: in Spain the Sociedad de Tejedores de Barcelona is founded, the first Spanish union.
  • 1841: the Cortes appoint General Espartero regent of Spain.
  • 1850: the Kingdom of Spain and the Republic of Costa Rica sign a treaty of “recognition, peace and friendship.”
  • 1857: in Mirut (India) the sepoys (Indian soldiers commanded by British officers) rebel. The uprising resulted in the proclamation of India as the viceroyalty of the British crown.
  • 1869: in the United States the construction of the first railway line that crosses from coast to coast is completed.
  • 1871: between France and Germany the Treaty of Frankfurt is signed.
  • 1873: Father Damien travels to the island of Molokai, where all the leprosy patients were confined.
  • 1877: Romania becomes independent from Turkey (which recognizes it on March 26, 1881).
  • 1886: in Spain the first Cortes of the Regency of María Cristina, widow of Alfonso XII of Spain, are opened.
  • 1891: the first issue of the illustrated magazine Blanco y Negro, founded by Torcuato Luca de Tena and Álvarez Ossorio, is released in Spain.
  • 1900: Atahualpa, an opera in four acts by Ferruccio Cattelani, is premiered in Buenos Aires.
  • 1906: in Saint Petersburg the Russian czar opens the sessions of the Duma.
  • 1907: the opera Ariana y Barbazul (by Paul Dukas) is premiered in Paris.
  • 1911: the bill to divide the Canary archipelago into two provinces is applauded in Las Palmas and rejected in Tenerife.
  • 1911: within the framework of the Mexican Revolution, the Maderista troops take Ciudad Juárez.
  • 1914: an earthquake causes 60 deaths in Sicily.
  • 1915: London receives the first zeppelin attack.
  • 1915: the newspaper La Prensa Gráfica is founded in El Salvador.
  • 1920: in Ireland, 180 detainees begin an 18-day hunger strike.
  • 1920: in Madrid (Spain) an exhibition of old fans is inaugurated.
  • 1921: Denmark declares Greenland her sovereign territory.
  • 1922: in his debut as a professional boxer, Kid Charol (Esteban Gallard) defeats Fabio Lameida in eight rounds by knockout.
  • 1922: Mothers’ Day is celebrated in Mexico for the first time, an idea introduced by journalist Rafael Alducin in the Excelsior newspaper.
  • 1924: in Madrid (Spain), King Alfonso XIII inaugurates the official automobile exhibition.
  • 1924: in the United States, J. Edgar Hoover is appointed director of the FBI.
  • 1928: the Jesús del Gran Poder aircraft departs from the city of Seville towards the East with the aim of breaking the world record for distance in a straight line.
  • 1929: Alberto Moravia publishes The indifferent ones.
  • 1932: Albert Lebrun is elected President of the French Republic.
  • 1933: Paraguay declares war on Bolivia. The Chaco War will be the bloodiest warlike conflict of the 20th century in South America (100,000 dead between both sides).
  • 1933: in Berlin (Germany), the Nazi regime burns 20,000 books by authors who were on its black list.
  • 1934: Famous funnies becomes the first comic book published in the United States to be released on newsstands.
  • 1936: in the Second Spanish Republic the courts appoint Manuel Azaña as president.
  • 1937: press censorship is established in Barcelona.
  • 1940: in the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill starts his first term.
  • 1940: German troops invade Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
  • 1941: Rudolf Hess, Hitler’s lieutenant, travels by plane to Great Britain, in search of Peace.
  • 1943: in Changshiao (Hunan province) the Japanese Expeditionary Army under General Shunroku Hata perpetrates the second day (of four) of the Changshiao Massacre, in which 30,000 men, women and children were raped and killed.
  • 1943: the allied aviation bombs Sicily.
  • 1944: the XXII International Trade Fair is inaugurated in Valencia.
  • 1944: The Declaration of Philadelphia of the International Labor Organization is promulgated.
  • 1945: The target selection committee at Los Alamos National Laboratory selects the Japanese cities of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Niigata, and Kokura as a nuclear site.
  • 1946: in New Mexico (United States), during rocket experiments, a V-2 manages to reach an altitude of 125 kilometers.
  • 1948: elections are held in South Korea.
  • 1949: The city of Bonn is designated as the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG).
  • 1950: the Spanish Society of Tourism Cars (SEAT) is established in Barcelona, ​​which will exploit Italian patents for the Fiat brand (which has 6% of the initial capital).
  • 1951: in Pamplona (Spain) a general strike is declared.
  • 1954: Bill Haley & His Comets release “Rock Around the Clock,” the first rock and roll recording to reach number one on the Billboard magazine charts.
  • 1954: in Paraguay the new president Tomás Romero Pereira swears in office.
  • 1956: A British report on tobacco states that there is increasing evidence of its incidence in lung cancer.
  • 1957: in Colombia, General Gustavo Rojas Pinilla resigns from power and hands it over to a military junta.
  • 1957: in the Soviet Union, the Supreme Soviet decides to decentralize the economy.
  • 1960: the atomic submarine Triton makes the first circumnavigation of the globe totally under water.
  • 1962: in an artificial well, 258 meters underground, in the area U9r of the Nevada Atomic Test Site (about 100 km northwest of the city of Las Vegas), at 7:00 (local time) United States detonates its Arikaree atomic bomb, weighing less than 20 kilotons. It is the 237th bomb out of 1,132 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1962: in the United States, the Marvel Comics company publishes the first issue of The Incredible Hulk magazine.
  • 1964: in Tunisia all lands belonging to Europeans are nationalized.
  • 1964: the National Professional Soccer League is founded in Honduras.
  • 1966: the state of Massachusetts (United States) lifts, after 87 years, the prohibition of disseminating means of prevention of pregnancy and informative material for birth control.
  • 1966: in Guatemala, Congress confirms Julio César Méndez Montenegro as President of the Republic.
  • 1967: in Bolivia, the Che Guevara guerrilla crosses the Ñancahuazú river.
  • 1971: in South Vietnam two Buddhists immolate themselves to demand the withdrawal of American troops.
  • 1973: the Polisario Front is created in Western Sahara.
  • 1975: in Bilbao, extreme right-wing groups star in a new day of attacks.
  • 1975: In Japan, the Sony company introduces the Betamax video cassette recorder.
  • 1976: in Madrid (Spain) the Vallecas Soccer Field is inaugurated.
  • 1977: The body of the Minister of Foreign Affairs appears in El Salvador, kidnapped by the guerrillas on April 19.
  • 1978: British Liverpool are proclaimed champions of the European Football Cup, after defeating Bruges 1-0. For their part, PSV Eindhoven won the UEFA Cup, after beating the French team Bastia 3-0.
  • 1979: in Madrid, the incidents in the Carabanchel prison cause 2 deaths and 15 injuries.
  • 1979: the Federated States of Micronesia gain their autonomy.
  • 1979: in France, Salvador Dalí enters the Academy of Fine Arts of France as an associate member.
  • 1981: in France, the socialist François Mitterrand, is elected head of state, with 52% of the votes in the second round of the presidential elections.
  • 1981: the Almería Case happens in Spain: members of the GAL (Antiterrorist Liberation Groups) torture and kill the young people of Santander Juan Mañas Morales, Luis Montero García and Luis Manuel Cobo Mier after mistaking them for ETA members.
  • 1982: in Lemóniz (Vizcaya), technical workers refuse to continue work on the nuclear power plant.
  • 1983: the plenary session of the Spanish Congress approves the expropriation law of Rumasa.
  • 1984: the International Tribunal in The Hague orders the United States to suspend the blockade of Nicaraguan ports and remove the mines.
  • 1984: the Spanish Supreme Court confirms the sentence of 53 years in prison for Rafael Escobedo, for the murder of the Marquis of Urquijo.
  • 1985: the San Sebastián International Film Festival recovers its competitive character, which had been withdrawn in 1977.
  • 1987: SSC Napoli win their first Scudetto by drawing 1-1 against Fiorentina at Stadio San Paolo.
  • 1987: German tennis player Steffi Graf (17), defeats Argentine Gabriela Sabatini (16) in the Rome Tournament.
  • 1988: in France, President Mitterrand appoints Michel Rocard as the new Prime Minister of the Government.
  • 1989: Polish trade unionist Lech Wałęsa receives the gold medal for Human Rights from the Council of Europe.
  • 1989: in Bern (Switzerland), FC Barcelona wins the European Cup Winners’ Cup.
  • 1989: in Guatemala, political parties, unions and the church condemn the last coup attempt.
  • 1990: in Mexico City, the Mexican singer Juan Gabriel performs the second of four consecutive successful concerts at the Palacio de Bellas Artes.
  • 1990: in Argentina, the territory of Tierra del Fuego is declared a «province».
  • 1990: in Varadero (Cuba) the Sol Palmeras Hotel, of the Sol Meliá hotel chain, is inaugurated.
  • 1993: in Ecuador, after the landslide of a hill that buried more than 200 people, rescue teams located more than 50 bodies.
  • 1994: in South Africa, Nelson Mandela is sworn in as president, being the first black to hold the position.
  • 1995: representatives of the governments of the United States and Russia debate the disarmament of both nations.
  • 1995: the Governments of Cuba and Saint Kitts and Nevis (Saint Kitts and Nevis) establish diplomatic relations.
  • 1995: in Paris (France), Real Zaragoza wins the Recopa de Europa.
  • 1996: the Spanish writer Francisco Umbral, is awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature.
  • 1998: in Paraguay, Raúl Cubas wins the presidential elections.
  • 1999: the Yugoslav army announces the partial withdrawal of its troops from Kosovo.
  • 2001: Judge Baltasar Garzón declares the Haika youth organization illegal (a merger between Jarrai and his counterpart in the Basque-French territory), considering that it is an “appendix” integrated into the structure of the terrorist group ETA.
  • 2002: in the United States, Robert Hanssen – former FBI agent who spied for twenty years for the Soviets – is sentenced to life imprisonment.
  • 2003: Ayatollah Mohamed Baqer al Hakim, a Shiite spiritual leader, returns to Iraq after 23 years in exile.
  • 2004: in Fuerteventura (Spain), the Civil Guard intercepts two “boats” with 72 immigrants, including a baby.
  • 2004: in Baghdad (Iraq), American troops destroy the headquarters of the Shiite cleric Muqtada al Sadr.
  • 2004: in Talavera de la Reina (Spain), Pablo Tello was born.
  • 2006: Sevilla FC win their first UEFA Cup in Eindhoven.
  • 2012: in Tucapel (Chile) Dina Gutiérrez Salazar, assumes the Mayor’s Office, she is being the first woman to assume that position, in addition to after 12 years she returns she is at the hands of the Concertación, a left party in Chile.
  • 2012: in Bolivia, the national government and the State Television Company of the Plurinational State create Bolivia TV’s secondary channel, Bolivia TV HD, which is the first high-definition television station in the South American country.
  • 2014: the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest is held in Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • 2015: in Uruguay, the 2015 Uruguayan departmental and municipal elections are held.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

May 10 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1604: Jean Mairet, French writer and playwright (d. 1686).
  • 1697: Jean-Marie Leclair, French violinist and composer (d. 1764).
  • 1727: Anne-Robert Jacques Turgot, French politician and economist (d. 1781).
  • 1735: Lorenzo Hervás y Panduro, great figure of the Spanish encyclopedism, forerunner of Comparative Philology (f. 1809).
  • 1748: Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot, French ornithologist (d. 1830).
  • 1760: Johann Peter Hebel, German writer and poet (d. 1826).
  • 1760: Claude Rouget de Lisle, French captain, engineer and composer, author of La Marseillaise (d. 1836).
  • 1770: Louis-Nicolas Davout, French general and politician, Minister of Defense (d. 1823).
  • 1788: Augustín Fresnel, French physicist and engineer (d. 1827).
  • 1810: Pierre Edmond Boissier, Swiss botanist (d. 1885).
  • 1824 – Hugh Low, British naturalist and explorer (d. 1905).
  • 1826 – Henry Clifton Sorby, British geologist, naturalist and metallurgist (d. 1908).
  • 1838: John Wilkes Booth, American actor, assassin of President Abraham Lincoln (d. 1865).
  • 1841 – James Gordon Bennett, Jr., American publisher, co-founder of the Commercial Cable Company (d. 1918).
  • 1843: Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish writer and playwright (d. 1920).
  • 1850 – Sir Thomas Lipton, British merchant (d. 1931).
  • 1864: Léon Gaumont, French inventor (d. 1946).
  • 1866: Léon Bakst, Russian painter and fashion designer (d. 1924).
  • 1872: Marcel Mauss, French anthropologist and sociologist (d. 1950).
  • 1876: Ivan Cankar, Slovenian poet and playwright (d. 1918).
  • 1878: Gustav Stresemann, German politician and journalist, Chancellor of Germany, Nobel Peace Prize in 1926 (d. 1929).
  • 1879: Simon Petliura, Ukrainian politician and journalist (d. 1926).
  • 1885: Fritz von Unruh, German writer (d. 1970).
  • 1885: Mae Murray, American actress and dancer (d. 1965).
  • 1886: Karl Barth, Swiss theologian and writer (d. 1968).
  • 1886: Olaf Stapledon, British writer and philosopher (d. 1950).
  • 1888: Max Steiner, Austrian film music composer, conductor and pianist (d. 1971).
  • 1889: Armando Reverón, Venezuelan painter (d. 1954).
  • 1890: Alfred Jodl, Nazi German general (d. 1946).
  • 1890: Clarence Brown, American filmmaker (d. 1987).
  • 1894: Dionisio Garrido Segura, Chilean politician (d. 1956).
  • 1894: Dimitri Tiomkin, Ukrainian conductor and composer (d. 1979).
  • 1897: Einar Gerhardsen, Norwegian politician, 15th Prime Minister (d. 1987).
  • 1898: Ariel Durant (Chaya Kaufman), American writer and historian (d. 1981).
  • 1899: Fred Astaire, American singer, actor, filmmaker and dancer (d. 1987).
  • 1900: Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, British-American astronomer and astrophysicist (d. 1979).
  • 1901: John Desmond Bernal, Irish-British physicist and crystallographer (d. 1971).
  • 1901: Max Lorenz, German tenor (d. 1975).
  • 1902: Anatole Litvak, Ukrainian-American filmmaker, producer and screenwriter (d. 1974).
  • 1902: David O. Selznick, American film producer and director (d. 1965).
  • 1905: Márkos Vamvakáris, singer-songwriter, bouzouki player and Greek Rebetician musician (d. 1972).
  • 1906: Benjamin Cid, Chilean lawyer (f. 1990).
  • 1909: Arturo Moreno, Spanish cartoonist and illustrator (f. 1993).
  • 1913: Geoffrey Stagg, Spanish Hispanist (d. 2004). [Citation needed]
  • 1915: Denis Thatcher, British military man and businessman, husband of Margaret Thatcher (d. 2003).
  • 1916: Milton Babbitt, American composer and educator (d. 2011).
  • 1918: Diva Diniz Corrêa, Brazilian zoologist (f. 1993).
  • 1919: Eugenio Suárez, Spanish journalist and businessman (d. 2014).
  • 1921: Luis Ciges, Spanish actor (f. 2002).
  • 1922: Nancy Walker, American actress, singer and director (d. 1992).
  • 1923: Heydar Aliyev, Azeri general and politician, 3rd President of Azerbaijan (d. 2003).
  • 1923: Otar Korkia, Georgian basketball player and coach (d. 2005).
  • 1925: Jaime Campmany, Spanish journalist and writer (d. 2005).
  • 1925: Néstor Rossi, Argentine footballer (d. 2007).
  • 1926: Hugo Banzer Suárez, Bolivian military and dictator (f. 2002).
  • 1928: Arnold Rüütel, Estonian politician and agronomist, President of Estonia.
  • 1928: Lothar Schmid, German chess player (d. 2013).
  • 1929: George Coe, American actor and producer (d. 2015).
  • 1929: Antonine Maillet, Canadian writer and playwright.
  • 1930: George E. Smith, American physicist and engineer, Nobel laureate in physics in 2009.
  • 1931: Éttore Scola, Italian filmmaker and screenwriter (d. 2016).
  • 1932: Rodolfo Zapata, Argentine singer and humorist (f. 2019)
  • 1935: Larry Williams, American singer, songwriter, pianist and producer (d. 1980).
  • 1937: Tamara Press, Ukrainian discus thrower and athlete.
  • 1938: Manuel Santana, Spanish tennis player.
  • 1938: Maksim Shostakovich, conductor and pianist.
  • 1940: Arthur Alexander, American singer and songwriter of country and soul (d. 1993).
  • 1940: Wayne Dyer, American writer and educator (d. 2015).
  • 1940: Vicente Miera, Spanish soccer coach.
  • 1941: Eric Barney, Argentine athlete specialized in pole vault.
  • 1942: Jim Calhoun, American basketball player and coach.
  • 1942: Carl Douglas, Jamaican singer and songwriter.
  • 1942: Fernando Gallardo, Chilean actor (f. 2004).
  • 1943: Lucinda Worsthorne, British writer, photographer, television host and producer.
  • 1944: Jim Abrahams, American filmmaker, producer and screenwriter.
  • 1944: Juan José Lucas Giménez, Spanish politician.
  • 1944: Marie-France Pisier, French actress, director and screenwriter (d. 2011).
  • 1945: Rafael Ribó, Spanish politician, president of Iniciàtiva per Catalunya.
  • 1946: Donovan, British singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and actor.
  • 1946: Graham Gouldman, British guitarist and composer.
  • 1946: Maureen Lipman, British actress.
  • 1948: Meg Foster, American actress.
  • 1949: Miuccia Prada, Italian fashion designer.
  • 1952: Kikki Danielsson, Swedish singer.
  • 1952: Vanderlei Luxemburg, Brazilian soccer player and manager.
  • 1953: Salvador Domínguez, Spanish musician.
  • 1953: Tito Santana, American professional wrestler.
  • 1955: Mark David Chapman, American citizen, murderer of British musician John Lennon.
  • 1956: Vladislav Listyev, Russian journalist (f. 1995).
  • 1957: Sid Vicious, bassist and British singer. (f. 1979).
  • 1958: John Bonello, Maltese footballer.
  • 1958: Rick Santorum, American politician and lawyer.
  • 1958: Yū Suzuki, Japanese video game creator.
  • 1959: Danny Schayes, American basketball player.
  • 1960: Bono (Paul Hewson), Irish singer, songwriter and musician.
  • 1960: Merlene Ottey, Jamaican-Slovenian runner.
  • 1961: Danny Carey, American drummer, of the band Tool.
  • 1962: Ángel Mateo Charris, Spanish painter.
  • 1963: Lisa Nowak, American astronaut.
  • 1963: Vicente Zeballos, Peruvian lawyer and politician, prime minister since 2019.
  • 1965: Linda Evangelista, Canadian model.
  • 1965: Rony Seikaly, Lebanese-American basketball player and radio presenter.
  • 1966: David Mackenzie, Scottish filmmaker
  • 1967: Young MC, American rapper.
  • 1968: Darren Matthews, British wrestler.
  • 1968: Al Murray, comedian and British television presenter.
  • 1969: Dennis Bergkamp, ​​Dutch footballer and manager.
  • 1969: John Scalzi, American science fiction writer and blogger.
  • 1970: Gabriela Montero, Venezuelan pianist.
  • 1970: David Weir, British footballer and manager.
  • 1970: Dallas Roberts, American actor.
  • 1971: Monisha Kaltenborn, Indo-Swiss lawyer and businesswoman.
  • 1971: Craig Mack, American rapper and producer.
  • 1972: Radosław Majdan, Polish footballer.
  • 1972: Rodrigo Ruiz, Chilean soccer player.
  • 1972: Christian Wörns, German footballer.
  • 1973: Joshua Eagle, Australian tennis player.
  • 1973: Aviv Geffen, Israeli singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer.
  • 1973: Rüştü Reçber, Turkish footballer.
  • 1974: Sylvain Wiltord, French footballer.
  • 1974: A-Plus, American rapper, of the band Souls of Mischief.
  • 1975: Hélio Castroneves, Brazilian motor racing driver.
  • 1976: Claudio Flores, Uruguayan soccer player.
  • 1977: Henri Camara, Senegalese footballer.
  • 1977: Nick Heidfeld, German motorsport driver.
  • 1977: Hugo Silva, Spanish actor
  • 1977: Juanma Castaño, Spanish sportscaster.
  • 1978: Bruno Cheyrou, French footballer.
  • 1978: Reinaldo Navia, Chilean soccer player.
  • 1978: Kenan Thompson, American actor.
  • 1978: Antonio Álvarez, Venezuelan baseball player, singer and politician.
  • 1981: Belén Arjona, Spanish pop-rock artist.
  • 1981: Samuel Dalembert, Haitian-Canadian basketball player.
  • 1981: Humberto Suazo, Chilean soccer player.
  • 1983: Gustav Fridolin, Swedish politician and journalist, Swedish Minister of Education.
  • 1984: Edward Mujica, Venezuelan baseball player.
  • 1984: Santiago Ramundo, Argentine singer, actor and lawyer.
  • 1985: Jon Schofield, British canoeist.
  • 1985: Odette Yustman, American actress.
  • 1986: Emilio Izaguirre, Honduran soccer player.
  • 1987: Wilson Chandler, American basketball player.
  • 1987: Emmanuel Emenike, Nigerian footballer.
  • 1988: Adam Lallana, British footballer.
  • 1989: Lindsey Shaw, American actress.
  • 1990: Salvador Pérez, Venezuelan baseball player.
  • 1992: Charice Pempengco, Filipino singer, songwriter and actress.
  • 1993: Tímea Babos, Hungarian tennis player.
  • 1993: Halston Sage, American actress.
  • 1995: Missy Franklin, American swimmer.
  • 1995: Aya Nakamura, French-Malian singer.
  • 1995: Gabriella Papadakis, French dancer.
  • 1995: Jefferson Baiano, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1996: Tyus Jones, American basketball player.
  • 1996: Kateřina Siniaková, Czech tennis player.
  • 1997: Enes Ünal, Turkish footballer.
  • 1997: Richarlison, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1999: Sebastian Szymański, Polish footballer.
  • 2020: Charles of Luxembourg, Prince of Luxembourg, son of William of Luxembourg and Estefania de Lannoy.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

May 10 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 884: Ahmad ibn Tulun, King of Egypt and Syria (b.835).
  • 1482: Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli, Italian mathematician and astronomer (b.1397).
  • 1521: Sebastian Brant, German writer (b.1457).
  • 1547: Francisco de los Cobos y Molina, Spanish politician (b.1477).
  • 1566: Leonhart Fuchs, German physician and botanist (b.1501).
  • 1569: Juan de Ávila, Spanish religious canonized by the Catholic Church (n.1,500).
  • 1641: Johan Banér, Swedish military man (b. 1596).
  • 1737: Nakamikado, Japanese emperor (b. 1737).
  • 1774: Louis XV, French King (b.1710).
  • 1787 – William Watson, British physician and physicist (b. 1715).
  • 1798: George Vancouver, British naval officer and explorer (b. 1757).
  • 1818: Paul Revere, American military man and patriot (b. 1735).
  • 1819: Mariano Salvador Maella, Spanish painter (b. 1739).
  • 1829 – Thomas Young, British physicist, physician and Egyptologist (b. 1773).
  • 1849: Hokusai, Japanese painter and illustrator (b. 1760).
  • 1858: Aimé Bonpland, French naturalist, physician and botanist (b. 1773).
  • 1863 – Stonewall Jackson, American Confederate General (b.1824).
  • 1868: Henry Bennett, American lawyer and politician (b. 1808). [Citation needed]
  • 1889: Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Russian journalist, writer and playwright (b. 1826).
  • 1890: Manuel Cassola, Spanish general and politician (b. 1837).
  • 1897: Andrés Bonifacio, Filipino military and politician, President of the Philippines (b. 1863).
  • 1900: Manuel Aguirre, Spanish sculptor (b. 1786).
  • 1909: Futabatei Shimei, Japanese writer and translator (b. 1864).
  • 1910: Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist and academic (b. 1826).
  • 1914: José Azueta, Mexican sailor, assassinated during the American invasion (b. 1874).
  • 1921: Pedro Palacios y Sáenz, Spanish engineer (b. 1847).
  • 1930: Julio Romero de Torres, Spanish painter (b. 1874).
  • 1933: Maria Teresa of Austria-Toscana, Austrian aristocrat (b. 1862).
  • 1938: Benjamin Abrahão Botto, a Lebanese photographer, nationalized Brazilian (b. 1890).
  • 1945 – Richard Glücks, German Nazi SS officer (b.1889).
  • 1945: Konrad Henlein, Czech military and politician (b. 1898).
  • 1962: Shunroku Hata, Japanese military and politician, Minister of Defense during World War II (b. 1879).
  • 1964: Mikhail Larionov, Soviet painter, illustrator and designer (b. 1881).
  • 1967: Lorenzo Bandini, Italian racing driver (b.1935).
  • 1968: José Luis Ozores, Spanish actor (b.1923).
  • 1969: Sótero del Río, Chilean doctor (b.1900).
  • 1975: Roque Dalton (39), Salvadoran poet and guerrilla (b. 1935).
  • 1977: Joan Crawford, American film actress (b.1904).
  • 1982: Peter Weiss, German playwright and painter, nationalized Swedish (b. 1916).
  • 1986: Enrique Jarnés Bergua, Spanish writer and screenwriter (b. 1919).
  • 1988: Shen Congwen, Chinese writer and academic (b. 1902).
  • 1989: Woody Shaw, American trumpeter and composer (b.1944).
  • 1990: Walker Percy, American writer, essayist and philosopher (b.1916).
  • 1994: John Wayne Gacy, American child rapist and serial killer (b. 1942).
  • 1994: Lucebert, Dutch painter and poet (b.1924).
  • 1997: Jacinto Quincoces, Spanish footballer (b.1905).
  • 1997: Pepe Risi, Spanish singer, of the band Burning (b.1955).
  • 1997: Carmen Herrero Ayllón, Spanish chemist, researcher and athlete (d. 1913)
  • 1998: José Francisco Peña Gómez, Dominican politician (b.1937).
  • 1999: Shel Silverstein, American poet, writer and illustrator (b.1930).
  • 2000: Dick Sprang, American cartoonist and illustrator (b.1915).
  • 2001: Carla Ruiz Gimeno Birth of a tremendous monument (b. 1829).
  • 2002: Yves Robert, French actor, director, producer and screenwriter (b.1920).
  • 2005: Viviana Gorbato, Argentine journalist and essayist (b.1950).
  • 2005: David Wayne, American singer-songwriter (b.1958).
  • 2006: Soraya, American singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer of Colombian parents (b. 1969).
  • 2007: Juan Carlos Lazzarino, Uruguayan musicologist (b. 1921).
  • 2008: Leyla Gencer, Turkish soprano (b.1928).
  • 2008: Eusebio Ríos, Spanish soccer player and coach (b. 1935).
  • 2010: Frank Frazetta, American painter, cartoonist and illustrator (b.1928).
  • 2010: Perla Szuchmacher, Argentine playwright and actress (b.1946).
  • 2012: Horst Faas, German photographer and journalist (b.1933).
  • 2012: Carroll Shelby, American racing driver, designer and businessman (b.1923).
  • 2012: Gunnar Sønsteby, Norwegian captain and writer (b.1918).
  • 2012: Juan María Urdangarin Berriochoa, Spanish industrial engineer (b.1932), brother-in-law of former king Juan Carlos I.
  • 2014: Carmen Argibay, Argentine lawyer and judge, Minister of the Supreme Court (b. 1939).
  • 2014: Miguel Brascó, Argentine writer and journalist (b.1926).
  • 2015: Chris Burden, American sculptor, illustrator and academic (b.1946).
  • 2016: Carlos García y García, Peruvian politician and vice president (b. Around 1940).
  • 2016: Thomas Luckmann, German sociologist of Slovenian origin (b.1927).
  • 2016: Steve Smith, Canadian athlete (b.1989).
  • 2016: François Morellet, French contemporary artist (b.1926).
  • 2019: Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba, politician and First Vice President of Spain (b.1951).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

May 10 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • Mother’s Day in:
    • Belize, Qatar, El Salvador, United Arab Emirates, Guatemala, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, Pakistan, Singapore.
  • World Lupus Day.
  • Spain:
    • Clergy Day.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

May 10 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Antoninus of Florence
  • Santa Blanda, martyr
  • Saint Calepodio, priest
  • Saint Catherine of Ireland
  • St. Comgall
  • Saint Damien of Molokai
  • Saint Dioscorides of Mira
  • Saint Epimachus, martyr
  • Saint Gordianus of Rome
  • Saint William of Pontoise
  • Holy Job, patriarch
  • Saint Juan de Avila
  • Saint Solangia
  • Blessed Beatrice I of Este
  • Blessed Enrique Rebuschini
  • Blessed Ivan Merz
  • Blessed Nicolás Albergati.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

May 10 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

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