May 10th

On this day…

1775 - American Revolutionary War: Representatives from the 13 colonies of the United States meet in Philadelphia and raise the Continental Army to defend the new republic. They place it under command of Cavalier George Washington of Virginia.

1838 - Birth: John Wilkes Booth, American actor and assassin of Abraham Lincoln

1869 - The First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern and western United States, is completed at Promontory Summit, Utah (not Promontory Point, Utah) with the golden spike.

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

1886 - Birth: Karl Barth, Swiss Protestant theologian

1899 - Birth: Fred Astaire, American singer, dancer, and actor

1933 - Censorship: In Germany, the Nazis stage massive public book burnings.

1940 - World War II: Germany invades Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.

1957 - Birth: Sid Vicious, English bassist (The Sex Pistols)

1960 - The nuclear submarine USS Triton completes the first underwater circumnavigation of the earth.

1960 - Birth: Bono, Irish singer (U2)

1979 - Birth: Matt Jones

2005 - A hand grenade allegedly thrown by Vladimir Arutinian lands about 100 feet from United States President George W. Bush while he is giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia, but malfunctions and does not detonate.

So there ya have it, what an exciting day!

Categories: Daily Life
  1. May 10th, 2006 at 12:01 | #1

    Happy Birthday, to you.
    Happy Birthday, to you.
    Happy Birthday, Maaaaatttttttttt
    Happy Birthday, to you.

    *Grin* I hope you have a great birthday.

  2. May 10th, 2006 at 14:16 | #2

    Happy Birthday. If I knew it was your birthday, I’d've baked a cake.

  3. May 10th, 2006 at 15:54 | #3

    Here from C.C.’s blog to wish you a fantastic birthday!!

  4. May 10th, 2006 at 22:02 | #4

    Happy Birthday! I have a May birthday also. You’re old!!

  5. May 11th, 2006 at 00:27 | #5

    Thank you all!! I had a great day in beautiful, sunny Vancouver. Couldn’t ask for more!

    Kristin, now that you know, I will be expecting one next year!

    Matt, I am old, it is strange… ;)

  6. jae
    May 11th, 2006 at 06:34 | #6

    happy belated birthday my friend!

    hope you had a good one, and that at least one kidney is still functioning.


  7. May 11th, 2006 at 12:47 | #7

    Happy birthday!

    On May 10th, 1990 in Wisconsin we had a freak snow-storm :P

  8. May 11th, 2006 at 13:04 | #8

    Heh, learn something new every day! :)


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