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 This day in History - May 10
478 Historic Events for May 10
1724

Johan A Zoutman, Dutch lt-admiral (battle of Doggersbank)

Birth
1727

Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, French minister of Finance (17.. -76)

Birth
1730

George Ross, US judge (signed Declaration of Independence)

Birth
1741

Johann Michael Schmidt, composer

Birth
1752

Benjamin Franklins 1st tests the lightning rod

Event
1754

Asmus Jakob Carstens, painter

Birth
1760

Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle, soldier/author/composer (Marseillaise)

Birth
1760

J P Hebel, writer

Birth
1760

Johann Christoph Graupner, composer, dies at 77

Death
1764

Picander, [Christian Henrici], German writer (Die Weiberprobe), dies

Death
1769

Jean Lannes, duc de Montebello, Marshal of France

Birth
1770

Charles Avison, composer, dies at 61

Death
1770

Louis Nicholas Davout, French fieldmarshal (defeated Prussians)

Birth
1774

Louis XVI ascends to throne of France

Event
1774

Louis XV, king of France (1715-74), dies at 64

Death
1775

2nd Cont Congress convenes in Pa issues paper currency for 1st time

Event
1775

2nd Continental Congress names George Washington, supreme commander

Event
1775

Green Mountain Boys capture Ft Ticonderoga NY-American Revolution

Event
1776

George Thomas Smart, composer

Birth
1780

Peter Lichtenthal, composer

Birth
1783

Niccola Benvenuti, composer

Birth
1784

Antoine Court de G‚belin, French vicar/writer, dies at 56

Death
1785

Etienne Joseph Floquet, composer, dies at 36

Death
1787

Parliament impeaches Warren Hastings

Event
1788

Augustin-Jean Fresnel, optics pioneer/physicist

Birth