May 10th-This Day In History

May 10 is the 130th day of the year. There are 235 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).

+ 1503 – Christopher Columbus visits the Cayman Islands and names them Las Tortugas after the numerous turtles there.

+ 1775 – American Revolutionary War: Representatives from the Thirteen Colonies begin the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia.

+ 1872 – Victoria Woodhull becomes the first woman nominated for President of the United States.

+ 1893 – The Supreme Court of the United States rules in Nix v. Hedden that a tomato is a vegetable, not a fruit, under the Tariff Act of 1883

+ 1908 – Mother's Day is observed for the first time in the United States, in Grafton, West Virginia.

+ 1954 – Bill Haley & His Comets release "Rock Around the Clock", the first rock and roll record to reach number one on the Billboard charts.

+ 1962 – Marvel Comics publishes the first issue of The Incredible Hulk.

+ 2013 – One World Trade Center becomes the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

( Births )

+ 1838 – John Wilkes Booth, American actor, assassin of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1865)

+ 1899 – Fred Astaire, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1987)

+ 1930 – Pat Summerall, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2013)

+ 1955 – Mark David Chapman, American murderer  ( John Lennon Killer )

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