Voters in Burma go to the polls for the Burmese constitutional referendum, 2008 despite the widespread devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis with widespread concerns about the legitimacy of the process. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7393058.stm (BBC News)
President Bashar al-Assad states that Syria will not cooperate with a United Nations tribunal to try suspects in the suspected assassination of former Prime Minister of Lebanon Rafiq al-Hariri. //www.guardian.co.uk/syria/story/0,,2077000,00.html (The Guardian)
The nuclear submarine USS "Triton", under the command of Captain Edward L. Beach, Jr., completes the first underwater circumnavigation of the Earth codenamed Operation Sandblast.
Saturday, May 10, 1958
Interviewed in the Chave d'Ouro café, when asked about his rival António de Oliveira Salazar, Humberto Delgado utters one of the most famous comments in Portuguese political history: Obviamente, demito-o! (Obviously, I'll sack him!).
Sunday, May 10, 1953
The town of Chemnitz in East Germany becomes "Karl Marx Stadt".
Friday, May 10, 1940
Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and her government flee to London Rotterdam is subjected to savage terror bombing by the Luftwaffe 980 are killed, and 20,000 buildings destroyed.
Thirty Years' War: After a two month siege, an Imperial army under the command of Tilly storms the German city of Magdeburg and brutally sacks it, massacring over 20,000 inhabitants. Shocked by the massacre, many protestant states in the Holy Roman Empire decide to ally with Gustav Adolf of Sweden and support his ongoing invasion.
Battle of Cameirge: The Milesian Irish Septs of the O'Donnells from Donegal, the O'Neills from Armagh and the O'Dohertys of Connacht defeat the last Tuathe de Danaan Sept the MacLochlainns of Tir-owen and Inish-Owen under Domhnall MacLochlainn.