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

  • 69
    Lucius Calpurnius Piso Licinianus is appointed by Galba to deputy Roman Emperor.
  • 1475
    Stephen III of Moldavia defeats the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vaslui.
  • 1776
    Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense.
  • 1806
    Dutch settlers in Cape Town surrender to the British.
  • 1810
    Napoleon 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.
  • 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.
  • 1941
    World War II: The Greek army captures Kleisoura.
  • 1946
    The United States Army Signal Corps successfully conducts Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the moon and receiving the reflected signals.
  • 1946
    The first General Assembly of the United Nations opens in London. Fifty-one nations are represented.
  • 1954
    BOAC Flight 781 A de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1 explodes into the Tyrrhenian Sea killing 35 people.
  • 1962
    Apollo Project: 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.
  • 1981
    Salvadoran Civil War: The FMLN launches its first major offensive, gaining control of most of Morazán and Chalatenango departments
  • 1985
    Sandinista Daniel Ortega becomes president of Nicaragua and vows to continue the transformation to socialism and alliance with the Soviet Union and Cuba; American policy continues to support the Contras in their revolt against the Nicaraguan government.
  • 2003
    Illinois Governor George Ryan commutes the death sentences of 167 prisoners on Illinois’ death row based on the Jon Burge scandal.
  • 2011
    2010–2011 Queensland floods: Torrential rain in the Lockyer Valley region of South East Queensland, Australia causes severe flash flooding, killing 9 people.

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