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Weather History for May 10
1990: A foot of heavy snow fell on upper Michigan
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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 1899: Fred Astaire (actor & dancer)
Born 1960: Bono (singer)
Born 1746: Gaspard Monge (mathematician)
On This Day in History
1924: J. Edgar Hoover was appointed head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
1994: Nelson Mandela sworn in as first black president of South Africa
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.