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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 - John Wilkes Booth
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Library of Congress

1838: John Wilkes Booth, the Confederate sympathizer and famous stage actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., on April 14, 1865, is born in Bel Air, Md.

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