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What Happened In May 1910 In History

Historical Events for May, 1910

  • 4th » The Royal Canadian Navy is created.
  • 6th » George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.
  • 11th » An act of the Congress of the United States or U.S. Congress establishes Glacier National Park (U.S.) or Glacier National Park in Montana.
  • 18th » The Earth passes through the tail of Comet Halley.
  • 31st » The creation of the Union of South Africa.

Famous Birthdays on May in 1910

  • 1st » Raya Dunayevskaya, Ukrainian-American philosopher and activist (d. 1987)
  • 1st » Dirk Andries Flentrop, Dutch organ builder (d. 2003)
  • 1st » J. Allen Hynek, American astronomer and ufologist (d. 1986)
  • 2nd » Alexander Bonnyman, Jr., American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1943)
  • 3rd » Norman Corwin, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2011)
  • 5th » Leo Lionni, American author and illustrator (d. 1999)
  • 8th » Andrew E. Svenson, American author and publisher (d. 1975)
  • 8th » Mary Lou Williams, American pianist and composer (d. 1981)
  • 12th » Johan Ferrier, Surinamese politician, 1st President of Suriname (d. 2010)
  • 12th » Charles B. Fulton, American judge (d. 1996)
  • 12th » Dorothy Hodgkin, Egyptian-English biochemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry named Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)
  • 12th » Gordon Jenkins, American pianist and composer (d. 1984)
  • 15th » Constance Cummings, American-English actress (d. 2005)
  • 16th » Olga Bergholz, Russian poet (d. 1975)
  • 16th » Higashifushimi Kunihide, Japanese monk and educator (d. 2014)
  • 16th » Aleksandr Ivanovich Laktionov, Russian painter (d. 1972)
  • 18th » Ester Boserup, Danish economist (d. 1999)
  • 19th » Nathuram Godse, Indian assassin of Mahatma Gandhi (d. 1949)
  • 19th » Alan Melville, South African cricketer (d. 1983)
  • 22nd » Johnny Olson, American game show host and announcer (d. 1985)
  • 23rd » Margaret Wise Brown, American author (d. 1952)
  • 23rd » Hugh Casson, English architect (d. 1999)
  • 23rd » Scatman Crothers, American actor singer, dancer, and guitarist (d. 1986)
  • 23rd » Artie Shaw, American clarinet player, composer, and bandleader (d. 2004)
  • 26th » Imi Lichtenfeld, Hungarian-Israeli martial artist (d. 1998)
  • 28th » Georg GaƟmann, German politician, List of mayors of Marburg or Mayor of Marburg (d. 1987)
  • 28th » Rachel Kempson, English-American actress (d. 2003)
  • 28th » T-Bone Walker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1975)
  • 29th » Ralph Metcalfe, American sprinter (d. 1978)
  • 30th » Harry Bernstein, English-American author (d. 2011)
  • 30th » Ralph Metcalfe, American sprinter and politician (d. 1978)
  • 30th » Inge Meysel, German actress (d. 2004)

Famous Deaths for May 1910

  • 3rd » Howard Taylor Ricketts, American pathologist (b. 1871)
  • 6th » Edward VII of the United Kingdom (b. 1841)
  • 10th » Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist (b. 1826)
  • 18th » Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish author (b. 1841)
  • 18th » Pauline Viardot, French soprano and composer (b. 1821)
  • 22nd » Jules Renard, French author and playwright (b. 1864)
  • 27th » Robert Koch, German physician and microbiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine named Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)
  • 29th » Mily Balakirev, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1837)
  • 31st » Elizabeth Blackwell, English-American physician (b. 1821)

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