spotlight Today in history: May 10 May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022 0 Legendary car designer Carroll Shelby, 89, died in Dallas. 1818: Paul Revere In 1818, American patriot Paul Revere, 83, died in Boston. AP 1924: J. Edgar Hoover In 1924, J. Edgar Hoover was named acting director of the Bureau of Investigation (later known as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or FBI). AP 1940: Neville Chamberlain On May 10, 1940, during World War II, German forces began invading the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium and France. The same day, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain resigned, and Winston Churchill formed a new government. Len Puttnam 1994: John Wayne Gacy The state of Illinois executed serial killer John Wayne Gacy, 52, for the murders of 33 young men and boys. ASSOCIATED PRESS 2012: Carroll Shelby Legendary car designer Carroll Shelby, 89, died in Dallas. Nick Ut 2014: Michael Sam In 2014, Michael Sam was picked by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the NFL draft, becoming the first openly gay player drafted by a pro football team. (Sam retired after an unsuccessful stint with the Rams and the Dallas Cowboys.) Darron Cummings 0 Comments Tags Dcc Wire Timegoggles Birthday Celebrity Today's Birthdays Today-in-history Related to this collection National Russia pounds key Ukraine port; ex-jail officer dead after manhunt; Warhol's 'Marilyn' nabs $195M May 10, 2022 Things to know today: Russia pounding vital Ukraine port of Odesa; Alabama inmate captured, ex-jail officer dead; Warhol's 'Marilyn' nabs $195 million.