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On This Day in History, January 10

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.

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

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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