This day in history: May 10

This day in history: May 10

Each of the events below occurred on the same date in history, May 10.

1863: Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, 39, dies in Guinea Station, Virginia, eight days after being mistakenly shot by his own troops.

1899: Dancer and actor Fred Astaire is born in Omaha, Nebraska.

1908: Mother's Day is first observed at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia.

1940: Winston Churchill is appointed Prime Minister of United Kingdom following resignation of Neville Chamberlain.

1954: Bill Haley & His Comets release "Rock Around the Clock", first rock and roll record to reach #1 on Billboard charts.

1977: Actress Joan Crawford, 73, dies in New York City.

1994: Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa's first black president.

2013: Standing 1,776 feet high, One World Trade Center becomes tallest building in Western Hemisphere.

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