10 January

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!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
  • Houseplant Appreciation Day
  • Peculiar People Day
  • National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
  • National Clean Off Your Desk Day

Historic Events

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.

Famous Birthdays

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

Heartbreaking Deaths

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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