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MAY 10

Micronesia: Constitution Day
(Commemorates the ratification of the constitution by four of the Micronesia Trust Territories: 05/10/1979)
Micronesia Expedia Worldstats
North Carolina and South Carolina: Confederate Memorial Day
(Observed annually on this date to commemorate the Union's capture of Jefferson Davis)
North Carolina South Carolina American Civil War University of Georgia
1730 George Ross (Delaware-born Signer of Declaration of Independence) Delaware Political and Social Leaders Declaration of Independence
1827 William Windom (Ohio-born Member of the U.S. Congress From Minnesota) Ohio Political and  Social Leaders Minnesota Political and  Social Leaders U.S. Congress
1837 P.B.S. Pinchback (Georgia-born African-American Political Leader) Georgia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Politics African American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1886 Karl Barth (Swiss Theologian) Swiss Political and Social Leaders Religion Princeton University Concordia Writer's Almanac
1897 Einar Gerhardsen (Norwegian Politician; Prime Minister Four Times Between 1945 and 1965) Norway
1915 Beyers Naudé (South African Anti-Apartheid Activist) South African Political and Social Leaders Apartheid Human Rights South African History
1919 Ella Grasso (Governor of Connecticut: 1975-80) Connecticut Political and Social Leaders Politics
1945 Shirley Franklin (Pennsylvania-born African-American Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia) Shirley Franklin Atlanta, Georgia Politics & Elections American Women in Politics African-American Political and Social Leaders
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1774 Louis XV (King of France) French Political & Social Leaders French Ministry of Foreign Affairs Chambers' Book of Days
1818 Paul Revere (Massachusetts-born American Patriot) Paul Revere American Revolution
1863 Stonewall Jackson (West Virginia-born Confederate General, Accidentally Shot by His Own Troops) Stonewall Jackson Civil War History Channel Georgia Historical Society Virginia  Historical Society West Virginia  State Archive
1993 Ralph Ware, Jr., (Oklahoma-born Kiowa Indian; Founder of Heart of the Earth Native American Alternative School in Minneapolis, Minnesota) Oklahoma Political and Social Leaders Minneapolis, Minnesota Kiowa Indians Educators of Note Heart of the Earth Native American Alternative School
1503 Christopher Columbus Sights the Islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman Cayman Islands Columbus Naval History Cayman Islands Guide
1631 Magdeburg, Germany Is Destroyed During the Thirty Years' War Magdeburg, Germany War Magdeburg, Germany Concordia
1774 Louis XVI Succeeds Louis XV as King of France French Political & Social Leaders French Ministry of Foreign Affairs New York Times
1775 Residents of Savannah, Georgia Learn of the Battle of Lexington and Seize 600 lbs of Royal Gun Powder Savannah, Georgia Battle of Lexington Savannah, Georgia University of Georgia
1796 Napoleon Bonaparte Defeats the Austrians at Italy's Lodi Bridge Austria France Napoleon Bonaparte War International Napoleonic Society
1857 Indian Members of Britain's Bengal Light Cavalry Initiate Mutiny India Great Britain British National Army Museum
1861 Federal Takeover of Camp Jackson from Missouri Militia Results in Riot: 28 Die Missouri American Civil War Missouri Civil War Museum
President Lincoln Directs U.S. Forces on Florida's Coast to Suspend Writ of Habeas Corpus if Necessary Florida President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Habeas Corpus Lincoln Papers
1862 Confederate Ram Boats Sink Two Union Ironclads at Plum Run Bend, Tennessee Tennessee American Civil War Middle Tennessee State University
President Lincoln Spends Day at Fortress Monroe, Virginia Monitoring Union Attack on Norfolk Virginia President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Papers
Federal Forces Complete a Peaceful Occupation of Pensacola, Florida Pensacola, Florida American Civil War Pensacola, Florida Florida Historical Society
1865 Union Troops Capture Jefferson Davis Near Irwinville, Georgia Georgia Capture of Jefferson Davis American Civil War
Tallahassee, Florida Is Surrendered to Union Forces Tallahassee, Florida American Civil War Tallahassee, Florida Florida Historical Society
1871 Treaty of Frankfurt am Main Ends Franco-Prussian War German Government European History Historic World Documents History Channel
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
1906 The First Duma (Council of Representatives) of the Russian State Is Convened Russia Historic Firsts Britannica
1924 J. Edgar Hoover Is Appointed Director of the FBI Washington, D.C. Political & Social Leaders U.S. Government The FBI History Channel
1933 The Nazis Stage Massive Public Book Burnings Across Germany Nazi Germany Propaganda Washington Diplomat
1940 Winston Churchill Succeeds Neville Chamberlain as Prime Minister of England Neville Chamberlain Winston Churchill BBC Writer's Almanac
Germany Invades Holland and Belgium Nazi Germany Netherlands Belgium World War II History Channel
1941 Adolf Hitler's Deputy, Rudolf Hess, Parachutes into Scotland Rudolf Hess Scotland World War II Institute for Historical Review New York Times
In Minneapolis, Minnesota, Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr., Speaks at an America First Anti-War Rally Promoting U.S. Isolationism Minneapolis, Minnesota Charles A. Lindbergh War Propaganda World War II Minnesota Historical Society
1948 South Koreans Elect the 198 Members of Their First Parliament Korean Government Elections Historic Firsts Asian History
1957 President Dwight Eisenhower Nominates Mike Stepovich to be Governor of Territorial Alaska Alaska President Dwight Eisenhower Alaska Historical Society
1978 Slain Italian Political Leader, Aldo Moro, Is Buried Italian Political and Social Leaders BBC
1979 Four U.S. Trust Territories Ratify Constitution as Federated States of Micronesia Micronesia Worldstats
1990 China Releases 211 Dissidents Arrested During 1989 Beijing Protests China Human Rights History Channel
1992 Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Meets with Former Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia Mikhail Gorbachev Atlanta, Georgia President Jimmy Carter Georgia Historical Society
1994 Nelson Mandela Inaugurated as President of South Africa South Africa Nelson Mandela BBC
1996 South Africa's National Party Withdraws from the Government of National Unity South Africa Government South African History
1998 The Sinn Fein Political Wing of the Irish Republican Army Backs Good Friday Peace Agreement Northern Ireland BBC

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