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Notable Historical Events for May 10th

192964th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Muirfield Gullane

1970Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

1752Benjamin Franklin tests the lightning conductor with his his kite-flying experiment

17752nd Continental Congress names George Washington, supreme commander

1865Jefferson Davis captured at Irwinsville Georgia

1963Decca signs Rolling Stones on advice of Beatle George Harrison

1940Winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as British Prime Minister

1990Howard Stern holds a mock funeral for rival John DeBella

1948Winston Churchill visits The Hague

1503Columbus discovers Cayman Islands

May 10th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 10th

1930Pat Summerall, Lake City Florida, NFL player (NY Giants)/sportscaster (CBS)

1899Fred Astaire, Omaha Neb, tap dancer/actor (Easter Parade, Swingtime)

1957Sid Vicious, [John Simon Ritchie], London England, bassist (Sex Pistols)

1909Maybelle Carter, Nickelsville Va, country singer (Johnny Cash Show)

1838John Wilkes Booth, American stage actor and assassin (President Lincoln)

1960Bono [Paul Hewson], Dublin, Ireland, rocker (U2-Joshua Tree)

May 10th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 10th

19271954 Nobel Prize winner in Literature Ernest Hemingway (27) weds journalist Pauline Pfeiffer (31)

2005Actress and model Heidi Klum (39) weds British soul and R&B singer-songwriter Seal (49) in Costa Careyes, Mexico

May 10th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 10th

1818Paul Revere, American patriot, dies

1863Thomas Jackson, ["Stonewall"], Confederate general (Civil War), dies at 39

1955Tommy Burns, Canadian boxer, dies of a heart attack at 73

1994John Wayne Gacy, mass murderer, executed in Illinois at 52

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