To­day in his­tory

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In 1869, a golden spike was driven in Promon­tory, Utah, mark­ing the com­ple­tion of the first transcon­ti­nen­tal rail­road in the United States.

In 1924, J. Edgar Hoover was named act­ing di­rec­tor of the Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion (later known as the Fed­eral Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion, or FBI).

In 1933, the Nazis staged mas­sive pub­lic book burn­ings in Ger­many.

In 1963, the Rolling Stones recorded their first sin­gle for Decca Records in Lon­don, cov­er­ing Chuck Berry’s “Come On” (which ended up be­ing re­done) and “I Want to Be Loved” by Wil­lie Dixon.

In 1994, Nel­son Man­dela took the oath of of­fice in Pre­to­ria to be­come South Africa’s first black pres­i­dent.

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