11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 10th May

Winston Churchill

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1503 - Christopher Columbus discovers the Cayman Islands

2. 1794 - Elizabeth, the sister of King Louis XVI, is beheaded

3. 1796 - Napoleon Bonaparte wins a brilliant victory against the Austrians at Lodi bridge in Italy

4. 1824 - London's National Gallery iopens to the public

5. 1940 - Neville Chamberlain is replaced by Winston Churchill as British Prime Minister

6. 1960 - 'Bono' from U2 is born

7. 1965 - Following three years of buying stock in Berkshire-Hathaway, Warren Buffet gains a controlling interest in the company

8. 1967 - Mick Jagger and Keith Richards from The Rolling Stones appeared before magistrates charged with drug offences

9. 1978 - The murdered Italian politician Aldo Moro is buried after a private funeral service, 55 days after he was kidnapped by the Red Brigade

10. 1998 - Sinn Fein backs the Good Friday peace agreement heralding a major shift in modern republicanism

11. 2001 - 121 people are killed in a stampede at a soccer game in Ghana

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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