On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman arrives in Dacca, East-Pakistan

Founding Father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Founding Father of Bangladesh
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  • 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 launches, carrying 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 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 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 US re-establishes full diplomatic relations with Vatican after almost 117 years

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 Daniel Ortega inaugurated as President of Nicaragua for the first time

President of Nicaragua and Revolutionary Leader Daniel Ortega
President of Nicaragua and Revolutionary Leader
Daniel Ortega
  • 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

Tiananmen Square MassacreTiananmen Square Massacre

1990 China lifts martial law, imposed after the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989

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Shopping bags in hand, an unknown protester stands in front of a line of tanks in Tiananmen Square
Shopping bags in hand, an unknown protester stands in front of a line of tanks in Tiananmen Square
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  • 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 Arnoldo Aleman sworn in as president of Nicaragua

President of Nicaragua Arnoldo Aleman
President of Nicaragua
Arnoldo Aleman
  • 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
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 Jeff Bezos becomes the second man worth over $100 billion as his wealth hits $106 billion due to a rise in Amazon's share price

Amazon Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos
Amazon Entrepreneur
Jeff Bezos
  • 2019 Canadian astronomers report fast radio bursts (FRBs) of probable extragalactic origin, one repeating six times at the CHIME observatory, British Columbia
  • 2019 Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi proclaimed winner in Democratic Republic of the Congo presidency elections in a disputed result
  • 2019 Oceans warming faster than previous thought due to fossil fuel burning, according to data published in journal "Science"
  • 2019 13 year-old Jayme Closs escapes her kidnapper after 3 months in captivity in Wisconsin
  • 2021 America records more than 3,000 deaths a day for the first time reaching 3,249, passing 375,000 deaths in total a day later

Birthdays in History


Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History

  • 2015 Robert Stone, American novelist (Dog Soldiers, WUSA), dies from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 77
  • 2017 Oliver Smithies, British biochemist (2007 Noble Prize for gene targeting), dies at 91
  • 2017 Steven McDonald, New York City Police Department patrolman who was shot and paralyzed in the line of duty, dies at 59

Person of interestClare Hollingworth

2017 Clare Hollingworth, British war correspondent who was the first to report on the outbreak of WWII, dies at 105

Journalist Clare Hollingworth
Journalist
Clare Hollingworth
  • 2018 Doreen Tracey, British-born American performer (Mickey Mouse Club-Mouseketeer), dies at 74
  • 2018 Tom Luken, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio), dies at 92