Today in History for 10th May 2022

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Historical Events

1267 – Vienna’s church orders all Jews to wear a distinctive garb
1643 – Essex County, Massachusetts is founded, which contains the town of Salem in which the notorious witch-trials will occur in 1692
1893 – 19th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Kunze aboard Lookout wins in 2:39.25
1906 – Russian Duma (Parliament) meets for 1st time
1969 – US troops begin attack on Hill 937 (“Hamburger Hill”), Vietnam
2003 – The May 2003 tornado outbreak sequence takes place.

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Famous Birthdays

1911 – Alexander Goode, American US Navy chaplain and rabbi (The Four Chaplains), born in Brooklyn, NYC (d. 1943)
1923 – Herb Carneal, American sports broadcaster (Minnesota Twins 1962-2006; Ford C. Frick Award 1996), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2007)
1943 – Andrzej Badeński, Polish athlete (400 metres) (d. 2008)
1944 – Jackie Lomax, English singer-songwriter (Is This What You Want), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2013)
1958 – Ellen Ochoa, PhD/Astronaut (STS 56, 66), born in Los Angeles, California
1968 – Al Murray, British comedian

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Famous Deaths

1290 – Duke Rudolph II of Austria (b. 1271)
1950 – Belle da Costa Greene, American librarian, bibliographer and archivist, dies at 66
1974 – Hal Mohr [Harold Leon Mohr], American Cinematographer and husband of Evelyn Venable (Captain Blood), dies at 74
2000 – Dédé Fortin, Quebec singer and songwriter (Les Colocs) (b. 1962)
2003 – Milan Vukcevich, Yugoslavian chemist and a grandmaster of chess problem composition, dies at 66
2017 – Geoffrey Bayldon, British stage and screen actor (Catweazle; Worzel Gummidge – “Crowman”), dies at 93

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