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Daily Archives: May 10th, 2011

VAST WASTELAND: MARKING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY

MAY 10, 2011, 3:10 PM ET Federal regulators rarely are remembered for their oratorical prowess—or for that matter, remembered at all.

Nelson Mandela

This Day in African History – Nelson Mandela Released By Alistair Boddy-Evans, About.com Guide February 11, 2010 After imprisonment for 27 years, Nelson Mandela was finally released by South Africa’s Apartheid regime on 11 February 1990. Mandela walked out of the gates of Victor Verster Prison, Paarl, and was whisked away in a silver BMW […]

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, The Endurance

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922) Shackleton was an Anglo-Irish Antarctic explorer, best known for leading the ‘Endurance’ expedition of 1914-16.

1824 National Gallery in London opened to the public, May 10

The National Gallery London ~ One Of The Best Collections Of European Art In The World

1774 Louis XVI became King of France, May 10

Louis XV was king of France from 1715 to 1774. He was nicknamed ‘the Well-Beloved’, but his failures contributed to the crisis that brought on the French Revolution. Louis was born at Versailles on 15 February 1710. At the age of five, he succeeded his great grandfather Louis XIV as king of France. The Duke […]

JOAN CRAWFORD DIES, May 10, 1977

May 10, 1977:  On this day in 1977, the legendary actress Joan Crawford dies of a heart attack in her New York City apartment. Born Lucille Fay Le Sueur (her birth year has been variously recorded as 1904 or 1908), Crawford was a nightclub dancer who broke into Broadway musicals in the Jazz Age of the 1920s. […]