Historical Events on January 10

Events 1 - 200 of 205

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49 BC Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war

Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman Julius Caesar
Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman
Julius Caesar
  • 69 Roman emperor Galba adopts Marcus Piso Licinianus as Caesar
  • 236 St Fabian begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 532 Constantinople chariot racing green and blue supporters due to be executed escape, prompting Nika revolt
  • 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

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1642 King Charles I & family flee London for Oxford

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I

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1663 King Charles II affirms charter of Royal African Company

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • 1731 Charles Farnese becomes Duke of Parma and Piacenza

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1776 "Common Sense" Pamphlet by Thomas Paine, published advocating American independence

Voice of the American Revolution Thomas Paine
Voice of the American Revolution
Thomas Paine
  • 1799 Friedrich von Schiller's "Die Piccolomini" premieres in Weimar

  • 1806 Dutch in Capetown surrender to British
  • 1808 Herman Daendels succeeds A Wiese as Governor-General of Neth Indies
  • 1811 Louisiana slaves rebel in 2 parishes

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1833 Felix Mendelssohn's cantata "Die erste Walpurgisnacht" premieres in Berlin

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn
  • 1839 Tea from India 1st arrives in UK
  • 1840 Uniform Penny Post mail system starts throughout the United Kingdom

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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 Romney expedition, Confederate Army military expedition begins in Romney, West Virginia (US Civil War)
  • 1863 1st underground railway opens in London
  • 1863 General McClernand's Union troops surround Fort Hindman, Arkansas
  • 1863 January uprising begins in Poland
  • 1870 Georgia legislature reconvenes

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1870 John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller
  • 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

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1900 Lord Roberts & Lord Kitchener reach Capetown

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener
  • 1901 Oil discovered at Spindletop, Beaumont, marking the start of the Texas oil boom (gusher age)
  • 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 Caucasus

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1916 In retaliation for President Woodrow Wilson's recognition of the Carranza government, members of Pancho Villa's revolutionary army take 17 US mining engineers from a train and shoot 16 of them in cold blood

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1917 The Allied Governments respond to US President Woodrow Wilson's December 1916 note, giving their terms for ending the war

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1917 Suffragettes the "Silent Sentinels" first protest outside The White House, in Washington led by Alice Paul and the National Woman's Party

Suffragist Alice Paul
Alice Paul
  • 1920 Montreal Canadiens (14) & Tor St Patricks (7) score NHL record 21 goals
  • 1920 Silver reaches record $1.37 an ounce
  • 1920 Inauguration of the League of Nations held in Paris
  • 1923 Last US troops leave Rhineland (Germany)
  • 1923 Lithuania seizes & annexes country of Memel
  • 1925 Miriam (Ma) Ferguson sworn in as Governor of Texasr, 2nd US woman governor, 1st ever elected
  • 1925 Allies refuse to evacuate the Cologne area of Germany as agreed
  • 1927 Fritz Lang's silent film "Metropolis" premieres in Berlin
  • 1928 George Gershwin, Sigmund Romberg and P. G. Wodehouse's musical "Rosalie" premieres in New York

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1928 Soviet Union orders exile of Leon Trotsky

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • 1929 Elmer Rice's "Street Scene" premieres in NYC
  • 1930 Commencement of NZ's 1st Test, v England in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1930 Maurice Allom takes Test hat-trick England v NZ Christchurch
  • 1930 Mordovian Autonomous Region in RSFSR constituted
  • 1931 Philadelphia 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
  • 1941 Joseph Kesselring's "Arsenic & Old Lace" premieres in NYC
  • 1941 Seyss-Inquart begins registration of Jews
  • 1941 World War II: The Greek army captures Kleisoura.
  • 1942 Japan invades North Celebes, Dutch East Indies
  • 1943 Soviet offensive against German 6th and 4th Armies near Stalingrad

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1943 1st US President to visit a foreign country in wartime - FDR leaves for Casablanca, Morocco

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1944 1st mobile electric power plant delivered in Philadelphia
  • 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 in London
  • 1946 US Army establishes 1st radar contact with Moon, Belmar, New Jersey
  • 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
  • 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

Film release premierFilm Premier

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)

Actor James Stewart
James Stewart
Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
  • 1953 "My Darlin' Aida" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 89 performances
  • 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
  • 1955 "Ordet", directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, starring Henrik Malberg, Emil Hass Christensen, is released

Music releaseMusic Recording

1956 Elvis Presley records single "Heartbreak Hotel"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1957 After Anthony Eden's resignation Harold Macmillan becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan
British Prime Minister
Harold Macmillan
British Prime Minister Anthony Eden
British Prime Minister
Anthony Eden

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1957 Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick rules Bing Crosby can keep token stock in the Det Tigers, even though he owns part of Pittsburgh Pirates

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

Music release#1 in the Charts

1958 Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" reaches #1 on the UK pop charts

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 1960 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Delmore Schwartz
  • 1962 Eruptions on Mount Huascaran in Peru destroy 7 villages & kill 3,500
  • 1964 Battles between Muslims & 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
  • 1965 WKBD TV channel 50 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 India & Pakistan sign Tashkent Declaration peace accord
  • 1966 The Georgia House of Representatives votes 184-12 to deny Julian Bond his seat as a result of his opposition to the 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
  • 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 is the 1st Western country to recognize 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 "Light, Lively & Yiddish" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • 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

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1972 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman arrives in Dacca, East-Pakistan

Founding Father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Founding Father of Bangladesh
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  • 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

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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

British Prime Minister James Callaghan
British Prime Minister
James Callaghan
  • 1980 Last broadcast of "The 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)

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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)

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • 1982 NBC's premiere of TV film "Will: G. Gordon Liddy", based on the 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 and general Reynaldo Bignone arrested
  • 1984 Bulgarian Tupolev 134 crashes at Sofia airport in Bulgaria, 50 die
  • 1984 Clara Peller 1st asks, "Where's the Beef?" in commercial for Wendy's hamburger chain
  • 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 inaugurated as President of Nicaragua for the first time
  • 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 performances
  • 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 performances
  • 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

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1996 Jimmy Johnson announced as new coach of Miami Dolphins

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson
  • 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

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

President of Nicaragua Arnoldo Aleman
President of Nicaragua
Arnoldo Aleman
  • 1999 Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook) achieves his third UK No.1 single with 'Praise You'

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1999 25th People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Sandra Bullock win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Helen Hunt win (TV)

Actress Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt
Actress Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock
Actor Tim Allen
Tim Allen

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1999 "The Sopranos", starring James Gandolfini as mobster Tony Soprano, debuts on HBO

  • 2001 A large piece of the chalk cliff at Beachy Head collapses into the sea.
  • 2001 The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will not be designated as a national monument, the White House announces; a move environmentalist groups had been pressing for to prevent oil drilling

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

2004 9th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King wins Best Film

Actress Liv Tyler
Liv Tyler
  • 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

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2006 32nd People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Motion Picture) and Ray Romano & Jennifer Garner win (TV)

Sport awardFootball Awards

2011 Lionel Messi wins the inaugural FIFA Ballon d'Or, for being the best football player in 2010

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi

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2011 Ian McKellen officially confirms that he will reprise the role of Gandalf in "The Hobbit" film adaptations

  • 2013 81 people are killed and 120 are wounded by a twin bombing in Quetta, Pakistan

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2013 39th People's Choice Awards: Robert Downey, Jr & Jennifer Lawrence win (Movie Star) and Nathan Fillion & Ellen Pompeo win (TV Drama)