On this day: May 10

POSTED: 02:38 PM PDT May 09, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 09, 2016 

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 - Jayson Blair
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2003: The New York Times announces that one of its reporters, Jayson Blair, had "committed frequent acts of journalistic fraud." In an unprecedented 7,239-word story, the newspaper called the 27-year-old reporter's misdeeds "a low point in the 152-year history of the newspaper." Blair had resigned from the newspaper on May 1, 2003, in the wake of the discovery of plagiarism and fabrication in his stories.


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