What Happened on January 10

Significant 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 in London
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January 10 in Film & TV

January 10 in Music

January 10 in Sport

  • 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)

Did You Know?

Suffragettes the "Silent Sentinels" first protest outside The White House, in Washington led by Alice Paul and the National Woman's Party

On January 10, 1917

Would You Believe?

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

On January 10, 1967

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
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