Tuesday, January 10, 2017
History for January 10 - On-This-Day.com:
Ethan Allen 1738, Walter Hill 1941 - Movie director, Jim Croce 1943 - Musician
Rod Stewart 1945 - Singer, George Foreman 1949 - Boxer, Pat Benatar (Pat Andrzejewski) 1953 - Singer
1776 - "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine was published.
1870 - John D. Rockefeller incorporated Standard Oil.
1901 - Oil was discovered at the Spindletop oil field near Beaumont, TX.
1946 - The first meeting of the United Nations General Assembly took place with 51 nations represented.
1963 - The Chicago Cubs became the first baseball club to hire an athletic director. He was Robert Whitlow. (MLB)
1984 - The United States and the Vatican established full diplomatic relations for the first time in more than a century.
1994 - In Manassas, VA, Lorena Bobbitt went on trial. She had been charged with maliciously wounding her husband John. She was acquitted by reason of temporary insanity.
2003 - North Korea announced that it was withdrawing from the global nuclear arms control treaty and that it had no plans to develop nuclear weapons.