On this day in history: May 10

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In 1291, Scottish nobles recognised the authority of England’s King Edward I.

In 1773, Parliament passed the Tea Act which gave the British East India Company a monopoly in America, and led to the notorious Bosto Tea party in the December.

In 1774, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette become King and Queen of France.

In 1824, the National Gallery, London, opened its doors to the public.

In 1933, the Nazi Party in Germany staged massive book burnings.

In 1940, Winston Churchill was appointed Prime Mininster of Great Britain.

In 1941, Adolf Hitler’s second in command Rudolf Hess parachuted into Scotland to try to negotiate a peace deal between the United Kingdom and Germany.

In 1962, Marvel Comics published the first issue of The Incredible Hulk.

In 1994, Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa’s first black president.