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Weather History for May 10
1966: Bloomington-Normal and Aurora, Illinois, established a state record for the month of May with morning lows of 21 degrees F
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Birthday Lore for May 10
You are persistent, mentally alert, and levelheaded, and never let failure or adversity deter your effort or lessen your spirit. You are courteous, diplomatic, and gracious, never showing your true feelings unless they are pleasant.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1755: Robert Gray (sailor)
Born 1746: Gaspard Monge (mathematician)
Born 1960: Bono (singer)
On This Day in History
1876: The Centennial Exhibition opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at which Caroline Shawk Brooks displayed her sculpture of a woman's face made out of butter. The rendering, Dreaming Iolanthe, sparked a movement of serious artistic butter sculpting in America. Butter sculptures remain a popular attraction at state fairs
1503: Christopher Columbus discovered the Cayman Islands and named them Las Tortugas after the numerous sea turtles there
2002: FBI agent Robert Hanssen was given a life sentence without the possibility of parole for selling American secrets to Moscow
Signs of the Zodiac
TAURUS (April 21-May 20)
The Bull. Ruling planet: Venus. Element: Earth. Quality: Practical. Ability: Persistence.You are the most grounded members of the zodiac. Able to see the practical side of matters, you can be counted upon not only to do the job right, but to do it thoroughly as well. While it may sometimes take you a while to gain momentum, your gift is the determination and persistence that carries you along once you have begun. You have staying power.