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H.Con.Res. 402 (110th): Recognizing the historical significance of the discovery of oil and the birth of the petroleum and natural gas industries on the banks of Oil Creek, Venango County, near Titusville, Pennsylvania on August 27, 1859, and designating the year 2009 as the “Sesquicentennial of Oil”.

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7/31/2008--Introduced. Recognizes the significance of the discovery of oil in Pennsylvania in 1859 and requests the President to issue a proclamation recognizing the "Sesquicentennial of Oil" and the accomplishments of the petroleum and natural gas industries.