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 This day in History - May 10
478 Historic Events for May 10
238

Gaius Julius Verus Maximinus, the Thracian, Roman Emperor, murdered

Death
995

Boudouin, bishop of Utrecht

Death
1267

Vienna's church orders all Jews to wear a distinctive garb

Event
1278

Jews of England imprisoned on charges of coining

Event
1291

Scottish nobles recognize authority of English king Edward I

Event
1427

Jews are expelled from Berne Switzerland

Event
1497

Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci leaves for 1st voyage to New World

Event
1503

Columbus discovers Cayman Islands

Event
1525

Church reformer John Pistorius caught in the Hague

Event
1534

French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Newfoundland

Event
1536

Thomas Howard, 4th duke of Norfolk, English Earl Marshall

Birth
1559

Scottish Protestants under John Knox uprise against queen-mother Mary

Event
1566

Leonhard Fuchs, German botanist, dies at 65

Death
1569

Juan the Avila, Spanish minister/writer

Death
1570

Czar Ivan IV becomes Protestant

Event
1624

Jacob Willekens and Piet Heyn conquer Salvador, Civil rights activist

Event
1637

Susanna van Baerle, Dutch wife of Constantine Huygens, dies at 37

Death
1652

John Johnson, a free black, is granted 550 acres in Northampton, Va

Event
1653

John Bicker, ship builder/merchant/regent, dies at 61

Death
1655

Jamaica captured by English

Event
1676

Bacon's Rebellion, frontiersmen vs Virginia govt begins

Event
1696

Jean de La BruyÅ re, French author, dies at 50

Death
1697

Jean Marie I'aine Leclair, composer

Birth
1705

Gallus Zeiler, composer

Birth
1710

Georg Dietrich Leiding, composer, dies at 46

Death