This Day In History: 01/10/1901 - Start of US Oil Industry - HISTORY

This Day In History: 01/10/1901 - Start of US Oil Industry

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Thomas Paine's pamphlet, Common Sense is published, the first subway is opened, the U.S. oil industry begins with the gusher at Spindletop Hill and the largest corporate buyout are all outlined in This Day in History. The day is January 10. It took nine days to get the gusher under control and it tripled U.S. oil production.

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