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 - Mark David Chapman
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1955: Mark David Chapman, who murdered John Lennon in December 1980, is born in Fort Worth, Texas. After initially putting forward an insanity defense, Chapman would eventually plead guilty to killing Lennon and be sentenced to 20 years to life in prison. He's seen here in a 2011 mugshot.


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