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This Day in History: May 10

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

1775: Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys, along with Col. Benedict Arnold, captured the British-held fortress at Ticonderoga, New York.

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1865: Confederate President Jefferson Davis was captured by Union forces in Irwinville, Georgia.

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

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