Today In History October 10

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Today In History October 10

The past is all that ever happened to anyone anywhere. There is excessive history to remember all of it. So how do we make choices about what is worth remembering? Significant events include those that resulted in great change over long periods for large numbers of people. So let’s discover what great historical events took place on October 10.

1922: Mexico Oil Supplies

America has long been the world’s largest source of oil, but many claim the oil reserves will be exhausted in America in 25 years. While oil reserves in Mexico could well be bigger and last longer with current estimates at 40 years of reserves and it was claimed they have the largest oil reserves in the world. American oil firms continue to partner with the Mexican government to grow these new oil fields, but British and French oil companies are facing tough competition.

1957: World’s First Nuclear Accident Windscale

Part of the radioactive core at pile 1 at Windscale Nuclear Plant in West Cumbria used to make weapons-grade plutonium was on fire and as there had never been a similar experience it was the best guess. As to how to distinguish the fire, but a combination of water pumped into the reactor and turning off the air supply to the reactor worked. The mixture of lack of oxygen and water gallons rendered the trick, and gradually the fire was disbanded. The fire caused the release of substantial amounts of radioactive contamination into the surrounding area and the event, known as the Windscale fire, was the world’s worst reactor accident until the Three Mile Island accident in 1979.

1973: Middle East Arab Israeli War

On the fifth day of the Arab War – Israel’s war on the Arab side has entered Iraq. The U.S. is now purchased to fight assistance to Israel because its Arab troops are in the lead with missiles that can fire Israeli aircraft out. America knows he needs to walk closely as though the Soviet Union could join the Arab side, which then could turn into a world war.

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