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January 10 Historical Events

The following events took place on January 10. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 41 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 49 BC
    Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war.
  • 9
    The Western Han dynasty ends when Wang Mang claims that the divine Mandate of Heaven called for the end of the dynasty and the beginning of his own, the Xin dynasty.
  • 69
    Lucius Calpurnius Piso Licinianus is appointed by Galba as deputy Roman Emperor.
  • 236
    Pope Fabian succeeds Anterus to become the twentieth pope of Rome.
  • 1072
    Robert Guiscard conquers Palermo.
  • 1475
    Stephen III of Moldavia defeats the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vaslui.
  • 1645
    Archbishop William Laud is beheaded at the Tower of London.
  • 1776
    Thomas Paine publishes his pamphlet Common Sense.
  • 1791
    The Siege of Dunlap’s Station begins near Cincinnati during the Northwest Indian War.
  • 1806
    Dutch settlers in Cape Town surrender to the British.
  • 1810
    Napoleon Bonaparte divorces his first wife Joséphine.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Florida secedes from the Union.
  • 1863
    The London Underground, the world’s oldest underground railway, opens between London Paddington station and Farringdon station.
  • 1870
    John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil.
  • 1901
    The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas.
  • 1916
    World War I: In the Erzurum Offensive, Russia defeats the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1920
    The Treaty of Versailles takes effect, officially ending World War I.
  • 1922
    Arthur Griffith is elected President of the Dáil Éireann.
  • 1923
    Lithuania seizes and annexes Memel.
  • 1927
    Fritz Lang’s futuristic film Metropolis is released in Germany.
  • 1929
    The Adventures of Tintin, one of the most popular European comic books, is first published in Belgium.
  • 1941
    World War II: The Greek army captures Kleisoura.
  • 1946
    The first General Assembly of the United Nations opens in London. Fifty-one nations are represented.
  • 1946
    The United States Army Signal Corps successfully conducts Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the Moon and receiving the reflected signals.
  • 1954
    BOAC Flight 781, a de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1, explodes and falls into the Tyrrhenian Sea killing 35 people.
  • 1962
    Apollo program: NASA announces plans to build the C-5 rocket launch vehicle. It became better known as the Saturn V Moon rocket, which launched every Apollo Moon mission.
  • 1971
    A by-poll is held in the Lebanese Chouf District.
  • 1972
    Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returns to the newly independent Bangladesh as president after spending over nine months in prison in Pakistan.
  • 1981
    Salvadoran Civil War: The FMLN launches its first major offensive, gaining control of most of Morazán and Chalatenango departments
  • 1984
    Holy See–United States relations: The United States and Holy See (Vatican City) re-establish full diplomatic relations after almost 117 years, overturning the United States Congress’s 1867 ban on public funding for such a diplomatic envoy.

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