On This Day — January 10th


January 10th is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 355 days remaining until the end of the year (356 in leap years). This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).

Historical Events:

49 BC – Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signalling the start of civil war.

1863 – The Metropolitan Railway, the world’s oldest underground railway, opens between Paddington and Farringdon, marking the beginning of the London Underground.

1920 – The Treaty of Versailles takes effect, officially ending World War I.

1946 – The first General Assembly of the United Nations opens in London. Fifty-one nations are represented.

1946 – The United States Army Signal Corp, successfully conducts Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the Moon and receiving the reflected signals.

Celebrity Births:

Singer-songwriter Rod Stewart turns 73

Senior Advisor to President Trump Jared Kushner turns 37

Boxer George Foreman turns 69

Professional Wrestler Buff Bagwell turns 48

Singer Pat Benatar turns 65

Model Abbey Clancy turns 32


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