What Happened on May 10


Historical Events

1915 – Canadian physician Cluny Macpherson first presents his gas mask invention to the British War Office
1959 – Giants Jim Hearn allows 2 runs against Pirates, game is suspended, Hearn is released and charged with loss 2 months after his retirement
1972 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1995 – Real Zaragoza of Spain win 35th European Cup Winner’s Cup against Arsenal of England 2-1 in Paris
2014 – The African National Congress wins the 2014 South African General Election
2022 – Tom Brady agrees to record 10-year, $375m deal to be Fox Sports’ lead analyst when he decides to finally retire; surpasses $303m the quarterback earned in salary during his NFL career

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Famous Birthdays

1866 – Léon Bakst, Russian painter and scene and costume designer, born in Grodno, Belarus (d. 1924)
1897 – Einar Gerhardsen, Prime minister of Norway (d. 1987)
1928 – Arnold Rüütel, Estonian president
1949 – Nolan Porter, American RandB singer-songwriter (“Keep On Keeping On”), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2021)
1973 – Rüştü Reçber, Turkish soccer goalkeeper (120 caps, record appearance holder, FIFA World Cup All Star Team: 2002; Fenerbahçe, Barcelona, Beşiktaş), born in Korkuteli, Turkey
1977 – Amanda Borden, American gymnast (World silver 1994, Olympic gold 1996), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

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Famous Deaths

995 – Boudouin, bishop of Utrecht
1798 – George Vancouver, British explorer, (surveyed Pacific coast from San Francisco to Vancouver Island), dies at 40
1989 – Woody Shaw, American jazz trumpeter (Rosewood), dies from complications after being stuck by a subway train at 44
1992 – Sylvia Syms [Blagman], American jazz and cabaret singer and actress (“I Could Have Danced All Night”; South Pacific – “Bloody May”), dies of a heart attack at 74
1995 – Harold Berens, comedian, dies at 92
1999 – Shel Silverstein, American writer and cartoonist (Now Here’s My Plan: A Book of Futilities; The Giving Tree) and songwriter (“A Boy Named Sue”; “The Cover Of The Rolling Stone”), dies at 68

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