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Saturday, January 11, 2014

January 10 - The Day in History

January 10 : General Interest
1901: Gusher signals start of U.S. oil industry

On this day in 1901, a drilling derrick at Spindletop Hill near Beaumont, Texas, produces an enormous gusher of crude oil, coating the landscape for hundreds of feet and signaling the advent of the American oil industry... read more

American Revolution
1776 : North Carolina governor calls on Loyalists to combat rebels

2008 : World's cheapest car debuts in India

Civil War
1861 : William Seward is named secretary of state

Cold War
1989 : Cuban troops begin withdrawal from Angola

1994 : Green Beret indicted for murder

1962 : Avalanche kills thousands in Peru

General Interest
1920 : League of Nations instituted
1922 : Griffith elected president of Irish Free State
1923 : U.S. troops depart Germany
1946 : First meeting of the United Nations

2000 : AOL-Time Warner formed

1961 : Dashiell Hammett dies

1976 : "Convoy," by C.W. McCall, is the #1 song on the U.S. pop charts

Old West
1843 : Outlaw Frank James born in Missouri

1941 : FDR introduces the lend-lease program
1967 : Johnson asks for more funding for Vietnam War

1982 : Dwight Clark makes The Catch

Vietnam War
1967 : Johnson asks for surcharge to pay for the war
1972 : Hubert Humphrey criticizes President Nixon

World War I
1923 : Harding orders U.S. troops home from Germany

World War II
1941 : Lend-Lease introduced into Congress


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