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Notable Historical Events for May 10th

1503Columbus discovers Cayman Islands

1940Winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as British Prime Minister

1990Howard Stern holds a mock funeral for rival John DeBella

2013Joe Sakic is hired by his former team, the Colorado Avalanche, as Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations

1993Bill Walton is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

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

1970Bobby Orr scores one of the most famous goals in hockey history, an overtime goal that gives the Boston Bruins its first Stanley Cup since 1941

1953Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open

1924J. Edgar Hoover appointed head of FBI

1970Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

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Notable Birthdays on May 10th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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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