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This Day in History for May 10 – J. Edgar Hoover is Appointed to the FBI and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863 – Confederate General Stonewall Jackson dies, eight days after being accidentally shot by his own troops (More info)

1869 – The First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern and western US, is completed with the driving in of a golden spike in Promontory Summit, UT (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for May 10 – Bono, Young MC and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Bono
Age: 52
Occupation: Singer
Known For: Being the outspoken frontman for U2 and the world’s richest rock star, leading the group to 22 Grammys (more than any other rock band), being nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, and tirelessly tackling many humanitarian causes.

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This Day in History for May 9 – The Beatles Sign Their First Recording Contract and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1914 – Mother’s Day becomes a public holiday (More info)

1962 – The Beatles sign their first recording contract and hire George Martin to be their producer (More info)

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Astrid Stawiarz, Getty Images/Larry Busacca, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for May 9 – Billy Joel, Rosario Dawson and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Billy Joel
Age: 63
Occupation: Singer
Known For: Winning six Grammy Awards out of 23 Grammy nominations, well-known and timeless hits like ‘Piano Man,’ ‘Only the Good Die Young,’ ‘For the Longest Time,’ ‘She’s Always a Woman,’ and ‘You May Be Right,’ and getting kicked out of Christie Brinkley’s uptown world.

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This Day in History for May 8 – First Westminster Dog Show Opens and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1877 – The first Westminster Dog Show is held (More info)

1902 – On the Caribbean island of Martinique, Mount Pelee erupts, destroying the town of St. Pierre and killing nearly 40,000 people (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for May 8 – Enrique Iglesias, Alex Van Halen and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Alex Van Halen
Age: 59
Occupation: Rock drummer
Known For: Being one half of the brother duo who created the rock colossus that is Van Halen, winning a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance for the album ‘For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge,’ and for being an ordained minister, having performed marriage ceremonies for both his brother and former sister-in-law.

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Celebrity Birthdays for May 4 – Mike Dirnt of Green Day, Lance Bass and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Mike Dirnt
Age: 40
Occupation: Rock musician
Known For: Co-founding and playing bass for Green Day, co-writing lyrics for some of the bands songs, creating the baselines for all of the bands songs, and making the noise “dirnt dirnt dirnt” while plucking an air base in high school to earn the creative nickname “Dirnt.”

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Celebrity Birthdays for May 3 – Frankie Valli, Cheryl Burke and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Frankie Valli
Age: 78
Occupation: Singer
Known For: Being the unbelievably high-voiced frontman of The Four Seasons, scoring 29 top 40 hits with that group and then nine top 40 hits as a solo artist, making teeny-boppers fall in love with him with songs like ‘Rag Doll,’ ‘Walk Like a Man,’ ‘Sherry,’ and ‘December 1963 (Oh, What a Night),’ and for believing whole-heartedly that big girls don’t cry.

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This Day in History for May 3 – The First Spam E-mail Is Sent and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1802 – Washington, DC is granted a municipal government consisting of a mayor appointed by the president of the US, officially incorporating it as a city (More info)

1877 – Ontario, Canada’s Labatt Park, the oldest continually operating baseball grounds in the world, has its first game (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for May 2 – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Lily Allen and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Dwayne Johnson
Age: 40
Occupation: Wrestler-turned-actor
Known For: His turn as pro wrestler ‘The Rock,’ for making the leap to the big screen in films like ‘The Scorpion King,’ ‘Walking Tall’ and ‘Fast Five,’ and changing his name more times than Elizabeth Taylor.

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This Day in History for May 2 – Osama bin Laden is Killed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1939 – Lou Gehrig establishes a major-league baseball record by playing his 2,130th consecutive game (More info)

1945 – The Soviet Union announces the fall of Berlin during World War Two (More info)

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