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 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 355 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 28, 2021 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,362,880 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.

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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 22 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 3,307 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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January 10 Historical Events

  • 236
    Pope Fabian succeeds Anterus as the twentieth pope of Rome.
  • 1645
    Archbishop William Laud is beheaded at the Tower of London.
  • 1941
    World War II: The Greek army captures Kleisoura.
  • 1946
    The United States Army Signal Corps successfully conducts Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the moon and receiving the reflected signals.
  • 1946
    The first General Assembly of the United Nations opens in London. Fifty-one nations are represented.
  • 1972
    Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returns to the newly independent Bangladesh as president after spending over nine months in prison in Pakistan.
  • 1985
    Sandinista Daniel Ortega becomes president of Nicaragua and vows to continue the transformation to socialism and alliance with the Soviet Union and Cuba; American policy continues to support the Contras in their revolt against the Nicaraguan government.
  • 1990
    Time Warner is formed from the merger of Time Inc. and Warner Communications Inc.
  • 1999
    Sanjeev Nanda kills three policemen in New Delhi with his car, an act for which he was later acquitted, resulting in a sharp drop in public confidence in the Indian legal system.
  • 2005
    A mudslide occurs in La Conchita, California, killing 10 people, injuring many more and closing U.S. Route 101, the main coastal corridor between San Francisco and Los Angeles, for 10 days.

Who were born on January 10?

  • 1729
    Lazzaro Spallanzani, Italian biologist (d. 1799)
  • 1864
    Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia (d. 1931)
  • 1891
    Heinrich Behmann, German mathematician (d. 1970)
  • 1919
    Milton Parker, American businessman (d. 2009)
  • 1940
    Yesudas, Indian playback singer and classical musician
  • 1958
    Eddie Cheever, American racing car driver
  • 1963
    Malcolm Dunford, New Zealand footballer
  • 1963
    Mark Pryor, American politician
  • 1966
    Murali Nair, Indian film director
  • 1985
    Jaroslav Kolbas, Slovak footballer

Who died on January 10?

  • 1777
    Spranger Barry, Irish actor (b. 1719)
  • 1833
    Adrien-Marie Legendre, French mathematician (b. 1752)
  • 1863
    Lyman Beecher, US Presbyterian clergyman, temperance movement leader (b. 1775)
  • 1895
    Benjamin Godard, French composer (b. 1849)
  • 1901
    Sir James Dickson, Premier of Queensland, Australian Minister for Defence (b. 1832)
  • 1904
    Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (b. 1824)
  • 1941
    Frank Bridge, English composer (b. 1879)
  • 1981
    Fawn M. Brodie, American historian (b. 1915)
  • 1997
    Sheldon Leonard, American film producer, actor, and director (b. 1907)
  • 2005
    Erwin Hillier, British cinematographer (b. 1911)

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