About January 10

January 10, 2020 is the 10th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 356 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 15 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.
  • 1072
    Robert Guiscard conquers Palermo.
  • 1776
    Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense.
  • 1806
    Dutch settlers in Cape Town surrender to the British.
  • 1810
    Napoleon divorces his first wife Joséphine.
  • 1870
    John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil.
  • 1901
    The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas.
  • 1920
    The Treaty of Versailles takes effect, officially ending World War I.
  • 1922
    Arthur Griffith is elected President of the Irish Free State.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returns to the newly independent Bangladesh as president after spending over nine months in prison in Pakistan.
  • 1984
    The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations after 117 years.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    Time Warner is formed from the merger of Time Inc. and Warner Communications Inc.
  • 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.
  • 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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