On This Day

What Happened on January 10, 1901

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Oil discovered at Spindletop, Beaumont, marking the start of the Texas oil boom (gusher age)

Famous Birthdays

  • Pauline Starke, American actress (Dante's Inferno, Dance Magic), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1977)

Famous Deaths

  • Sir James Dickson, Premier of Queensland, Australian Minister for Defence (b. 1832)