Today in History - January 1 (Happy New Year, VGT!)

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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.



  


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