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 completed, unifying United States
Nazis ceremonially burn about 25,000 "un-German" books
China releases 211 prisoners arrested during Tiananmen Square protests
Nelson Mandela becomes South Africa's first black president
Eight climbers die on Mt. Everest during a storm