Today in History - January 1 (Happy New Year, VGT!)
Thursday, Dec 31 2009 by kjfitz
1934 – Alcatraz Island becomes a United States federal prison.
1909 – Drilling begins on the Lakeview Gusher.
1894 – The Manchester Ship Canal, England, is officially opened to traffic.
1845 – The Cobble Hill Tunnel in Brooklyn is completed.