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  • U.S.
    Monday May 10, 1779

    Flag of the United States

    Secretary of the Board of War Richard Peters expressed concern

    U.S.
    Monday May 10, 1779

    The 1777 resolution was most probably meant to define a naval ensign. In the late 18th century, the notion of a national flag did not yet exist, or was only nascent. The flag resolution appears between other resolutions from the Marine Committee. On May 10, 1779, Secretary of the Board of War Richard Peters expressed concern "it is not yet settled what is the Standard of the United States." However, the term "Standard" referred to a national standard for the Army of the United States. Each regiment was to carry the national standard in addition to its regimental standard. The national standard was not a reference to the national or naval flag.




  • U.S.
    Monday May 10, 1779

    Flag of the United States

    Letter from George Washington

    U.S.
    Monday May 10, 1779

    On 10 May 1779, a letter from the War Board to George Washington stated that there was still no design established for a national standard, on which to base regimental standards, but also referenced flag requirements given to the board by General von Steuben.




  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Thursday May 10, 1787

    George Washington

    Washington arrived in Philadelphia

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Thursday May 10, 1787

    Washington arrived in Philadelphia on May 9, 1787, though a quorum was not attained until Friday, May 25. Benjamin Franklin nominated Washington to preside over the convention, and he was unanimously elected to serve as president general. The convention's state-mandated purpose was to revise the Articles of Confederation with "all such alterations and further provisions" required to improve them, and the new government would be established when the resulting document was "duly confirmed by the several states".




  • France
    Monday May 10, 1802

    Napoleon

    The 1802 French constitutional referendum

    France
    Monday May 10, 1802

    In a new plebiscite during the spring of 1802, the French public came out in huge numbers to approve a constitution that made the Consulate permanent, essentially elevating Napoleon to dictator for life.




  • U.S.
    Sunday May 10, 1914

    Mother's Day

    A National Holiday to Honor Mothers

    U.S.
    Sunday May 10, 1914

    In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers.




  • Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
    Saturday May 10, 1919

    Red Summer

    Charleston riot of 1919

    Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
    Saturday May 10, 1919

    The Charleston riot resulted in the injury of 5 white and 18 black men, along with the death of 3 others: Isaac Doctor, William Brown, and James Talbot, all black. Following the riot, the city of Charleston, South Carolina imposed martial law. A Naval investigation found that four U.S. sailors and one civilian—all white men—initiated the riot.




  • Moldova (Then Bessarabia)
    Saturday May 10, 1919

    Hungarian–Romanian War

    The Bolshevik Soviet Russian Troops' Large Attack On Bessarabia

    Moldova (Then Bessarabia)
    Saturday May 10, 1919

    Under the command of Vladimir Antonov-Ovseyenko, Bolshevik Soviet Russian troops gathered along the Dniester River in preparation for a large attack on Bessarabia on 10 May.


  • France
    Friday May 10, 1940

    Adolf Hitler

    Germany attacked France

    France
    Friday May 10, 1940

    In May 1940, Germany attacked France. and conquered Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Belgium.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday May 10, 1940

    World War II

    Neville Chamberlain resignation

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday May 10, 1940

    On 10 May, Neville Chamberlain resigned as prime minister.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday May 10, 1940

    World War II

    Churchill in the office

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday May 10, 1940

    Winston Churchill appointed the prime minster of the United Kingdom.


  • France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg
    Friday May 10, 1940

    World War II

    Fall of France

    France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg
    Friday May 10, 1940

    Germany launched an offensive against France. To circumvent the strong Maginot Line fortifications on the Franco-German border, Germany directed its attack at the neutral nations of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.


  • United Kingdom
    Saturday May 10, 1941

    Martin Bormann

    Hess flew Solo to Britain

    United Kingdom
    Saturday May 10, 1941

    Hess was concerned that Germany would face a war on two fronts as plans progressed for Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union scheduled to take place later that year. He flew solo to Britain on 10 May 1941 to seek peace negotiations with the British government. He was arrested on arrival and spent the rest of the war as a British prisoner.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday May 10, 1941

    The palace of Westminster England

    The Worst Raid

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday May 10, 1941

    The worst raid took place in the night of 10–11 May 1941, when the Palace took at least twelve hits and three people (two policemen and the Resident Superintendent of the House of Lords, Edward Elliott) were killed.


  • South Korea
    Monday May 10, 1948

    Korean War

    General election was held in the South

    South Korea
    Monday May 10, 1948

    A general election was held in the South on 10 May 1948.


  • Hampton, London, England
    Wednesday May 10, 1950

    Alan Turing

    The Pilot ACE Executed Its First Program

    Hampton, London, England
    Wednesday May 10, 1950

    While he was at Cambridge, the Pilot ACE was being built in his absence. It executed its first program on 10 May 1950, and a number of later computers around the world owe much to it, including the English Electric DEUCE and the American Bendix G-15. The full version of Turing's ACE was not built until after his death.


  • Paris, France
    Friday May 10, 1968

    Vietnam War

    Peace Talks began

    Paris, France
    Friday May 10, 1968

    On 10 May 1968, peace talks began between the United States and North Vietnam in Paris. Negotiations stagnated for five months, until Johnson gave orders to halt the bombing of North Vietnam. At the same time, Hanoi realized it could not achieve a "total victory" and employed a strategy known as "talking while fighting, fighting while talking", in which military offensives would occur concurrently with negotiations.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday May 10, 1975

    Sony Corporation

    Launching the Betamax

    Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday May 10, 1975

    The company launched the Betamax videocassette recording format in 1975. Sony was involved in the videotape format war of the early 1980s, when they were marketing the Betamax system for video cassette recorders against the VHS format developed by JVC. In the end, VHS gained critical mass in the marketbase and became the worldwide standard for consumer VCRs.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday May 10, 1975

    Akio Morita

    Releasing The First Betamax Home Video Recorder

    Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday May 10, 1975

    In 1975, it released the first Betamax home video recorder, a year before VHS format came out.


  • Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday May 10, 1989

    Central Park Jogger Case

    Six youths

    Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday May 10, 1989

    Six youths were indicted with attempted murder and other charges in the attack on and rape of the female jogger, and additional charges related to the attack of David Lewis, the attack and robbery of John Loughlin, and riot: Steve Lopez, Antron McCray, 15, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, Korey Wise.


  • South Africa
    Tuesday May 10, 1994

    Nelson Mandela

    The Presidency of South Africa

    South Africa
    Tuesday May 10, 1994

    The newly elected National Assembly's first act was to formally elect Mandela as South Africa's first black chief executive. His inauguration took place in Pretoria on 10 May 1994, televised to a billion viewers globally. The event was attended by four thousand guests, including world leaders from a wide range of geographic and ideological backgrounds. Mandela headed a Government of National Unity dominated by the ANC—which had no experience of governing by itself—but containing representatives from the National Party and Inkatha.


  • Tbilisi, Georgia
    Tuesday May 10, 2005

    George W. Bush

    Assassination attempt

    Tbilisi, Georgia
    Tuesday May 10, 2005

    On May 10, 2005, Vladimir Arutyunian, a native Georgian who was born to a family of ethnic Armenians, threw a live hand grenade toward a podium where Bush was speaking at Freedom Square in Tbilisi, Georgia. Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili was seated nearby. It landed in the crowd about 65 feet (20 m) from the podium after hitting a girl, but it did not detonate. Arutyunian was arrested in July 2005, confessed, was convicted and was given a life sentence in January 2006.


  • Dublin, Ireland
    Monday May 10, 2010

    League of Legends

    European HQ

    Dublin, Ireland
    Monday May 10, 2010

    In Europe, Riot Games initially signed an international licensing partnership with GOA, the video games department of Orange's Content Division, and Europe's largest gaming portal. On October 13, 2009, GOA and Riot announced that they would start channeling server access for players located in Europe to GOA's dedicated servers. This partnership did not last; on May 10, 2010, Riot Games announced that they would take over the distribution and operation of the game in Europe. To do so, Riot Games established a European HQ in Dublin.


  • Vatican City
    Friday May 10, 2013

    Pope Francis

    Met with Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria

    Vatican City
    Friday May 10, 2013

    In May 2013, Pope Francis met with Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria in the Vatican. The meeting coincided with the 40th anniversary of the first visit by a Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria to the Vatican; when Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria met with Pope Paul VI on 10 May 1973.


  • U.S.
    Friday May 10, 2019

    Uber

    Uber raises $8.1 billion at $45 per share in its IPO

    U.S.
    Friday May 10, 2019

    Uber raises $8.1 billion at $45 per share in its IPO, valuing the company at $82 billion.


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