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 - Betamax
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1975: Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder in Japan. With the introduction of the VHS videotape format in 1976, the two formats were pitted against each other in a fierce format war, with VHS eventually coming out on top in most markets.

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