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On this day: May 10

POSTED: 3:38 PM May 09 2013   UPDATED: 12:00 AM May 10 2013

The First Transcontinental Railroad is completed, "Rock Around the Clock" is released, The Incredible Hulk makes his debut, Wilt Chamberlain plays his last game, and Nelson Mandela is inaugurated, all on this day.

OTD May 10 - Tea Act
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1773: The Tea Act, designed to save the British East India Company by granting it a monopoly on the North American tea trade, receives royal approval in Britain. Colonists upset over being forced to pay duties on the company's tea organized opposition efforts that culminated in the Boston Tea Party on Dec. 16, 1773.



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