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 )