Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1920 – The League of Nations formally comes into being (More info)

1941 – Franklin Roosevelt introduces the lend-lease program to Congress, which was intended to help Britain beat back Hitler’s advance while keeping America only indirectly involved in World War II (More info)

1967 – The first African-American senator elected by popular vote, Edward Brooke of Massachusetts, takes his seat (More info)

1901 – A drilling derrick at Spindletop Hill near Beaumont, Texas produces an enormous gusher of crude oil, signaling the advent of the American oil industry (More info)

1984 – The United States and Vatican City reestablish full diplomatic relations after 117 years (More info)

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