Today in History (May 10)

Today is Tuesday, May 10, the 130th day of 2022. This is today in history.

Local news

  • In 2019, Joseph Eagle and a 15-year-old girl who was missing out of colorado were arrested in Joplin after the girl tried to grab an officer’s firearm.
  • In 2020, Families drove through the parking lot of a nursing home in Fort Scott to honk and wave at loved ones. This no-contact parade ensured the safety of those in assisted living during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • In 2021, Joplin City leaders proposed additions to the city’s downtown area, while others expressed ongoing concerns over parking.

World news

  • In 1775, Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys, along with Col. Benedict Arnold, captured the British-held fortress at Ticonderoga, New York.
  • In 1869, a golden spike was driven in Promontory, Utah, marking the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States.
  • In 1933, the Nazis staged massive public book burnings in Germany.


  • In 1975, Human Kindness Day was celebrated in Washington with a concert by Stevie Wonder in front of the Washington Monument. About 125,000 people attended.
  • In 1977, actor Joan Crawford died in New York.
  • In 1983, Metallica began recording its first album in Rochester, New York.


  • In 1865, Confederate President Jefferson Davis was captured by Union forces in Irwinville, Georgia.
  • In 1924, J. Edgar Hoover was named acting director of the Bureau of Investigation (later known as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or FBI).
  • In 2013, the Internal Revenue Service apologized for what it acknowledged was “inappropriate” targeting of conservative political groups during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status.


Author Barbara Taylor Bradford is 89. R&B singer Henry Fambrough (The Spinners) is 84. Actor David Clennon is 79. Writer-producer-director Jim Abrahams is 78. Singer Donovan is 76. Singer-songwriter Graham Gouldman (10cc) is 76. Singer Dave Mason is 76. Actor Mike Hagerty is 68. Sports anchor Chris Berman is 67. Actor Bruce Penhall is 65. Former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., is 64. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., is 63. Actor Victoria Rowell is 63. Rock singer Bono (BAH’-noh) (U2) is 62. Former Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., is 62. Rock musician Danny Carey (Tool) is 61. Actor Darryl M. Bell is 59. Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks is 59. Model Linda Evangelista is 57. Rapper Young MC is 55. Actor Erik Palladino is 54. Rock singer Richard Patrick (Filter) is 54. Actor Lenny Venito is 53. Actor Dallas Roberts is 52. Actor Leslie Stefanson is 51. Actor-singer Todd Lowe is 50. Actor Andrea Anders is 47. Race car driver Helio Castroneves is 47. Rock musician Jesse Vest is 45. Actor Kenan Thompson is 44. Rhythm-and-blues singer Jason Dalyrimple (Soul For Real) is 42. Actor Odette Annable is 37. Actor Lindsey Shaw is 33. Actor Lauren Potter is 32. Olympic gold medal swimmer Missy Franklin is 27.

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