What happened this day in history January 10

What are the important events that happened on January 10? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 10: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 10 is the 10th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 356 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 28, 2023 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 28,414,080 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘decagon’ day.

Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 31 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 4,037 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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January 10 Historical Events

  • 49 BC
    Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war.
  • 236
    Pope Fabian succeeds Anterus as the twentieth pope of Rome.
  • 1645
    Archbishop William Laud is beheaded at the Tower of London.
  • 1863
    The London Underground, the world’s oldest underground railway, opens between London Paddington station and Farringdon station.
  • 1916
    Erzerum Offensive during World War I, Russian victory over Ottoman Empire.
  • 1923
    Lithuania seizes and annexes Memel.
  • 1946
    The United States Army Signal Corps successfully conducts Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the moon and receiving the reflected signals.
  • 1954
    BOAC Flight 781 A de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1 explodes into the Tyrrhenian Sea killing 35 people.
  • 1972
    Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returns to the newly independent Bangladesh as president after spending over nine months in prison in Pakistan.
  • 2003
    Illinois Governor George Ryan commutes the death sentences of 167 prisoners on Illinois’ death row based on the Jon Burge scandal.

Who were born on January 10?

  • 1480
    Margaret of Austria, Regent of the Netherlands (d. 1530)
  • 1797
    Eugenio Kincaid, American missionary (d. 1883)
  • 1883
    Francis X. Bushman, American actor (d. 1966)
  • 1898
    Katharine Blodgett, American scientist and inventor (d. 1979)
  • 1939
    William Levy, Dutch writer
  • 1948
    Teresa Graves, American actress and singer (d. 2002)
  • 1949
    James Lapine, American stage director
  • 1964
    Brad Roberts, Canadian singer (Crash Test Dummies)
  • 1974
    Bob Peeters, Belgian footballer
  • 1974
    Clinton O'Brien, Australian rugby league player

Who died on January 10?

  • 1662
    Prince Honoré II of Monaco (b. 1597)
  • 1761
    Edward Boscawen, British admiral (b. 1711)
  • 1935
    Edwin Flack, Australian athlete, first Olympic champion (b. 1873)
  • 1941
    Issai Schur, German mathematician (b. 1875)
  • 1951
    Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist (b. 1890)
  • 1980
    Hughie Critz, American baseball player (b. 1900)
  • 1989
    Herbert Morrison, American radio reporter (b. 1905)
  • 2005
    Jack Horner, American sports journalist (b. 1912)
  • 2005
    Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium, Grandduchess of Luxembourg (b. 1927)
  • 2009
    William Frederick “Bill” Stone, British World War I veteran (b. 1900)

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