January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 355 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about January 10th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 10th in history!
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- National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
- Houseplant Appreciation Day
- Peculiar People Day
- National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
- National Clean Off Your Desk Day
What Happened On This Day – January 10
1946: The first General Assembly of the United Nations opens
51 nations were represented on that day.
1929: The first Adventures of Tintin comic book is published
Hergé’s books became hugely popular in Europe and the rest of the world.
1920: The Treaty of Versailles takes effect
Although a ceasefire had been in place since November 11, 1918, World War I officially ended with the Treaty of Versailles.
1863: London Underground opens
“The Tube” is the world’s oldest underground railway.
1776: Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense
The pamphlet argued for freedom from British rule and it helped spark the American Revolutionary War.
Births On This Day, January 10
1987: César Cielo, Brazilian swimmer
1960: Brian Cowen, Irish politician, 12th Taoiseach of Ireland
1953: Pat Benatar, American singer-songwriter
1949: George Foreman, American boxer
1945: Rod Stewart, English/Scottish singer-songwriter
Deaths On This Day, January 10
2016: David Bowie, English singer-songwriter, producer, actor
1976: Howlin’ Wolf, American singer-songwriter, musician
1971: Coco Chanel, French fashion designer, founded the Chanel Company
1862: Samuel Colt, American inventor, industrialist, founded the Colt’s Manufacturing Company
1778: Carl Linnaeus, Swedish botanist, physician, zoologist
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