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This Day in History for May 10

This Day In History1652 – John Johnson, a free African American, is granted 550 acres in Northampton, Virginia.

1752 – Benjamin Franklin tests the lightning conductor with his kite-flying experiment.

1837 – Panic of 1837: New York City banks fail, and unemployment reaches record levels.

1872 – Victoria Woodhull becomes 1st woman nominated for US presidency by Equal Rights Party at Apollo Hall, NYC.

1883 – First appendectomy performed in North America by Abraham Groves in Canada.

1917 – Atlantic ships get destroyer escorts to stop German attacks.

1924 – J. Edgar Hoover appointed head of FBI.

1960 – John F. Kennedy wins primary in West Virginia.

1960 – US atomic submarine USS Triton completes 1st submerged circumnavigation of the globe.

1966 – 25 degrees F, lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in May.

1968 – Vietnam peace talks began in Paris between the US and North Vietnam.

1969 – US troops begin attack on Hill 937 (“Hamburger Hill”), Vietnam.

1971 – US special delivery rates go from 45 cents to 60 cents.

1993 – Paul Cezanne still life painting sells for US$28,600,000.

1996 – Excel Communications, Inc. becomes the youngest company to join the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), trading under the symbol (ECI)

2005 – A hand grenade thrown by Vladimir Arutyunian lands about 65 feet from U.S. President George W. Bush while giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia, it malfunctions and does not detonate.

2017 – USGS releases a report saying that some glaciers in Montana have receded by 85% in the last 50 years.

2017 – US President Donald Trump shares classified information about ISIS plot with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the Oval Office.

2018 – Apple becomes the first company to be worth more than $800 billion.

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