May 10 holidays in 2017

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Wesak - Buddha Day - Buddhist
Constitution Day Micronesia Public Holiday
Buddha Purnima/Vesak Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Mothers' Day El salvador National Holiday
Visakha Bucha Thailand National Holiday
Vesak Day Singapore National Holiday
Buddha Jayanti Nepal Public Holiday
Vesak Full Moon Poya Day Sri Lanka Public Holiday
Mother's Day Mexico Observance
State Holiday Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Day of Vesak - International
National School Nurse Day - Unofficial (Work & Occupation)
Clean Up Your Room Day - Unofficial
National Clean Up Your Room Day - Unofficial (Activity & Action)
National Lipid Day - Unofficial (Health & Body)
National Shrimp Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Monarchy Day Romania Observance

Historical Events on May 10

  • 1775: 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.
  • 1775: The Second Continental Congress begins in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a delegate from each of the Thirteen Colonies during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1801: The First Barbary War begins when the Barbary Pirates of Tripoli declare war against the U.S.
  • 1824: In the city of London in England, the National Gallery officially opens to the general public.
  • 1837: Unemployment skyrockets and banks in New York begin to fail during the Panic of 1837 – which begins on this day.
  • 1864: Union Colonel Emory Upton leads a ten regiment attack against the Confederate works at the Battle of Spotsylvania during the American Civil War.
  • 1865: Union troops capture Confederate President Jefferson Davis near Irwinville, Georgia.
  • 1865: 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 6th of June.
  • 1908: In the town of Grafton in West Virginia, Mother’s Day is observed for the first time in the U.S.
  • 1922: 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.
  • 1924: 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.
  • 1933: Massive public book burnings are staged by the Nazis.
  • 1940: Germany begins bombing raids on British shipping convoys.
  • 1940: Germany invades the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium.
  • 1940: 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 1838.
  • German journalist, Chancellor and Nobel Prize laureate, Gustav Stresemann is born in 1878.
  • American actor, dancer and singer, Fred Astaire is born in 1899.
  • English singer Sid Vicious is born in 1957.
  • American rapper and producer, Craig Mack is born in 1971.

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