Daily Archives: May 10, 2013

Nazis stage massive public book burnings 80 years ago this hour (1933)


Video: 'Joseph Goebbels 10. Mai1933.Berliner Opernplatz'

(Wednesday, May 10, 1933, 11 p.m. local time) — The Nazis staged massive public book burnings today in Germany. Students burned upwards of 25,000 volumes of “un-German” books, presaging an era of state censorship and control of culture. Continue reading Nazis stage massive public book burnings 80 years ago this hour (1933)

Paul McCartney performs inside Rome’s Colosseum 10 years ago this hour (2003)


Video: 'Paul McCartney - Live At Coliseum, Rome, Italy - May 10, 2003 {Documentary}' ('Paul McCartney al Colosseo,' shot May 10-11, 2003, aired May 21)

(Saturday, May 10, 2003, around 10:30 p.m. Central European Summer Time) — Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney performed a benefit concert in front of 400 fans tonight inside the 2,000-year-old Colosseum in Rome, the 14th stop and 23rd performance of his Back in the World tour. Continue reading Paul McCartney performs inside Rome’s Colosseum 10 years ago this hour (2003)

Confederate General ‘Stonewall’ Jackson dies from friendly fire wounds 150 years ago this hour (1863)


Video: 'Stonewall Jackson'

(Sunday, May 10, 1863, 3:15 p.m. local time; during the¬†American Civil War) — Confederate Lt. Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, 39, died today in Fredericksburg, Virginia, of pneumonia, a complication resulting from being hit by friendly fire eight days earlier during the Battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia.