Historical Events on 10th January

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49 BC - Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war.
69 - Roman emperor Galba adopts Marcus Piso Licinianus as Caesar
236 - St Fabian begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1072 - Robert Guiscard conquers Palermo
1356 - German emperor Charles I delegates Golden Degree
1429 - Order of Golden Fleece established in Austria-Hungary & Spain
1430 - Order of the Guilder forms
1475 - Stephen III of Moldavia defeats the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vaslui.
1514 - Complutensian New Testament in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek & Latin finished
1550 - 1st sitting of "Vurige Chamber" in Paris
1642 - King Charles I & family flee London for Oxford
1663 - King Charles II affirms charter of Royal African Company
1731 - Charles Farnese becomes duke of Parma/Piacenza
1776 - "Common Sense" Pamphlet by Thomas Paine, published advocating American independence
1799 - Friedrich von Schiller's "Die Piccolomini," premieres in Weimar
Voice of the American Revolution Thomas PaineVoice of the American Revolution Thomas Paine 1806 - Dutch in Capetown surrender to British
1808 - Herman Daendels succeeds A Wiese as gov-gen of Neth Indies
1811 - Louisiana slaves rebell in 2 parishes
1833 - Felix Mendelssohn's "Die erste Walpurgisnacht," premieres in Berlin
1839 - Tea from India 1st arrives in UK
1840 - Penny Post mail system starts
1845 - Poets Elizabeth Barrett & Robert Browning begin corresponding
1853 - Charles Reade's "Gold," premieres in London
1861 - Fort Jackson & Fort Philip are taken over by LA state troops (US Civil War)
1861 - US forts & property seized by Mississippi
1861 - Florida secedes from the Union (US Civil War)
1862 - Battle of Big Sandy River, KY (Middle Creek)
1862 - Battle of Romney, WV
Poet Elizabeth Barrett BrowningPoet Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1863 - 1st underground railway opens in London
1863 - General McClernand's Union troops surround Fort Hindman Ark
1863 - January-uprising begins in Poland
1870 - Georgia legislature reconvenes
1870 - John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil
1878 - US Senate proposes female suffrage
1883 - Fire at uninsured Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin kills 71. General Tom Thumb of P T Barnum fame, escapes unhurt
1889 - Ivory Coast declared a protectorate of France
1890 - Edward Macdowell's "Lancelot & Elaine," premieres
1890 - Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Sapientiae Christianae
1893 - Richard Drigo's ballet "Magic Flute" premieres, St Petersburg
1897 - Henrik Ibsen's "John Gabriel Borkman," premieres in Helsingfors
1897 - Vincent d'Indy's "Istar" premieres in Amsterdam & Brussels
Oil Industrialist John D. RockefellerOil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller 1900 - Lord Roberts & Lord Kitchener reach Capetown
1901 - Oil discovered in Texas
1902 - Alphons Diepenbrock's "Te Deum" premieres (Amsterdam)
1902 - Although it has professed neutrality in the Boer War, German Chancellor von Bulow joins others in attacking British actions in South Africa
1906 - The British and French begin consultations on military and naval issues
1910 - 1st international air meet in US held, in LA
1910 - Lunt-Fontanne Theater (Globe) opens at 205 W 46th St NYC
1911 - 1st photo in US taken from an airplane, San Diego
1911 - Honduras signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified)
1911 - Trumper scored double cricket ton v South Africa, goes on to get 214
1912 - Caillaux government in France resigns
1912 - World's 1st flying boat's maiden flight, (Glenn Curtiss in NY)
1914 - 1st edition of Hague's Post under SF van Oss, published
1914 - Oscar Mathisen skates world record 500 m in 43.7 sec in Oslo
1914 - Yuan Shih-k'ai, president of the new Chinese republic, dissolves parliament and prepares a constitution of his own design: he will set himself up as dictator, preparatory to an attempt to make himself emperor
1916 - Russian offensive in Kaukasus
1916 - In retaliation for President Wilson's recognition of the Carranza government, members of Pacho Villa's revolutionary army take 17 American mining engineers from a train and shoot 16 of them in cold blood
1917 - The Allied Governments respond to US President Wilson's December 1916 note, giving their terms for ending the war
1920 - Inauguration of the League of Nations held in Paris
1920 - Mont Canadiens (14) & Tor St Patricks (7) score NHL record 21 goals
1920 - Silver reaches record $1.37 an ounce
1923 - Last US troops leave Rhineland (Germany)
1923 - Lithuania seizes & annexes country of Memel
1925 - France-Saarland forms
1925 - Miriam (Ma) Ferguson sworn in as TX gov, nation's 2nd woman governor
1925 - Allies refuse to evacuate the Cologne area of Germany as agreed
1927 - Fritz Lang's silent film Metropolis premieres in Berlin
1928 - G/I Gershwin/Romberg/Wodehouse's musical "Rosalie," premieres in NYC
Russian Revolutionary Leon TrotskyRussian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky 1928 - Soviet Union orders exile of Leon Trotsky
1929 - Elmer Rice's "Street Scene," premieres in NYC
1930 - Commencement of NZ's 1st Test, v England Christchurch
1930 - Maurice Allom takes Test hat-trick England v NZ Christchurch
1930 - Mordovian Autonomous Region in RSFSR constituted
1931 - Phila Quakers defeat Montreal, ends NHL-record 15-game losing streak
1932 - "Mickey Mouse" & "Silly Symphony" comics syndicated
1932 - "Pete the Tramp" cartoon strip by C D Russell debuts
1938 - Eduard van Beinum becomes world's 1st conductor at Concert Hall
1938 - Jean Anouilh's "La Sauvage," premieres in Paris
1938 - Paul Vincent Carroll's "White Seed," premieres in NYC
1939 - Bradman hits 186 SA v Qld before Christ catches him at short-leg
1941 - Joseph Kesselring's "Arsenic & Old Lace," premieres in NYC
1941 - Seyss-Inquart begins registration of Jews
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1941 - World War II: The Greek army captures Kleisoura.
1942 - Japan invades North-Celebes, Neth Indies
1943 - Russian offensive against German 6th/4th Armies near Stalingrad
1943 - 1st US president to visit a foreign country in wartime - FDR leaves for Casablanca, Morocco
1944 - 1st mobile electric power plant delivered, Phila
1944 - British troops conquer Maungdaw, Burma
1945 - LA Railway (with 5 streetcar lines) forced to close
1945 - No one is elected to baseball's Hall of Fame
1946 - UN General Assembly meets for 1st time (London)
1946 - US Army establishes 1st radar contact with Moon, Belmar, NJ
1947 - "Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 725 performances
1947 - British stop ships Independence & In-Gathering from landing in Israel
1947 - Greek steamer "Himara" strikes a wartime mine in Saronic Gulf south of Athens with loss of 392 of 637 aboard
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1948 - "Call Me Mister" closes at National Theater NYC after 734 performances
1949 - 1st Jewish family show "Goldbergs" premieres on CBS
1949 - RCA introduces 45 RPM record
1951 - 1st jet passenger trip made
1951 - UN headquarters opens in Manhattan NY
1952 - Jean Anouilh's "La valse des toréadors," premieres in Paris
1952 - The Greatest Show on Earth", directed and produced by Cecil B. DeMille, starring James Stewart and Carlton Heston, premieres in New York (Best Picture 1953)
1953 - "My Darlin' Aida" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 89 perfs
1953 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Archibald MacLeish
1953 - NFL Pro Bowl: National Conference beats American Conference 27-7
1954 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to W H Auden
1954 - A Comet jet airliner crashes in the Mediterranea; 35 people are missing
Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMilleFilmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille 1956 - Elvis records "Heartbreak Hotel"
1957 - Anthony Eden resigns & Harold Macmillan becomes PM Britain
1957 - Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick rules Bing Crosby can keep token stock in the Det Tigers, even though he owns part of Pittsburgh Pirates
1958 - Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" reaches #1 on the UK pop charts
1960 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Delmore Schwartz
1962 - 4,000 die in avalanche, Ranrahirca, Peru
1962 - Eruptions on Mount Huascaran in Peru destroy 7 villages & kill 3,500
1964 - Battles between moslems & hindus in Calcutta
1964 - Panama severs diplomatic relations with US
1964 - US version of "That Was The Week That Was," premieres
1964 - "Introducing the Beatles", released 1st Beatles album released in the US
1965 - Bollingen prize for poetry awarded to Horace Gregory
1965 - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 34-14
Country Singer Jerry Lee LewisCountry Singer Jerry Lee Lewis 1965 - WKBD TV channel 50 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting
1966 - India & Pakistan sign peace accord
1966 - Julian Bond denied seat in Gorgia legislature for opposing Vietnam War
1967 - Edward W. Brooke (Sen-R-Mass), takes his seat as the 1st popularly elected African American to the US Senate
1967 - Lester Maddox inaugurated as governor of Georgia
1967 - PBS (the National Educational TV) begins as a 70 station network
1967 - 17th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 135-120 at Daly City, California
1968 - US Surveyor 7 lands near lunar crater Tycho
1969 - Pirate Radio Station Free Derby begins operation by Northern Ireland
1969 - Sweden (1st Western country) recognizes North Vietnam
1969 - USSR's Venera 6 launched for parachute landing on Venus
1970 - Preview Center Opens
1971 - "Light, Lively & Yiddish" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 87 perfs
US Senator Edward W. BrookeUS Senator Edward W. Brooke 1971 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Richard Wilbur
1971 - Irish Republican Army (IRA) carry out a 'punishment attack', tarring and feathering 4 men accused of criminal activities in Belfast
1972 - Sheik Mujib ur-Rahman arrives in Dacca, East-Pakistan
1972 - Triple album set "Concert for Bangladesh" released in UK
1973 - Gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die
1973 - For the first time graduates studying from home with 'the Open University' receive their degrees
1977 - 20th hat trick in Islander history - Bobby Nystrom
1978 - Soyuz 27 carring 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station, launched
1979 - 1st brother Billy Carter makes allegedly anti-Semitic remarks
1979 - Entertainer of the Year Awards
1979 - The Sun paper headline is 'Crisis? What Crisis?' as UK Prime Minister James Callaghan denies that the country is in chaos during the 'Winter of Discontent' strike wave
1980 - Last broadcast of "Rockford Files" on NBC
1980 - Jim Stewart, Bruin's rookie goalie allows 3 goals in his 1st 4 mins & a total of 5 in 1st period; he never again plays in NHL
1981 - El Salvador guerrilla group FMLN opens "general offensive"
1981 - John Severin sets 100-mi unicycle speed record, 9 h 21 m
1982 - -17°F (27.2°C) in Braemar Grampian (equals UK record)
1982 - "Freezer Bowl", Bengals beat Chargers in -59°F (-51°C) to win AFC championship
1982 - Petra Schneider swims world record 1500 m freestyle (15:43.31)
NFL Quarterback Joe MontanaNFL Quarterback Joe Montana 1982 - "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)
1982 - NBC premiere of the film about G. Gordon Liddy
1982 - NBC's premiere of TV made "Will: G. Gordon Liddy", based on title Watergate conspirator, participant and convict
1982 - AFC Championship Game: Cincinnati Bengals beat San Diego Chargers 27-7
1982 - NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27
1983 - NY Supreme Court issues a preliminary injunction barring NY Yankees from playing season-opening series against Tigers in Denver
1984 - Argentine ex-president/general Bignone arrested
1984 - Bulgarian Tupolev 134 crashes at Sofia airport in Bulgaria, 50 die
1984 - Clara Peller 1st asks, "Where's the Beef?"
1984 - Luis Aparicio, Harmon Killebrew, & D Drysdale elected to Hall of Fame
1984 - US re-establishes full diplomatic relations with Vatican after almost 117 years
1985 - Daniel Ortega Saavedra inaugurated as president of Nicaragua
1986 - Palau signs Compact of Free Association with US
1986 - NASA's STS-61-C mission scrubbed T -9m because of bad weather at Florida's Kennedy Space Center
1988 - "Don't Get God Started" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 86 perfs
1990 - "Les Miserables," opens at Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore
1990 - China lifts martial law (imposed after Tiananmen Square massacre)
1990 - NCAA approves random drug testing for college football players
1991 - Japan ends routine fingerprinting of all adult ethnic Koreans
1991 - US Congress begins debate on Persian Gulf crisis
1992 - 8th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
1993 - "My Favorite Year" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 37 perfs
1993 - "Sea Gull" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 48 performances
1993 - Maiden flight of Ultrair (Houston to LA)
1994 - Trial of Lorena Bobbitt who cut off her husband's penis, begins
1994 - Ukraine says it will give up world's 3rd largest nuclear arsenal
1994 - Uzbekistan & Kazakhstan agrees to abolish trade tariffs
1995 - "Late Late Show" with Tom Snyder premieres on CBS at 12:30 AM
1996 - Israel frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners
NFL Head Coach Jimmy JohnsonNFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson 1996 - Jimmy Johnson announced as new coach of Miami Dolphins
1996 - King Hussein of Jordan visits Israel
1997 - "Rehersal," closes at Criterion Theater NYC
1997 - 1st Comet of 1997 Discovered: Comet 1997 A1
1997 - 4,000th episode of "Entertainment Tonight"
1997 - Dow Corning provides $295 billion to settle breast implant suits
1997 - Italy's new 1,000 lire coin shows divided Germany on map
1997 - Right-winger Arnoldo Aleman sworn in as president of Nicaragua
1998 - 18th United Negro College Fund raises (rebroadcasted Jan 17th)
1999 - 25th People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Sandra Bullock win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Helen Hunt win (TV)
1999 - Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook) achieves his third UK No.1 single with 'Praise You'
1999 - "The Sopranos", starring James Gandolfini as mobster Tony Soprano, debuts on HBO
Actor James GandolfiniActor James Gandolfini 2001 - A large piece of the chalk cliff at Beachy Head collapses into the sea.
2001 - The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will not be designatd as a national monument, the White House announces; a move environmentalist groups had been pressing for to prevent oil drilling
2004 - 9th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King wins Best Film
2005 - A mudslide occurs in La Conchita, California, killing 10 people, injuring many more and closing the Highway 101, the main coastal corridor between San Francisco and Los Angeles, for 10 days.
2005 - 10th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Sideways wins Best Film
2006 - 32nd People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Motion Picture) and Ray Romano & Jennifer Garner win (TV)
2010 - The US economy is expected to get worse with more job cuts, it is reported today

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