Friday, May 10, 2013



What was happening on this day in modern history? Let's take a look at some of the big events, Birthdays, and anniversaries for May 10th....
1876 - Centennial Fair opens in Philadelphia.
1879 - Meteor falls near Estherville, Iowa.
1899 - Fred Astaire, Omaha Neb, tap dancer/actor (Easter Parade, Swingtime) is born.

1909 - Maybelle Carter, Nickelsville Va, country singer (Johnny Cash Show is born.
1915 - Zeppelin drops hundred of bombs on Southend-on-Sea.
1917 - Atlantic ships get destroyer escorts to stop German attacks.
1919 - Race riot in Charleston SC, 2 blacks killed.
1921 - Nancy Walker, Phila, Bounty ads/actress (Rhoda, McMillan & Wife) is born.
Paul Lynde and Nancy Walker 1975

1924 - J Edgar Hoover appointed head of FBI.
1930 - 1st US planetarium opens (Adler-Chicago).
1933 - Nazis stage public book burnings in Germany.
1936 - Gary Owens, Mitchell SD, disc jockey/TV host (Laugh In, Gong Show) is born.

1940 - Nazi armies attack Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg.
1940 - Winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as British Prime Minister.
1940 - World War II: The first German bombs of the war fall on England at Chilham and Petham, in Kent.
1940 - Jimmy Dorsey and his orchestra record "Perfidia."
1941 - Adolph Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland.
1941 - England's House of Commons & Holborn Theater destroyed in a blitz.
1945 - Allies capture Rangoon from the Japanese.
1946 - Dave Mason, Worcester England, singer/songwriter (We Just Disagree) is born.
1946 - Donovan, Scottish musician (Try and Catch the Wind), is born.

1947 - Meg Foster, Conn, actress (Sunshine, Cagney & Lacey) is born.
1957 - Sid Vicious, [John Simon Ritchie], England, bassist (Sex Pistols) is born.
1963 - Decca signs Rolling Stones on advice of Beatle George Harrison.
1964 - Dusty Springfield makes her U.S. television debut on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

1967 - Hank Aaron only inside the park HR (vs Jim Bunning).
1967 - Keith Richards, Brian Jones & Mick Jagger arrested on drug charges.
1968 - Vietnam peace talks began in Paris between the US & North Vietnam.
1969 - Apollo 10 transmit 1st color pictures of Earth from space.
1969 - The Turtles and the Temptations play the White House upon the request of Tricia Nixon.
1969 - US troop begin attack on Hill 937/Hamburger Hill.
1974 - Eric Clapton records "I Shot the Sheriff."

1975 - Apple Records is dissolved.
1977 - Joan Crawford, actress (Mildred Pierce), dies at 69.
1983 - "Laverne & Shirley," last airs on ABC-TV.

1985 - The Go-Go's announce their breakup.
1986 - "Rock Me Amadeus," by Falco hit #1 on UK pop chart.
1986 - Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) and Heather Locklear are married.
1989 - Gen Manuel Noriega's government nullifies country's elections, which the opposition had won by a 3-1 margin.
1994 - Barbra Striesand's begins 1st concert tour in 30 years.
1994 - Drew Barrymore (19) files for divorce from Jeremy Thomas (31).

1994 - Nelson Mandela sworn in as South Africa's 1st black president.
1995 - 30th Academy of Country Music Awards: Reba McEntire wins.

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