Tuesday, January 10, 2012

January 10 in History

January 10 is the 10th day of the year. There are 356 days remaining until the end of the year.
  • 1776 – Thomas Paine published Common Sense.
  • 1861 – Florida seceded from the Union.
  • 1863 – The London Underground, the world's oldest underground railway, opened between London Paddington Station and Farrigdon Station.
  • 1870 – John D. Rockefeller incorporated Standard Oil.
  • 1901 – The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas.
  • 1920 – The Treaty of Versailles took effect, officially ending World War I.
  • 1946 – The first General Assembly of the United Nations opened in London. Fifty-one nations are represented.
  • 1946 – The United States Army Signal Corps successfully conducted Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the Moon and receiving the reflected signals.
  • 1962 – NASA announced plans to build the C-5 rocket, which launched every Apollo Moon mission.
  • 1984 – The United States and the Vatican established full diplomatic relations again after 117 years.
  • 1990 – Time Warner was formed from the merger of Time, Inc. and Warner Communications, Inc.

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