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Historical Events on May 10
A small Colonial militia known as the Green Mountain Boys and led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold seize Fort Ticonderoga from the British.
The Second Continental Congress begins in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a delegate from each of the Thirteen Colonies during the American Revolutionary War.
The First Barbary War begins when the Barbary Pirates of Tripoli declare war against the U.S.
In the city of London in England, the National Gallery officially opens to the general public.
Unemployment skyrockets and banks in New York begin to fail during the Panic of 1837 – which begins on this day.
Union Colonel Emory Upton leads a ten regiment attack against the Confederate works at the Battle of Spotsylvania during the American Civil War.
Union troops capture Confederate President Jefferson Davis near Irwinville, Georgia.
Confederate raider William Quantrill is ambushed and mortally wounded by Union soldiers in Kentucky during the American Civil War. Quantrill will eventually die on the 6
In the town of Grafton in West Virginia, Mother’s Day is observed for the first time in the U.S.
The U.S annexes the Kingman Reef – an uninhabited triangular reef which is roughly halfway between the Hawaiian Islands and the Samoan Islands in the Northern Pacific Ocean.
Edgar Hoover becomes the first Director of the U.S Federal Bureau of Investigation (the FBI). He would remain in that position until his death in 1972.
Massive public book burnings are staged by the Nazis.
Germany begins bombing raids on British shipping convoys.
Germany invades the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium.
Winston Churchill is made Prime Minister of the U.K.
Famous Birthdays on May 10
American actor and assassin of U.S President Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth is born in
German journalist, Chancellor and Nobel Prize laureate, Gustav Stresemann is born in
American actor, dancer and singer, Fred Astaire is born in
English singer Sid Vicious is born in
American rapper and producer, Craig Mack is born in
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