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Notable Historical Events for May 10th

17752nd Continental Congress names George Washington, supreme commander

1970Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

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

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

1940Winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as British Prime Minister

1963Decca signs Rolling Stones on advice of Beatle George Harrison

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

1948Winston Churchill visits The Hague

2005A hand grenade which was thrown by Vladimir Arutyunian lands about 65 feet (20 metres) from U.S. President George W. Bush while he was giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia, but it malfunctions and does not detonate.

1941Adolf Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland

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Notable Birthdays on May 10th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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