This day in history – The transcontinental railroad in the US is completed in Utah

I get an email from the New York Times each day with some top news stories, and also an “On this day” section. For today (Saturday, May 10, 2014), is has the following: On May 10, 1869, a golden spike was driven at Promontory, Utah, marking the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the […]

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