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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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-carolina-governor-calls-on-loyalists-to-combat-rebels

Automotive
2008 : World's cheapest car debuts in India
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/worlds-cheapest-car-debuts-in-india

Civil War
1861 : William Seward is named secretary of state
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/william-seward-named-secretary-of-state

Cold War
1989 : Cuban troops begin withdrawal from Angola
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cuban-troops-begin-withdrawal-from-angola

Crime
1994 : Green Beret indicted for murder
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/green-beret-indicted-for-murder

Disaster
1962 : Avalanche kills thousands in Peru
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/avalanche-kills-thousands-in-peru

General Interest
1920 : League of Nations instituted
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/league-of-nations-instituted
1922 : Griffith elected president of Irish Free State
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/griffith-elected-president-of-irish-free-state
1923 : U.S. troops depart Germany
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-troops-depart-germany
1946 : First meeting of the United Nations
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-meeting-of-the-united-nations

Hollywood
2000 : AOL-Time Warner formed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/aol-time-warner-formed

Literary
1961 : Dashiell Hammett dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dashiell-hammett-dies

Music
1976 : "Convoy," by C.W. McCall, is the #1 song on the U.S. pop charts
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/quotconvoyquot-by-cw-mccall-is-the-351-song-on-the-us-pop-charts

Old West
1843 : Outlaw Frank James born in Missouri
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/outlaw-frank-james-born-in-missouri

Presidential
1941 : FDR introduces the lend-lease program
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fdr-introduces-the-lend-lease-program
1967 : Johnson asks for more funding for Vietnam War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/johnson-asks-for-more-funding-for-vietnam-war

Sports
1982 : Dwight Clark makes The Catch
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dwight-clark-makes-the-catch

Vietnam War
1967 : Johnson asks for surcharge to pay for the war
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/johnson-asks-for-surcharge-to-pay-for-the-war
1972 : Hubert Humphrey criticizes President Nixon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hubert-humphrey-criticizes-president-nixon

World War I
1923 : Harding orders U.S. troops home from Germany
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/harding-orders-us-troops-home-from-germany

World War II
1941 : Lend-Lease introduced into Congress
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lend-lease-introduced-into-congress


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