1816 - Middlebury, Vermont, May 8. GREAT FIRE!
At 2 o'clock on Sunday morning last, the inhabitants of this Village were called to witness the most destructive fire with which we were ever visited. - It commenced in the kitchen of Mr. Campbell's Hotel, lately occupied, and still owned by Mr. Heart, and spread, with astonishing rapidity to the body of the house, on the one hand, and the outhouses and barns on the other, until the whole...
Albany Advertiser -
Albany, New York -
May 10, 1816
1876 May 10 - Centennial Exhibitiion - First Official World's Fair in the United States
May 10, 1876: The Centennial Exhibition opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at which Caroline Shawk Brooks displayed her sculpture of a woman's face made out of butter. The rendering, Dreaming Iolanthe, sparked a movement of serious artistic butter sculpting in America. Butter sculptures remain a popular attraction at state fairs.
The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
May 10, 1876
1905 - TORNADO AT OMAHA. THREE PERSONS ARE KILLED AND SIX ARE INJURED.
Omaha, Neb. - Three persons were killed and six injured, none fatally, by the collapse of a three-story building at Thirtieth and Grace Streets, Omaha, late Wednesday. The building was occupied by the Omaha Casket Company, and the killed and injured were with one exception employes of the concern.
The dead are JACOB KIRSCHNER, 43, assistant shipping clerk; L. MON MARTIN, a collector, aged, 22, ...
Sioux County Herald -
Orange City, Iowa -
May 10, 1905
1912 - Man Killed in Joliet.
Joliet, Ill., May 10 - Frank F. Viers, a former Ottawa business man, was killed in Joliet yesterday when he was thrown from a horse he was riding. The accident occurred on Jefferson street near Cass street. Viers' horse became frightened at a steam roller and jumped in front of a street car. Viers' skull was crushed when he was thrown from the horse.
Viers was manager of the F. A. Smith livery ...
1928 May 10 – The first regular schedule of television programming begins in Schenectady, New York by the General Electric's television station W2XB (the station is popularly known as WGY Television, after its sister radio station WGY).