On This Day for 10th January

Historical Events

  • 49 BC Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war.
  • 1429 Order of Golden Fleece established in Austria-Hungary & Spain
  • 1475 Stephen III of Moldavia defeats the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vaslui.
  • 1776 "Common Sense" Pamphlet by Thomas Paine, published advocating American independence
  • 1839 Tea from India 1st arrives in UK
  • 1946 UN General Assembly meets for 1st time (London)

Did You Know?

"The Catch" - iconic moment in NFL history - Dwight Clark makes a fingertip catch for a touchdown from Joe Montana with 58 seconds left (SF 49ers win the game and go on to win the Super Bowl)

On January 10th, 1982

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • 1810 French church annuls marriage of Napoleon I & Empress Joséphine
  • 1936 Actress Mary Pickford (44) divorces actor Douglas Fairbanks (52) after 15 years of marriage
  • 1967 Actor Christopher Plummer (37) divorces columnist Patricia Lewis after nearly 5 years of marriage
  • 1981 Singer James Brown (47) divorces Deidre Jenkins after 10 years of marriage