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 - Second Continental Congress
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1775: Representatives from 12 of the 13 colonies begin the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia. The second Congress managed the colonial war effort, and moved incrementally toward independence, adopting the United States Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

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