spotlight Today In History, Jan. 10: AOL Time Warner Jan 10, 2019 0 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Today is Thursday, Jan. 10.Today's Highlight in History: 1776: Thomas Paine In 1776, Thomas Paine anonymously published his influential pamphlet, "Common Sense," which argued for American independence from British rule. AP 1870: John D. Rockefeller In 1870, John D. Rockefeller incorporated Standard Oil. AP 1920: League of Nations In 1920, the League of Nations was established as the Treaty of Versailles (vehr-SY') went into effect. AP 1946: United Nations In 1946, the first General Assembly of the United Nations convened in London. AP 1967: Edward W. Brooke In 1967, Massachusetts Republican Edward W. Brooke, the first black person elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote, took his seat. AP 1967: State of the Union In 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson, in his State of the Union address, asked Congress to impose a surcharge on both corporate and individual income taxes to help pay for his "Great Society" programs as well as the war in Vietnam. AP 1994: NATO Summit In 1994, President Bill Clinton, attending a NATO summit meeting in Brussels, Belgium, announced completion of an agreement to remove all long-range nuclear missiles from the former Soviet republic of Ukraine. AP 2000: AOL Time Warner In 2000, America Online announced it was buying Time Warner for $162 billion (the merger, which proved disastrous, ended in December 2009). AP 2002: Guantanamo Bay In 2002, Marines began flying hundreds of al-Qaida prisoners in Afghanistan to a U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. AP 2009: Joe Biden Afghanistan Ten years ago: Vice President-elect Joe Biden arrived in Afghanistan, where he pledged long-term American support. AP 2009: Mideast Israel Demonstrations Ten years ago: Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in cities across Europe and in Lebanon against the Israeli offensive in Gaza. AP 2009: USS George H.W. Bush Ten years ago: The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush was commissioned with its namesake, the 41st president, and other members of the Bush family on hand for the ceremonies at Naval Station Norfolk. AP 2018: 7-Eleven Immigration One year ago: Immigration agents descended on dozens of 7-Eleven stores nationwide before dawn to check on the immigration status of employees in what officials described as the largest operation so far against an employer under Donald Trump's presidency. AP 2018: Charles Dutoit One year ago: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra said Charles Dutoit had stepped down as artistic director and principal conductor after multiple allegations of sexual assault. AP 2018: Darrell Issa One year ago: After nine terms in the House, California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa announced that he would not seek re-election. AP Tags Wire Timegoggles Sweeps Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Load comments × Post a comment as Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Post comment × Your comment has been submitted. × Report Cancel Report Abuse ×Reported ×There was a problem reporting this. × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Watch this discussion Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (0) comments Welcome to the discussion. Log In !!!CHANGES TO ONLINE COMMENTS — PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING!!! Effective immediately, all comments will display the user's FIRST AND LAST NAME rather than a screen name. Anyone with an existing account that did not provide a first and last name when registering will be required to update their profile before submitting a comment. AGAIN - YOUR ACCOUNT MUST INCLUDE A FIRST AND LAST NAME! Keep it Clean. NO obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Comments that include verbal attacks of another commenter will not be posted. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Post a comment Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Recommended View All Promotions promotion spotlight Which season are you? promotion spotlight Could you pass a U.S. civics test?