Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/May 10

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This is a list of selected May 10 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Constitution Day in the Federated States of Micronesia short apart from description of the constitution
Mother's Day in El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico refimprove section
1503Christopher Columbus and his crew became the first Europeans to visit the Cayman Islands, naming them Las Tortugas after the numerous sea turtles there. indiscriminate list
1775American Revolutionary War: Delegates from the Thirteen Colonies met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to convene the Second Continental Congress, which would serve as the de facto national government of the future United States. refimprove section
1801First Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declared war on the United States by cutting down the flagstaff in front of the U.S. consulate. Saved for June 10
1837 – Banks in New York City suspended specie payments, triggering a seven-year recession in the United States. lots of CN tags in one section (Effects and aftermath)
1857 – The Indian Rebellion against the East India Company's rule began. refimprove section
1869 – The Golden Spike Ceremony was held at Promontory Summit, Utah, celebrating the completion of the Pacific Railroad in the United States between the Missouri and Sacramento Rivers. refimprove sections
1872Victoria Woodhull became the first woman to be nominated as a candidate for President of the United States. lots of CN tags in one section
1893 – For trade purposes under the Tariff Act of 1883, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Nix v. Hedden that a tomato is a vegetable instead of a fruit. refimprove section
1924J. Edgar Hoover became the director of the Bureau of Investigation, which would later become the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. refimprove section
1940Second World War: A British force of 746 troops invaded and captured Iceland without opposition. refimprove section
1981François Mitterrand was elected to be the first socialist President of the French Fifth Republic. refimprove section
1994Nelson Mandela became South Africa's first black President, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. appears on February 11
1849 – A personal dispute between actors Edwin Forrest and William Macready in New York City devolved into a riot that left at least 22 dead and more than 120 injured. Undercited



May 10

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