A thought for the day: in Don Juan, George Gordon Byron wrote, Adversity is the first path to truth.
In 1865, Confederate President Jefferson Davis was captured by Union troops and spent the next two years in prison.
In 1869, the golden spike was driven at Promontory, Utah, joining the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific lines to form ...
Those born on this date include:
- British statesman and scholar James Bryce in 1838
- Swiss theologian Karl Barth in 1886
- Max Steiner, who composed musical scores for movies, including Gone With The Wind and Casablanca, in ...
Today is Friday, May 10, the 130th day of 2013 with 235 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn.
On May 10th, 1497, Amerigo Vespucci left for his voyage to the New World.