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

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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1869

Transcontinental railroad completed, unifying United States

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1933

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

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1990

China releases 211 prisoners arrested during Tiananmen Square protests
 

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1994

Nelson Mandela becomes South Africa's first black president

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1996

Eight climbers die on Mt. Everest during a storm

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