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  • 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.




  • 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.




  • 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.




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