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On This Day: May 10th

This is 130th day of the year and 235 days remain in the year.

in history
1775
Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys captured Fort Ticonderoga from the British.
1863
Confederate General Stonewall Jackson died after being accidentally shot by his own troops.
1869
The United States’ first transcontinental railroad was completed with a ceremony in Promontory Summit, Utah.
1924
J. Edgar Hoover became director of the FBI.
1940
Winston Churchill succeeded Neville Chamberlain as British prime minister.
1994

Nelson Mandela was sworn in as South Africa's first black president.

May 10 BirthdaysJohn Wilkes BoothPronunciation: [wilks]
1838–65, American actor, the assassin of Abraham Lincoln, born near Bel Air, Md.
Fred Astairedancer
Milton Babbittcomposer
Bonosinger
Sir Thomas Johnstone Liptonmerchant
David O. Selznickfilm producer



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