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Notable Historical Events for May 10th

1940Winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as British Prime Minister

1534French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Newfoundland

1924J. Edgar Hoover appointed head of FBI

1953Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open

1994Nelson Mandela sworn in as South Africa's 1st black president

1990Howard Stern holds a mock funeral for rival John DeBella

1963Decca signs Rolling Stones on advice of Beatle George Harrison

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

1503Columbus discovers Cayman Islands

1967Hank Aaron only inside the park HR (vs Jim Bunning)

May 10th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 10th

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)

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

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

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

May 10th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 10th

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

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

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Notable Deaths on May 10th

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

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

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

1818Paul Revere, American patriot, dies

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