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On this day: May 10

POSTED: 02:38 PM PDT May 09, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 09, 2013 

The First Transcontinental Railroad is completed, "Rock Around the Clock" is released, The Incredible Hulk makes his debut, Wilt Chamberlain plays his last game, and Nelson Mandela is inaugurated, all on this day.

OTD May 10 - J Edgar Hoover
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Library of Congress

1924: J. Edgar Hoover is appointed the director of the Bureau of Investigation, the predecessor to the FBI. He would hold that post through the agency's transition into the FBI in March 1935 and on until his death in 1972.

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