May 10 in History: South Africa's first black president, Nazi crimes, and more

 | Updated: May 10, 2021, 10:55 AM IST

From South Africa's first black president to the completion of the transcontinental railroad in the United States, our Today in History section brings all the significant events from the past. 

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Transcontinental railroad in US

Transcontinental railroad completed, unifying United States


Nazi crimes

Nazis ceremonially burn about 25,000 "un-German" books


Tiananmen Square protests

China releases 211 prisoners arrested during Tiananmen Square protests


Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela becomes South Africa's first black president


Mount Everest climbers death

Eight climbers die on Mt. Everest during a storm