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May 10 Birthdays

John Wilkes Booth
Pronunciation: [wilks]
1838–65, American actor, the assassin of Abraham Lincoln, born near Bel Air, Md.

Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton
merchant (1850)

Fred Astaire
dancer (1899)

David O. Selznick
film producer (1902)

Milton Babbitt
composer (1916)

Bono
singer (1960)

May 10 in History

1775

Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys captured Fort Ticonderoga from the British.

1863

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson died after being accidentally shot by his own troops.

1869

The United States’ first transcontinental railroad was completed with a ceremony in Promontory Summit, Utah.

1924

J. Edgar Hoover became director of the FBI.

1940

Winston Churchill succeeded Neville Chamberlain as British prime minister.

1994

Nelson Mandela was sworn in as South Africa's first black president.

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