To­day in his­tory

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To­day is Thurs­day, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2019 and the 21st day of win­ter.

To­day’s High­lights in His­tory: In 1776, Thomas Paine pub­lished his pro-in­de­pen­dence pam­phlet “Com­mon Sense,” which quickly sold some 100,000 copies.

In 1863, the Lon­don Un­der­ground sub­way be­gan op­er­a­tions.

In 1901, the Spindle­top oil field was dis­cov­ered in Beau­mont, Texas, lead­ing to the Texas Oil Boom.

In 2003, North Ko­rea with­drew from the multi­na­tion treaty bar­ring it from de­vel­op­ing a nu­clear weapons pro­gram.

To­day’s Fact: The 29 oil re­finer­ies in the state of Texas can process more than 5.7 mil­lion bar­rels of crude oil per day, ac­count­ing for more than new-quar­ter of the to­tal U.S. re­fin­ing ca­pac­ity.

To­day’s Sports: In 1982, Dwight Clark caught a Joe Mon­tana pass for a touch­down with 51 sec­onds left on the clock, se­cur­ing a 28-27 San Fran­cisco 49ers vic­tory over the Dal­las Cow­boys in the NFC cham­pi­onship game.

To­day’s Quote: “The past is a source of knowl­edge, and the fu­ture is a source of hope. Love of the past im­plies faith in the fu­ture.”

— Stephen E. Am­brose

To­day’s Num­ber: 8.85 mil­lion — es­ti­mated pop­u­la­tion of Lon­don, Eng­land, in 2018.

To­day’s Moon: Be­tween new moon (Jan. 5) and first quar­ter moon (Jan. 13).

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