January 10th-This Day In History

January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 355 days remaining until the end of the year This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).

+ 1812 – The first steamboat on the Ohio River or the Mississippi River arrives in New Orleans, 82 days after departing from Pittsburgh.

+ 1870 – John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil.

+ 1901 – The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas.

+ 1962 – Apollo program: NASA announces plans to build the C-5 rocket launch vehicle, which became known as the Saturn V Moon rocket, which launched every Apollo Moon mission.

+ 1990 – Time Warner is formed by the merger of Time Inc. and Warner Communications.

( Births )

+ 1836 – Charles Ingalls, American farmer and carpenter (d. 1902)

+ 1943 – Jim Croce, American singer-songwriter (d. 1973)

+ 1945 – Rod Stewart, English singer-songwriter

+ 1949 – George Foreman, American boxer, actor, and businessman

+ 1953 – Pat Benatar, American singer-songwriter

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