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On This Day In History

May 10th

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 2:47pm

1503 - Christopher Columbus discovered the Cayman Islands.

1773 - The English Parliament passed the Tea Act, which taxed all tea in the U.S. colonies.

1869 - Central Pacific and Union Pacific Rail Roads meet in Promontory, UT. A golden spike was driven in at the celebration of the first transcontinental railroad in the U.S.

1924 - J. Edgar Hoover was appointed head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

1986 - Navy Lt. Commander Donnie Cochran became the first African American pilot to fly with the Blue Angels team.

2002 - Dr. Pepper announced that it would be introducing a new flavor, Red Fusion, for the first time in 117 years.


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