JANUARY 10 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

49BC – Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon on the 10th January in 49BC, signaling the start of civil war.

1776 – Thomas Paine published Common Sense on the 10th January 1776.

1810 – Napoleon Bonaparte divorced his first wife Joséphine on the 10th January 1810.

1863 – The London Underground, the world’s oldest underground railway, opened between London Paddington station and Farringdon station on the 10th January 1863.

1870 – John D. Rockefeller incorporated Standard Oil on the 10th January 1870.

1901 – The 1st great Texas oil gusher was discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas on the 10th January 1901.

1927 – Fritz Lang‘s futuristic film Metropolis was released in Germany on the 10th January 1927.

1929 – The Adventures of Tintin, one of the most popular European comic books ever, was first published in Belgium on the 10th January 1929.

1933Anton Rodgers the English actor and occasional director was born Anthony Rodgers on the 10th January 1933 (died 1st December 2007) .

1946 – The 1st General Assembly of the United Nations opened in London on the 10th January 1946, with 51 nations are represented.

1946 – The United States Army Signal Corps successfully conducted Project Diana on the 10th January 1946, bouncing radio waves off the moon and receiving the reflected signals.

1990 – Time Warner was formed from the merger of Time Inc. and Warner Communications on the 10th January 1990.

2011 – Torrential rain in the Lockyer Valley region of South East Queensland, Australia caused severe flash flooding on the 10th January 2011, killing 9 people, during the 2010–2011 Queensland floods.

Today in History for the 10th January video produced by Associated Press

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