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Notable Historical Events for May 10th

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

1941Adolf Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland

1865Jefferson Davis captured at Irwinsville Georgia

1973Bruce Lee collapses in Golden Harvest studios in Hong Kong and is rushed to Hong Kong Baptist Hospital where doctors diagnose him with cerebral edema

1503Columbus discovers Cayman Islands

1534French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Newfoundland

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

1963Decca signs Rolling Stones on advice of Beatle George Harrison

1940Winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as British Prime Minister

1953Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open

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Notable Birthdays on May 10th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

1818Paul Revere, American patriot, dies

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