On This Day in History for January 10 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 153 of 153

  • 1966 India & Pakistan sign Tashkent Declaration peace accord
  • 1966 Julian Bond denied seat in Gorgia legislature for opposing Vietnam War

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1967 Edward W. Brooke (Sen-R-Mass), takes his seat as the 1st popularly elected African American to the US Senate

US Senator Edward W. Brooke
US Senator
Edward W. Brooke
  • 1967 Lester Maddox inaugurated as governor of Georgia
  • 1967 PBS (the National Educational TV) begins as a 70 station network
  • 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 at Walt Disney World, Florida - first building to open
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 1990 China lifts martial law (imposed after Tiananmen Square massacre)
  • 1991 Japan ends routine fingerprinting of all adult ethnic Koreans
  • 1991 US Congress begins debate on Persian Gulf crisis
  • 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
  • 1996 Israel frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners
  • 1996 King Hussein of Jordan visits Israel
  • 1997 1st Comet of 1997 Discovered: Comet 1997 A1
  • 1997 Dow Corning provides $295 billion to settle breast implant suits
  • 1997 Italy's new 1,000 lire coin shows divided Germany on map

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 Right-winger Arnoldo Aleman sworn in as president of Nicaragua

President of Nicaragua Arnoldo Aleman
President of Nicaragua
Arnoldo Aleman
  • 1998 18th United Negro College Fund raises (rebroadcasted Jan 17th)
  • 1999 Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook) achieves his third UK No.1 single with 'Praise You'
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 2013 81 people are killed and 120 are wounded by a twin bombing in Quetta, Pakistan
  • 2015 57 people are killed after an oil tanker collided with a passenger coach outside of Karachi, Pakistan
  • 2015 72 people are killed & 169 hospitalized after a mass poisoning of beer with crocodile bile at a funeral in Mozambique

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Weddings in History

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Divorces in History

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Deaths in History

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