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.
1933 ~ Anton 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.
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