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On this day... 1850: Sir Thomas Lipton, founder of Lipton's grocery chain, who went from errand boy to millionaire by the age of 30, was born in Glasgow. 1857: The Sepoy Rebellion broke out in Meerut, triggering the Indian Mutiny against British rule. 1869: The first US transcontinental railroad was completed when the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railways were joined.

1940: Neville Chamberlain resigned as prime minister and Winston Churchill formed a coalition wartime government, saying: "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."

1994: Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as the first black president of South Africa.

2002: A passenger train travelling from London to Norfolk derailed at Potters Bar railway station in Hertfordshire. Seven people died.

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:May 10, 2019
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