On this day

Robert Hanssen behind bars in ADX Florence. He was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of being released for selling US secrets to Russia for $1.4 million in cash and diamonds. Image: Wikimedia Commons

On This Day: What happened on 10 May?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.

On this day

Robert Hanssen behind bars in ADX Florence. He was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of being released for selling US secrets to Russia for $1.4 million in cash and diamonds. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 10 May, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 10 MAY

2012 | The Damascus attack was carried out using a pair of car bombs by suicide bombers outside a military intelligence base in Damascus, Syria, killing at least 55 people and wounding 400 others.

2002 | FBI agent Robert Hanssen was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of being released for selling US secrets to Russia for $1.4 million in cash and diamonds.

1997 | The 7.3 Mw Qayen earthquake struck Iran’s Khorasan Province, 1 567 were killed, over 2 300 injured, leaving 50 000 homeless, and damaging or destroying over 15 000 homes.

1993 | In Thailand, a fire at the Kader Toy Factory killed 156 workers.

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BIRTHDAYS

1955 | American murderer, Mark David Chapman.

1996 | Czech tennis player, Kateſina Siniaková.

1928 | Estonian agronomist and politician, third President of Estonia, Arnold Rüütel.

1977 | Russian trumpet player, Sergei Nakariakov.

1975 | Canadian-American ice hockey player, Adam Deadmarsh.

1973 | Australian journalist, and television host, Leigh Sales.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

1960 | Russian author, poet, and playwright, Yury Olesha, 61.

1493 | First Earl of Argyll, Scottish politician, Lord Chancellor of Scotland, Colin Campbell, 60.

2010 | American illustrator and painter, Frank Frazetta, 82.

2002 | Indian poet, and songwriter, Kaifi Azmi, 83.

2015 | American sculptor, illustrator, and academic, Chris Burden, 69.

SPORTS

Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo rescued a point for Manchester United to deny Chelsea a first league win at Old Trafford since 2013. Photo: AFP

2005 | On this day, Manchester United were defeated by Chelsea at Old Trafford. 1-3 was the final result after 90 minutes.

ENTERTAINMENT

 2013 | Michael Urie directed the American comedy film “He’s Way More Famous Than You” which released on this day in the United States. 

AFRICA FACT

The Chute de La Lobé also named the Lobé Waterfalls in Cameroon is among the three waterfalls that flow directly into the sea.