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 Jan
10
THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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. The geyser was discovered at a depth of over 1,000 feet, flowed at an initial... read more »
American Revolution
1776
North Carolina governor calls on Loyalists to combat rebels »
Art, Literature, and Film History
1961
Dashiell Hammett dies »
1976
"Convoy," by C.W. McCall, is the #1 song on the U.S. pop charts »
2000
AOL-Time Warner formed »
Civil War
1861
William Seward named Secretary of State »
Cold War
1989
Cuban troops begin withdrawal from Angola »
Crime
1994
Green Beret indicted for murder »
Disaster
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 »
Inventions & Science
2008
World's cheapest car debuts in India »
Presidential
1941
FDR introduces the lend-lease program »
1967
Johnson asks for more funding for Vietnam War »
Sports
1982
Dwight Clark makes The Catch »
Vietnam War
1967
Johnson asks for surcharge to pay for the war »
1972
Hubert Humphrey criticizes President Nixon »
Westward Expansion
1843
Outlaw Frank James born in Missouri »
World War I
1923
Harding orders U.S. troops home from Germany »
World War II
1941
Lend-Lease introduced into Congress »