Taking a look back on a few events that has taken place on May 10th in previous years.
1969 – Apollo 10 transmit 1st color pictures of Earth from space. The Apollo 10 mission encompassed all aspects of an actual crewed lunar landing, except the landing. It was the first flight of a complete, crewed Apollo spacecraft to operate around the moon.
1973 – Bruce Lee collapsed in Golden Harvest studios in Hong Kong while doing dubbing work for the movie Enter the Dragon. Suffering from seizures and headaches, he was immediately rushed to Hong Kong Baptist Hospital where doctors diagnosed cerebral edema. These same symptoms occurred again on the day of his death on July 20, 1973.
1986 – “Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco hits number one in the United Kingdom, becoming the first single by an Austrian act to achieve this distinction.
1994 – Nelson Mandela becomes South Africa’s first black president after more than three centuries of white rule.
2003 – this day ended most prolific continuous period of tornado outbreaks in American history. 401 tornadoes were reported in 19 states and 1 Canadian province, 1,587 reports of large hail and 740 reports of wind damage.