Today in History, May 10: What happened on this day?

What Happened Today in History (May 10): English King Edward I’s authority is recognized by Scottish nobles, and Jews are expelled from Bern, Switzerland, Christopher Columbus discovers the Cayman Islands, etc

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Today in History, May 10: We have successfully entered the third day of this week and we hope it turns out to be great for you. While most of you may be busy with your daily schedules, we are here to update your knowledge about the historical events that happened on this day. So without further ado, let’s get started. Today was the day the Foundation AZ football team was founded in Alkmaar, the last episode of the sitcom ‘Laverne & Shirley’ aired on ABC-TV and Napoleon defeated Austria at the Battle of Lodi Bridge.

Historical events on this day

  • In 1291, the authority of English King Edward I was recognized by the Scottish nobility.
  • In 1294, Temür Khan was declared Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty.
  • In 1427, the Jews were expelled from Bern, Switzerland.
  • In 1497, Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci set out on his first voyage to the New World.
  • In 1503, Christopher Columbus discovered the Cayman Islands.
  • In 1655, Jamaica was captured by the English.
  • In 1796, Napoleon defeated Austria at the Battle of Lodi Bridge.
  • In 1804, British Prime Minister Henry Addington was replaced by William Pitt the Younger.
  • In 1865, Union troops captured Confederate President Jefferson Davis at Irwinsville Georgia.
  • In 1893, Imperial College London was founded.

Sports event today

  • In 1967, the Foundation AZ football team was founded in Alkmaar.
  • In 1973, the NY Knicks defeated the LA Lakers in the 27th NBA championship.
  • In 1974, the NY Nets defeated the Utah Stars in the 7th ABA Championship.

Today’s Arts and Culture Events

  • In 1983, the final episode of the sitcom Laverne & Shirley aired on ABC TV.
  • In 1996, the movie ‘Twister’ starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton was released.
  • In 1995, the film ‘Marty’ directed by Delbert Mann won the Palme d’Or.

Notable deaths on this day


Year of death




Joan Crawford is an American actress who received the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in ‘Mildred Pierce’.



Susan Oliver is an American actress and director best remembered for her role as Ann Howard in the film ‘The Gene Krupa Story’.



Craig Stevens is an American actor best known for playing private detective Peter Gunn in the television series of the same name that ran from 1958 to 1961.



Betty Wright is an American soul and R&B singer and songwriter known for hits such as “Clean Up Woman” and “Tonight is the Night”.

Famous birthdays on this day


Year of Birth




Al Murray is an English comedian and television personality best known for appearing in television shows such as ‘Al Murray’s Happy Hour’.



Kenan Thompson is an American actor and comedian best known for television shows such as ‘Good Burger’, ‘All That’ and ‘Kenan & Kel’.



Nicky Whelan is an Australian actress and model best known for her role in the action film ‘The Magnificent Seven’.



Michael Gandolfini is an American actor. best known for playing young Tony Soprano in the prequel film to the hit HBO television series ‘The Sopranos’.


These are the major events that happened on May 10. We come up with such articles every day. Keep reading them for updates.

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