May 10th

May 10th is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 235 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).

 

May 10th
The original “golden spike”, on display at the Cantor Arts Museum at Stanford University

1869 – The First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern and western United States, is completed at Promontory Summit, Utah with the golden spike.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whiting Tennis – The Golden Spike

 

 

May 10th
1st Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

1924J. Edgar Hoover is appointed first Director of the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and remains so until his death in 1972.

 

 

 

 

 

Kronos Quartet – Sing Sing: J. Edgar Hoover

 

 

May 10th
Betamax Logo

1975Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder in Japan.

 

 

 

Radiohead – Videotape