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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 - Jim Abrahams
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1944: Film director Jim Abrahams (left), who directed the movies "Airplane!," "Top Secret" and "Ruthless People" with the brother team of Jerry (center) and David Zucker (right), is born in Shorewood, Wis. Abrahams also served as a writer and producer for all three "Naked Gun" movies and went on to direct the movies "Big Business," "Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael," "Hot Shots!" and "Hot Shots! Part Deux" on his own.

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