This Day in History for January 10 – Texas Oil Boom Begins and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:
1920 – The League of Nations formally comes into being (More info)
1941 – Franklin Roosevelt introduces the lend-lease program to Congress, which was intended to help Britain beat back Hitler’s advance while keeping America only indirectly involved in World War II (More info)
1967 – The first African-American senator elected by popular vote, Edward Brooke of Massachusetts, takes his seat (More info)
1901 – A drilling derrick at Spindletop Hill near Beaumont, Texas produces an enormous gusher of crude oil, signaling the advent of the American oil industry (More info)
1984 – The United States and Vatican City reestablish full diplomatic relations after 117 years (More info)
It's "National Cut Your Energy Costs Day", "Peculiar People Day", and "Bittersweet Chocolate Day".