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What Happened on May 10, 1869

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
1869 Highlights

About May 10, 1869

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 151 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus