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 - Paul Cezanne
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1999: The Paul Cézanne painting "Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier," also known as "Still Life With Curtain, Pitcher and Bowl of Fruit," sells at auction for $60.5 million. It is considered the most expensive still life ever sold at an auction.


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