About January 10

January 10, 2021 is the 10th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 355 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Capricorn is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 33 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On January 10

  • 49 BC
    Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war.
  • 69
    Lucius Calpurnius Piso Licinianus is appointed by Galba to deputy Roman Emperor.
  • 236
    Pope Fabian succeeds Anterus as the twentieth pope of Rome.
  • 1072
    Robert Guiscard conquers Palermo.
  • 1645
    Archbishop William Laud is beheaded at the Tower of London.
  • 1776
    Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense.
  • 1806
    Dutch settlers in Cape Town surrender to the British.
  • 1810
    Napoleon divorces his first wife Joséphine.
  • 1863
    The London Underground, the world’s oldest underground railway, opens between London Paddington station and Farringdon station.
  • 1901
    The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas.
  • 1916
    Erzerum Offensive during World War I, Russian victory over Ottoman Empire.
  • 1920
    The Treaty of Versailles takes effect, officially ending World War I.
  • 1922
    Arthur Griffith is elected President of the Irish Free State.
  • 1923
    Lithuania seizes and annexes Memel.
  • 1941
    World War II: The Greek army captures Kleisoura.
  • 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
  • 1999
    Sanjeev Nanda kills three policemen in New Delhi with his car, an act for which he was later acquitted, resulting in a sharp drop in public confidence in the Indian legal system.
  • 2003
    Illinois Governor George Ryan commutes the death sentences of 167 prisoners on Illinois’ death row based on the Jon Burge scandal.
  • 2005
    A mudslide occurs in La Conchita, California, killing 10 people, injuring many more and closing U.S. Route 101, the main coastal corridor between San Francisco and Los Angeles, for 10 days.

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