About January 10

January 10, 2024 is the 10th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 356 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 31 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On January 10

  • 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.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Florida secedes from the Union.
  • 1870
    John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil.
  • 1916
    Erzerum Offensive during World War I, Russian victory over Ottoman Empire.
  • 1922
    Arthur Griffith is elected President of the Irish Free State.
  • 1923
    Lithuania seizes and annexes Memel.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.

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