On This Day

What Happened on May 10, 1869

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


USAThe 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
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The 1st Transcontinental Railroad is finished at last!
The 1st Transcontinental Railroad is finished at last!

Famous Deaths

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