Today in History for 10th May 2019

Historical Events

1922 – Dr Ivy Williams is 1st woman to be called to the English Bar
1925 – To control demonstrations against foreigners, British troops in Shanghai fire into a crowd, leading to a boycott against British goods
1930 – 1st US planetarium opens (Adler-Chicago)
1967 – Hank Aaron only inside the park HR (vs Jim Bunning)
1969 – Turtles play White House, Mark Volman falls off stage 5 times
1995 – In South Africa, 104 miners killed in an elevator accident

More Historical Events »

Famous Birthdays

1873 – Carl J Eldh, Swedish sculptor
1898 – Ariel Durant, writer (Story of Civilization)
1932 – Francoise Fabian, French actress (Happy New Year), born in Algiers, French Algeria
1952 – Sly Dunbar, reggae drummer (Sly and Robbie), born in Kingston, Jamaica
1969 – John Scalzi, American writer
1977 – Chas Licciardello, Australian comedian, member of The Chaser

More Famous Birthdays »

Famous Deaths

1424 – Go-Kameyama, Emperor of Japan
1829 – Thomas Young, British physician and physicist (light interference), dies at 55
1960 – Yuri Olesha, Russian writer, dies at 61
1982 – Peter Weiss, German playwright (Marat-Sade), dies at 65
1995 – Hilde Jarecki, educationist, dies at 83
2012 – Evelyn Johnson, American pilot, dies at 102

More Famous Deaths »

Read More