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    What happened on January 10

    • January 10, 0049 "BC - Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war."

    • January 10, 0236 Saint Fabian begins his reign as a Catholic Pope.

    • January 10, 1072 "Palermo falls to Robert Guiscard and his brother Roger, who begin to conquer all of Sicily"

    • January 10, 1072 Robert Guiscard conquers Palermo.

    • January 10, 1429 Order of the Golden Fleece established in Austria-Hungary & Spain

    • January 10, 1430 Duke Philip the Good marries Isabella of Portugal

    • January 10, 1430 Order of the Guilder forms

    • January 10, 1514 "Complutensian New Testament in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek & Latin finished"

    • January 10, 1642 King Charles I & family flee London for Oxford

    • January 10, 1645 Archbishop William Laud is beheaded at the Tower of London

    • January 10, 1663 King Charles II affirms charter of Royal African Company

    • January 10, 1731 Charles Farnese becomes duke of Parma/Piacenza

    • January 10, 1776 """Common Sense"" by Thomas Paine, published"

    • January 10, 1806 "Dutch in Cape Town, South African surrender to the British"

    • January 10, 1806 Dutch settlers in Cape Town surrender to the British.

    • January 10, 1808 Herman Daendels succeeds A Wiese as Governor-General of Netherlands Indies

    • January 10, 1810 French church annuls marriage of Napoleon I & Jos‚phine

    • January 10, 1810 The marriage of Napoleon and Josephine is annulled.

    • January 10, 1811 Louisiana slaves rebel in 2 parishes

    • January 10, 1811 Norwester David Thompson 1770-1857 crosses the height of land of the Rocky Mountains on the Athabasca Pass

    • January 10, 1815 British Government bans Americans from settling in Canada

    • January 10, 1817 Miles Macdonnell recaptures Fort Douglas from Metis; occupies the Fort for Lord Selkirk

    • January 10, 1839 Tea from India first arrives in UK

    • January 10, 1840 Penny Post mail system started

    • January 10, 1840 UK hist Uniform Penny Postage introduced nationally

    • January 10, 1845 Poets Elizabeth Barrett & Robert Browning begin corresponding

    • January 10, 1847 American naval forces occupy Los Angeles.

    • January 10, 1850 Robert McClure & Richard Collinson set sail in the Enterprise and Investigator to start search for lost Franklin expedition

    • January 10, 1861 American Civil War: Florida secedes from the Union.

    • January 10, 1861 "Colonel Moody names Lulu Island (near Vancouver) for Lulu Sweet, an American actress appearing in theatrical performances for the Royal Engineers"

    • January 10, 1861 Florida becomes 3rd state to secede from US

    • January 10, 1861 Fort Jackson & Fort Philip are taken over by Los Angeles state troops

    • January 10, 1861 US forts & property seized by Mississippi

    • January 10, 1862 Battle of Big Sandy River KY (Middle Creek)

    • January 10, 1862 The inventor of the Revolver Samuel Colt dies.

    • January 10, 1863 General McClernand's Union troops surround Fort Hindman AR

    • January 10, 1863 January-uprising begins in Poland

    • January 10, 1863 The first underground railway opens in London

    • January 10, 1863 "The London Underground, the world's oldest underground railway, opens between London Paddington station and Farringdon station."

    • January 10, 1863 "UK hist First section of the London Underground Railway opens, between Paddington and Farringdon Street"

    • January 10, 1870 Georgia legislature reconvenes

    • January 10, 1870 John D Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil

    • January 10, 1870 John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil.

    • January 10, 1870 Standard Oil is incorporated by brothers John D. and William Rockefeller.

    • January 10, 1878 US Senate proposes female suffrage

    • January 10, 1883 "Fire at uninsured Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee WI kills 71; General Tom Thumb of P T Barnum fame, escapes unhurt"

    • January 10, 1889 The Ivory Coast becomes a French protectorate

    • January 10, 1899 Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity was founded.

    • January 10, 1900 Lord Roberts & Lord Kitchener reach Capetown

    • January 10, 1901 "Oil discovered at Spindletop claim near Beaumont, Texas"

    • January 10, 1901 "The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas."

    • January 10, 1911 Honduras signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified)

    • January 10, 1911 "The first photo in US taken from an airplane, San Diego"

    • January 10, 1911 "Trumper scored double cricket ton vs South Africa, goes on to get 214"

    • January 10, 1912 Caillaux government in France resigns

    • January 10, 1912 "World's first flying boat's maiden flight, (Glenn Curtiss in NY)"

    • January 10, 1914 "First edition of Hague's Post under SF van Oss, published"

    • January 10, 1916 Russian offensive in Kaukasus

    • January 10, 1917 Navy places first production order for aerial photographic equipment.

    • January 10, 1920 "Canada becomes a founding member of the League of Nations on the day the Treaty of Versailles, ending the First World War, takes effect"

    • January 10, 1920 "League of Nations' first meeting, Treaty of Versailles in effect"

    • January 10, 1920 Silver reaches record $1.37 an ounce

    • January 10, 1922 Arthur Griffith is elected President of the Irish Free State.

    • January 10, 1923 Last US troops leave Rhineland (Germany)

    • January 10, 1923 Lithuania seizes & annexes country of Memel

    • January 10, 1925 France-Saarland forms

    • January 10, 1925 "Miriam (Ma) Ferguson sworn in as Texas Governor, nation's 2nd woman governor"

    • January 10, 1927 Fritz Lang's Metropolis premieres

    • January 10, 1927 The film Metropolis by Fritz Lang premieres.

    • January 10, 1928 Soviet Union orders exile of Leon Trotsky

    • January 10, 1929 "Tintin, a comic book character created by Herg, makes his debut. He went on to be published in over 200 million comic books in 40 languages."

    • January 10, 1930 Maurice Allom takes Test hat-trick England vs New Zealand Christchurch

    • January 10, 1930 Mordovian Autonomous Region in RSFSR constituted

    • January 10, 1932 """Mickey Mouse"" & ""Silly Symphony"" comics syndicated"

    • January 10, 1932 """Pete the Tramp"" cartoon strip by C D Russell debuts"

    • January 10, 1934 "VP-10F flies first non-stop formation flight from San Francisco to Pearl Harbor, arriving 11 Jan."

    • January 10, 1935 Actress Mary Pickford marries actor Douglas Fairbanks

    • January 10, 1938 Eduard van Beinum becomes world's first conductor at Concert Hall

    • January 10, 1939 Bradman hits 186 South Africa vs Queensland before Christ catches him at short-leg

    • January 10, 1940 First convoy carrying units of the Second Australian Imperial Force (AIF) sails for the Middle East

    • January 10, 1941 "Joseph Kesselring's ""Arsenic & Old Lace,"" premieres in New York City NY"

    • January 10, 1941 Lend-Lease is introduced into the US Congress.

    • January 10, 1941 Seyss-Inquart begins registration of Jews

    • January 10, 1942 Elizabeth Monk and Suzanne Filion admitted to the Quebec Bar Quebec's first female lawyers

    • January 10, 1942 "Japan invades North-Celebes, Dutch East Indies"

    • January 10, 1943 Russian offensive against German 6th/4th Armies near Stalingrad

    • January 10, 1943 "The first US President to visit a foreign country in wartime-FDR leaves for Casablanca, Morocco"

    • January 10, 1945 Los Angeles Railway (with 5 streetcar lines) forced to close

    • January 10, 1946 The first General Assembly of the United Nations convenes in London.

    • January 10, 1946 "US Army establishes first radar contact with Moon, Belmar NJ"

    • January 10, 1947 British stop ships Independence & In-Gathering from landing in Israel

    • January 10, 1947 "Greek steamer ""Himara"" strikes a wartime mine in Saronic Gulf south of Athens with loss of 392 of 637 aboard"

    • January 10, 1949 "First Jewish family show ""The Goldbergs"" premieres on CBS"

    • January 10, 1949 RCA introduces 45 RPM record

    • January 10, 1951 UN headquarters opens in Manhattan NY

    • January 10, 1957 "Harold Macmillan becomes prime minister of Britain, after the resignation of Anthony Eden."

    • January 10, 1958 "Jerry Lee Lewis' ""Great Balls of Fire"" reaches #1 on the country and r&b charts, #2 on the pop chart"

    • January 10, 1962 "4,000 die in avalanche, Ranrahirca, Per£"

    • January 10, 1962 "Apollo Project: NASA announces plans to build the C-5 rocket booster. It became better known as the Saturn V moon rocket, which launched every Apollo moon mission."

    • January 10, 1962 "Eruptions on Mount Huascaran in Peru destroy 7 villages & kill 3,500"

    • January 10, 1964 Battles between moslems & hindus in Calcutta

    • January 10, 1964 Panama severs diplomatic relations with US

    • January 10, 1964 "US version of ""That Was The Week That Was,"" premieres"

    • January 10, 1966 India & Pakistan sign peace accord

    • January 10, 1966 Julian Bond denied seat in Georgia legislature for opposing Vietnam War

    • January 10, 1967 Dutch Princess Margret marries Pieter van Vollenhoven

    • January 10, 1967 Lester Maddox inaugurated as Governor of Georgia

    • January 10, 1967 PBS (the National Educational TV) begins as a 70 station network

    • January 10, 1968 US Surveyor 7 lands near lunar crater Tycho

    • January 10, 1969 Pirate Radio Station Free Derby begins operation by Northern Ireland

    • January 10, 1969 Sweden (1st Western country) recognizes North Vietnam

    • January 10, 1969 USSR's Venera 6 launched for parachute landing on Venus

    • January 10, 1972 "Sheik Mujib ur-Rahman arrives in Dacca, East-Pakistan"

    • January 10, 1972 "Triple album set ""Concert for Bangladesh"" released in UK"

    • January 10, 1973 "Gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die"

    • January 10, 1977 "Canada expels four Cubans, two of them diplomats, after RCMP spy investigation"

    • January 10, 1978 Soyuz 27 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station

    • January 10, 1978 The USSR sends two cosmonauts into orbit to rendezvous with the Salyut Six space laboratory.

    • January 10, 1979 Entertainer of the Year Awards

    • January 10, 1980 "Former AFL-CIO president George Meany dies in Washington, DC at age 85."

    • January 10, 1980 "Last broadcast of ""Rockford Files"" on NBC"

    • January 10, 1981 "El Salvador guerrilla group FMLN opens ""general offensive"""

    • January 10, 1981 Number one hit on UK music charts - John Lennon - Imagine

    • January 10, 1982 -17§F (27.2§C) in Braemar Grampian (equals UK record)

    • January 10, 1982 The Catch - Dwight Clark of the San Francisco 49ers makes a leaping catch from Joe Montana with 58 seconds to play to defeat the Dallas Cowboys 28-27 in the NFC Championship Game at Candlestick Park.

    • January 10, 1983 "In Los Angeles, the Fraggle Rock children's show debuts on HBO; partly produced in Toronto by Jim Henson"

    • January 10, 1984 Argentine ex-president/General Bignone arrested

    • January 10, 1984 "Bulgarian Tupolev 134 crashes at Sofia airport in Bulgaria, 50 die"

    • January 10, 1984 "Clara Peller first asks, ""Where's the Beef?"""

    • January 10, 1984 The U.S. and the Vatican establish diplomatic relations for the first time since 1867.

    • January 10, 1984 The US and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations after 117 years.

    • January 10, 1984 US establishes full diplomatic relations with Vatican after 117 years

    • January 10, 1985 Daniel Ortega Saavedra inaugurated as President of Nicaragua

    • January 10, 1986 Palau signs Compact of Free Association with US

    • January 10, 1989 Cuban troops begin withdrawing from Angola.

    • January 10, 1990 China lifts martial law (imposed after Tiananmen Square massacre)

    • January 10, 1990 NCAA approves random drug testing for college football players

    • January 10, 1990 "Time Inc. aquired Warner Communications for the tidy little sum of $14.1 billion. Thus began Time Warner, one of the world?s largest media and entertainment conglomerates."

    • January 10, 1990 Time Warner is formed from the merger of Time Inc. and Warner Communications Inc.

    • January 10, 1991 Japan ends routine fingerprinting of all adult ethnic Koreans

    • January 10, 1991 US Congress begins debate on Persian Gulf crisis

    • January 10, 1992 "29,000 bath toys owned by the American company First Days Inc. are washed overboard in the Pacific Ocean."

    • January 10, 1992 8th Soap Opera Digest Awards

    • January 10, 1994 "Trial of Lorena Bobbitt who cut off her husband's penis, begins"

    • January 10, 1994 Ukraine says it will give up world's 3rd largest nuclear arsenal

    • January 10, 1994 Uzbekistan & Kazakhstan agrees to abolish trade tariffs

    • January 10, 1995 """Late Late Show"" with Tom Snyder premieres on CBS at 12 30 AM"

    • January 10, 1995 The World Youth Day was held in the Philippines.

    • January 10, 1996 Israel frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners

    • January 10, 1997 "4,000th episode of ""Entertainment Tonight"""

    • January 10, 1997 Dow Corning provides $295 billion to settle breast implant suits

    • January 10, 1997 "Italy's new 1,000 lire coin shows divided Germany on map"

    • January 10, 1997 Right-winger Arnoldo Aleman sworn in as President of Nicaragua

    • January 10, 1999 A large piece of the chalk cliff at Beachy Head collapses into the sea.

    • January 10, 1999 The HBO television series The Sopranos first aires.

    • January 10, 2000 "America Online announces an agreement to buy Time Warner for $162 billion, the largest corporate merger in history."

    • January 10, 2001 Wikipedia starts as part of Nupedia. It becomes a separate site five days later.

    • January 10, 2005 "A mudslide occurs in La Conchita, CA, killing 10 people, injuring many more and closing the Highway 101, the main coastal corridor between San Francisco and Los Angeles, for 10 days."

    • January 10, 2005 Eyre Peninsula Bushfire in South Australia kills nine and injures 113.

    • January 10, 2008 "Important Islamic date - Islamic New Year January 10, 2008 (1429 A.H.)"







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