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Today In History

What major historical events occurred globally on the 10th of May? Here are some significant events that happened on this day in history:

1503 – Christopher Columbus discovered the Cayman Islands.

1872 – Victoria Woodhull became the first woman nominated for the U.S. presidency.

1908 – The first Mother’s Day observance took place during a church service in Grafton, West Virginia.

1927 – The Hotel Statler in Boston, MA. became the first hotel to install radio headsets in each of its 1,300 rooms.

1933 – The Nazis staged massive public book burnings in Germany.

1960 – The U.S.S. Triton completed the first circumnavigation of the globe under water. The trip started on February 16.

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

1978 – Britain’s Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon announced they were divorcing after 18 years of marriage.

1986 – Navy Lt. Commander Donnie Cochran became the first black pilot to fly with the Blue Angels team.

1994 – Nelson Mandela was sworn in as South Africa’s first black president.

1997 – An earthquake in northeastern Iran killed at least 2,400 people.

1999 – The Cezanne painting Still Life With Curtain, Pitcher and Bowl of Fruit sold for 60.5 million.

2001 – In Ghana, 121 people were killed in a stampede at a soccer game.

2002 – Taiwan test fired a locally made Sky Bow II surface-to-air missile for the first time. They also fired three U.S.-made Hawk missiles.

2002 – Dr Pepper announced that it would be introducing a new flavour, Red Fusion, for the first time in 117 years.

2011 – It was announced that Microsoft had closed a deal to purchase the internet phone service Skype for $8.5 billion.


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