MAY 10: The Daily Flashback
Photograph of Donovan by Tim Raab
1775: Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold led an attack on the British Fort Ticonderoga and captured it from the British.
1872: Victoria Woodhull became the first woman nominated for the U.S. presidency.
1928: WGY-TV in Schenectady began regular television programming.
1962: Marvel Comics published the first issue of “The Incredible Hulk.”
1963: The Rolling Stones had their first recording session in London, where they recorded their first single, a cover of Chuck Berry’s “Come On.”
1964: Dusty Springfield made her U.S. television debut on the “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
1969: At the request of Tricia Nixon, The Turtles and The Temptations played the White House. Mark Volman fell off the stage five times.
1974: Led Zeppelin launched their own record label, Swan Song, with lavish parties in London and Los Angeles.
1985: The Go-Go’s announced their break-up.
1986: Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee and Heather Locklear were married.
1991: The Geto Boys’ Bushwick Bill lost his right eye after being shot by his girlfriend.
1994: Nelson Mandela was sworn in as South Africa’s first black president.
2003: Steven Tyler was given an honorary doctorate degree in music by the Berklee College of Music.
2005: British soul singer Seal married model Heidi Klum.
1894: Dimitri Tiomkin
1899: Fred Astaire
1909: Maybelle Carter
1935: Larry Williams
1938: Maxim Shostakovich
1940: Arthur Alexander
1942: Ingram Douglas Marshall
1944: Jackie Lomax
1952: Sly Dunbar
1957: Sid Vicious
1989: Woody Shaw
1992: Sylvia Syms
1999: Shel Silverstein