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 - Jefferson Davis
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National Archives and Records Administration

1865: Confederate President Jefferson Davis is captured by Union troops near Irwinville, Ga. He would be indicted for treason a year later and spend two years in prison before being released on bail of $100,000. The charge was eventually dropped in February 1869.

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