Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for May 10, 2021:

19th calendar week, 130th day of the year

235 days until the end of the year


Star sign Taurus

Name day: Gordian, Juan



2019 - The US driver service provider Uber goes public in New York.

However, investor interest has lagged behind expectations.

The proceeds are around 8.1 billion dollars (7.2 billion euros).

2011 - According to a ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg, gays and lesbians who live in a registered partnership have the same pension rights as men and women in a marriage.

2001 - 56 years after the end of Nazi rule, the Jewish community in Germany resumes the training of rabbis.

At a ceremony in Heidelberg, the Ignatz Bubis Chair is officially established for the basic training of prospective rabbis at the College for Jewish Studies


1996 - The SPD opens its new party headquarters in Berlin, the Willy Brandt House.

1991 - During a visit to Halle / Saale, Chancellor Helmut Kohl is pelted with tomatoes, eggs and bags of paint.

1981 - In the French presidential election, François Mitterrand prevails against incumbent Valéry Giscard d'Estaing in the second ballot and is elected France's first socialist president after the Second World War.

1941 - Adolf Hitler's deputy in the NSDAP, Rudolf Hess, flies to Scotland and parachutes, supposedly to hold peace talks.

He is interned as a prisoner of war.

1906 - Tsar Nicholas II opens the State Duma, the first Russian parliament, in St. Petersburg.

1871 - Reich Chancellor Otto von Bismarck and the French Foreign Minister Jules Favre sign the "Peace of Frankfurt am Main".

This ended the Franco-German War.



1971 - Katja Woywood (50), German actress ("Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei")

1951 - Petra Hammesfahr (70), German writer (numerous crime bestsellers) and screenwriter

1946 - Donovan (75), British folk singer and songwriter ("Catch The Wind", "Mellow Yellow", "Colors")

1931 - Ettore Scola, Italian film director (“The family”, “What time is it”), died 2016

1886 - Karl Barth, Swiss Protestant theologian ("Church Dogmatics"), d. 1968


2006 - Alexander Zinoviev, Russian writer and philosopher (“Yawning Heights”), born in 1922

1977 - Joan Crawford, American actress (“People in the Hotel”), born in 1908

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