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Events and People Who Made History on January 10

1st Century

69 - Roman emperor Galba adopts Marcus Piso Licinianus as Caesar

3rd Century

236 - St. Fabian begins his reign as Catholic Pope

11th Century

1072 - Robert Guiscard conquers Palermo

14th Century

1356 - German emperor Charles I delegates Golden Degree

15th Century

1429 - Order of Golden Fleece established in Austria-Hungary and Spain
1430 - Duke Philip the Good marries Isabella of Portugal
1430 - Order of the Guilder forms

16th Century

1514 - Complutensian New Testament in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek and Latin finished
1550 - 1st sitting of "Vurige Chamber" in Paris

17th Century

1642 - King Charles I and family flee London for Oxford
1663 - King Charles II affirms charter of Royal African Company

18th Century

1731 - Charles Farnese becomes duke of Parma/Piacenza
1776 - "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine, published
1799 - Friedrich von Schiller's "Die Piccolomini," premieres in Weimar

19th Century

1806 - Dutch in Capetown surrender to British
1808 - Herman Daendels succeeds A Wiese as Governor-General of Netherlands Indies
1810 - French church annuls marriage of Napoleon I and Josephine
1811 - Louisiana slaves rebell in 2 parishes
1833 - Felix Mendelssohn's "Die erste Walpurgisnacht," premieres in Berlin
1839 - Tea from India 1st arrives in UK
1840 - Penny Post mail system is starts
1845 - Poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning begin corresponding
1853 - Charles Reade's "Gold," premieres in London
1861 - Florida becomes 3rd state to secede from US
1861 - Ft. Jackson and Ft. Philip are taken over by LA state troops
1861 - U.S. forts and property seized by Mississippi
1862 - Battle of Big Sandy River, Kentucky (Middle Creek)
1862 - Battle of Romney, WV
1863 - 1st underground railway opens in London
1863 - General McClernand's Union troops surround Fort Hindman Ark
1863 - January-uprising begins in Poland
1863 - London's 1st subway opens
1870 - Georgia legislature reconvenes
1870 - John D Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil
1878 - U.S. Senate proposes female suffrage
1883 - Fire at uninsured Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin kills 71. General Tom Thumb of P T Barnum fame, escapes unhurt
1889 - Ivory Coast declared a protectorate of France
1890 - Edward Macdowell's "Lancelot and Elaine," premieres
1890 - Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Sapientiae Christianae
1893 - Richard Drigo's ballet "Magic Flute" premieres, St. Petersburg
1897 - Henrik Ibsen's "John Gabriel Borkman," premieres in Helsingfors
1897 - Vincent d'Indy's "Istar" premieres in Amsterdam and Brussels

20th Century

1900 - Lord Roberts and Lord Kitchener reach Capetown
1901 - Oil discovered in Texas
1902 - Alphons Diepenbrock's "Te Deum" premieres (Amsterdam)
1910 - 1st international air meet in U.S. held, in LA
1910 - Lunt-Fontanne Theater (Globe) opens at 205 W 46th St. New York City
1911 - 1st photo in U.S. taken from an airplane, San Diego
1911 - Honduras signs treaty turning over customs to U.S. (not ratified)
1911 - Trumper scored double cricket ton vs. South Africa, goes on to get 214
1912 - Caillaux government in France resigns
1912 - World's 1st flying boat's maiden flight, (Glenn Curtiss in New York)
1914 - 1st edition of Hague's Post under San Francisco van Oss, published
1914 - Oscar Mathisen skates world record 500 m in 43.7 sec in Oslo
1916 - Russian offensive in Kaukasus
1920 - League of Nations established
1920 - Mont Canadiens (14) and Tor St. Patricks (7) score NHL record 21 goals
1920 - Silver reaches record $1.37 an ounce
1923 - Last U.S. troops leave Rhineland (Germany)
1923 - Lithuania seizes and annexes country of Memel
1925 - France-Saarland forms
1925 - Miriam (Ma) Ferguson sworn in as Texas gov, nation's 2nd woman governor
1927 - Fritz Lang's Metropolis premieres
1928 - G/I Gershwin/Romberg/Wodehouse's musical "Rosalie," premieres in New York City
1928 - Soviet Union orders exile of Leon Trotsky
1929 - Elmer Rice's "Street Scene," premieres in New York City
1930 - Commencement of New Zealand's 1st Test, vs. England Christchurch
1930 - Maurice Allom takes Test hat-trick England vs. New Zealand Christchurch
1930 - Mordovian Autonomous Region in RSFSR constituted
1931 - Philadelphia Quakers defeat Montreal, ends NHL-record 15-game losing streak
1932 - "Mickey Mouse" and "Silly Symphony" comics syndicated
1932 - "Pete the Tramp" cartoon strip by C D Russell debuts
1935 - Actress Mary Pickford marries actor Douglas Fairbanks
1938 - Eduard van Beinum becomes world's 1st conductor at Concert Hall
1938 - Jean Anouilh's "La Sauvage," premieres in Paris
1938 - Paul Vincent Carroll's "White Seed," premieres in New York City
1939 - Bradman hits 186 SA vs. Qld before Christ catches him at short-leg
1941 - Joseph Kesselring's "Arsenic and Old Lace," premieres in New York City
1941 - Seyss-Inquart begins registration of Jews
1942 - Japan invades North-Celebes, Netherlands Indies
1943 - 1st U.S. President to visit a foreign country in wartime-FDR leaves for Casablanca, Morocco
1943 - Russian offensive against German 6th/4th Armies near Stalingrad
1944 - 1st mobile electric power plant delivered, Philadelphia
1944 - British troops conquer Maungdaw, Burma
1945 - Baseball writers again fail to elect a new Hall of Famer
1945 - LA Railway (with 5 streetcar lines) forced to close
1945 - No one is elected to baseball's Hall of Fame
1946 - U.N. General Assembly meets for 1st time in London
1946 - U.S. Army establishes 1st radar contact with Moon, Belmar, NJ
1947 - British stop ships Independence and In-Gathering from landing in Israel
1947 - "Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 725 performances
1947 - Greek steamer "Himara" strikes a wartime mine in Saronic Gulf south of Athens with loss of 392 of 637 aboard
1948 - "Call Me Mister" closes at National Theater New York City after 734 performances
1949 - 1st Jewish family show "Goldbergs" premieres on CBS
1949 - RCA introduces 45 RPM record
1951 - 1st jet passenger trip made
1951 - U.N. headquarters opens in Manhattan NY
1952 - Jean Anouilh's "La valse des toreadors," premieres in Paris
1953 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Archibald MacLeish
1953 - "My Darlin' Aida" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 89 performances
1953 - NFL Pro Bowl: National Conference beats American Conference 27-7
1954 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to W H Auden
1956 - Elvis records "Heartbreak Hotel"
1957 - Anthony Eden resigns and Harold Macmillan becomes Prime Minister Britain
1957 - Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick rules Bing Crosby can keep token stock in the Detroit Tigers, even though he owns part of Pittsburgh Pirates
1958 - Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" reaches #1
1960 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Delmore Schwartz
1962 - 4,000 die in avalanche, Ranrahirca, Peru
1962 - Eruptions on Mount Huascaran in Peru destroy 7 villages and kill 3,500
1964 - Battles between moslems and hindus in Calcutta
1964 - Panama severs diplomatic relations with U.S.
1964 - U.S. version of "That Was The Week That Was," premieres
1965 - Bollingen prize for poetry awarded to Horace Gregory
1965 - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 34-14
1965 - WKBD TV channel 50 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting
1966 - India and Pakistan sign peace accord
1966 - Julian Bond denied seat in Georgia legislature for opposing Vietnam War
1967 - Dutch Princess Margret marries Pieter van Vollenhoven
1967 - Lester Maddox inaugurated as governor of Georgia
1967 - PBS (the National Educational TV) begins as a 70 station network
1967 - Princess Margret marries Mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven
1968 - "Great Balls of Fire" reaches #1
1968 - U.S. Surveyor 7 lands near lunar crater Tycho
1969 - Sweden (1st Western country) recognizes North Vietnam
1969 - U.S.S.R.'s Venera 6 launched for parachute landing on Venus
1970 - Preview Center Opens
1971 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Richard Wilbur
1971 - "Light, Lively and Yiddish" closes at Belasco Theater New York City after 87 performances
1972 - Los Angeles Lakers 33 straight win streak snapped, losing to Bucks 120-104
1972 - Sheik Mujib ur-Rahman arrives in Dacca, East-Pakistan
1972 - Triple album set "Concert for Bangladesh" released in UK
1973 - Gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die
1977 - 20th hat trick in Islander history - Bobby Nystrom
1978 - Soyuz 27 carring 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station, launched
1979 - 1st brother Billy Carter makes allegedly anti-Semitic remarks
1979 - Entertainer of the Year Awards
1980 - Jim Stewart, Bruin's rookie goalie allows 3 goals in his 1st 4 minutes and a total of 5 in 1st period; he never again plays in NHL
1980 - Last broadcast of "Rockford Files" on NBC
1981 - El Salvador guerrilla group FMLN opens "general offensive"
1981 - John Severin sets 100-mi unicycle speed record, 9 h 21 m
1982 - -17 degrees F (27.2 degrees C) in Braemar Grampian (equals U.K. record)
1982 - Bengals beat Chargers in -59 degrees F (-51 degrees C) to win AFC championship
1982 - Petra Schneider swims world record 1500 m freestyle (15:43.31)
1983 - NY Supreme Court issues a preliminary injunction barring New York Yankees from playing season-opening series against Tigers in Denver
1984 - Argentine ex-president/general Bignone arrested
1984 - Bulgarian Tupolev 134 crashs at Sofia airport in Bulgaria, 50 die
1984 - Clara Peller 1st asks, "Where's the Beef?"
1984 - Luis Aparicio, Harmon Killebrew, and D Drysdale elected to Hall of Fame
1984 - U.S. establishes full diplomatic relations with Vatican after 117 years
1985 - Daniel Ortega Saavedra inaugurated as president of Nicaragua
1986 - Palau signs Compact of Free Association with U.S.
1986 - STS-61-C mission scrubbed T -9m because of bad weather at Kennedy
1988 - "Don't Get God Started" closes at Longacre Theater New York City after 86 performances
1990 - China lifts martial law (imposed after Tiananmen Square massacre)
1990 - "Les Miserables," opens at Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore
1990 - NCAA approves random drug testing for college football players
1991 - Japan ends routine fingerprinting of all adult ethnic Koreans
1991 - U.S. Congress begins debate on Persian Gulf crisis
1992 - 8th Soap Opera Digest Awards
1993 - Maiden flight of Ultrair (Houston to LA)
1993 - "My Favorite Year" closes at Vivian Beaumont New York City after 37 performances
1993 - "Sea Gull" closes at Lyceum Theater New York City after 48 performances
1994 - Ukraine says it will give up world's 3rd largest nuclear arsenal
1994 - Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan agrees to abolish trade tariffs
1995 - "Late Late Show" with Tom Snyder premieres on CBS at 12:30 AM
1996 - Israel frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners
1996 - Jimmy Johnson announced as new coach of Miami Dolphins
1997 - 1st Comet of 1997 Discovered: Comet 1997 A1
1997 - 4,000th episode of "Entertainment Tonight"
1997 - Dow Corning provides $295 billion to settle breast implant suits
1997 - Italy's new 1,000 lire coin shows divided Germany on map
1997 - "Rehersal," closes at Criterion Theater New York City
1997 - Right-winger Arnoldo Aleman sworn in as president of Nicaragua
1998 - 18th United Negro College Fund raises (rebroadcasted Jan 17th)


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