What Happened on May 10, 1869

Historical Events

The Golden Spike

Golden Spike driven, completing the 1st US Transcontinental Railroad at Promontory Summit, Utah and connecting the Central Pacific Railroad with the Union Pacific

Famous Deaths

  • Wilhelm Bernhard Molique, German composer and violonist, dies at 66
1869 Highlights

About May 10, 1869

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 153 years, 8 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus