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MAY 10

1958 Ellen Ochoa (Los Angeles-born Hispanic Astronaut) Ellen Ochoa Physics Astronauts Latin American Studies
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1904 Henry Morton Stanley (Welsh Explorer, Missionary to Africa and Newspaper Correspondent ) Henry Morton Stanley Africa Explorers Religion Journalism
1503 Christopher Columbus Sights the Islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman Cayman Islands Columbus Naval History Cayman Islands Guide
1752 France's Thomas Francois d'Alibard Is First to Test Franklin's Theory of Lightning and Electricity French Scientists and Mathematicians Benjamin Franklin Electricity Lightning Historic Firsts Technology and Society
1823 In Minnesota, the Virginia Is the First Steamboat to Reach Fort St. Anthony, a 20-Day, 729-Mile Trip From St. Louis Minnesota St. Louis, Missouri Forts Steamboats Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1824 The American Premiere of Mozart's Opera "The Marriage of Figaro" (Sung in English ) Is Performed at the Park Theater in New York City Wolfgang Mozart New York City Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1869 Golden Spike Links Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railways Utah Transcontinental Railroad Westward Expansion Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1872 Equal Rights Party's Victoria Woodhull Is First Woman Nominated for President Ohio Social & Political Leaders American Presidency Women Historic Firsts Southern Illinois University
1877 President Rutherford B. Hayes Has the White House's First Telephone Installed The White House President Rutherford B. Hayes Telephone Historic Firsts History Channel
1879 In Wisconsin, the First Milwaukee Telephone Phone Exchange Is Opened Milwaukee, Wisconsin Telephone Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1892 The First Osteopathy School Is Chartered in Kirksville, Missouri Kirksville, Missouri Medicine Education Historic Firsts IntelliHealth
1948 South Koreans Elect the 198 Members of Their First Parliament Korean Government Elections Historic Firsts Asian History
1960 Triton Sub Completes First Underwater Global Circumnavigation (84 days) Naval History Historic Firsts U.S. Navy

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