These historical events took place on May 10th:
1775: Second Continental Congress convenes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and issues paper currency for the first time as they name George Washington Supreme Commander.
1801: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America, known as the First Barbary War which would be the first foreign war in the United States.
1865: Confederate President Jefferson Davis was captured by Union troops at Irwinsville Georgia in the United States Civil War.
1869: Golden Spike was driven, completing the first United States Transcontinental Railroad at Promontory Summit, Utah, and connecting the Central Pacific Railroad with the Union Pacific.
1872: Victoria Woodhull becomes the first woman nominated for the United States presidency by Equal Rights Party at Apollo Hall, New York City.
1877: United States President Rutherford B. Hayes has the first White House telephone installed, in the telegraph room.
2005: A hand grenade thrown by Vladimir Arutyunian lands about 65 feet from United States President George W. Bush while giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia, it malfunctions and does not detonate.
2017: United States Geological Survey releases a report saying that some glaciers in Montana have receded by 85% in the last 50 years.
2018: R. Kelly’s songs were removed from Spotify playlists after sexual abuse allegations.