- 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)
"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 10, 1982