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Notable Historical Events for May 10th

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

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

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.

1963Decca signs Rolling Stones on advice of Beatle George Harrison

1940Winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as British Prime Minister

1503Columbus discovers Cayman Islands

1796Napoleon defeats Austria in Battle of Lodi Bridge

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

1990Howard Stern holds a mock funeral for rival John DeBella

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 10th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1818Paul Revere, American patriot, dies

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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