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1928Soviet Union orders exile of Leon Trotsky

1958Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" reaches #1 on the UK pop charts

1982"The Catch" - iconic moment in NFL history - Dwight Clark makes a fingertip catch for a touchdown from Joe Montana with 58 seconds left (SF 49ers win the game and go on to win the Super Bowl)

1776"Common Sense" Pamphlet by Thomas Paine, published advocating American independence

19431st US pres to visit a foreign country in wartime-FDR leaves for Casablanca, Morocco

1939Bradman hits 186 SA v Qld before Christ catches him at short-leg

2011Ian McKellen officially confirms that he will reprise the role of Gandalf in "The Hobbit" film adaptations

200632nd People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Motion Picture) and Ray Romano & Jennifer Garner win (TV)

1957Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick rules Bing Crosby can keep token stock in the Det Tigers, even though he owns part of Pittsburgh Pirates

1663King Charles II affirms charter of Royal African Company

1996Jimmy Johnson announced as new coach of Miami Dolphins

1870John D Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil

1845Poets Elizabeth Barrett & Robert Browning begin corresponding

49 BCJulius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war.

1642King Charles I & family flee London for Oxford

2011Lionel Messi wins the inaugural FIFA Ballon d'Or, for being the best football player in 2010

January 10th Historical Events
Date Event
49
Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war. 
BC
AD
69
Roman emperor Galba adopts Marcus Piso Licinianus as Caesar 
236
St Fabian begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
1072
Robert Guiscard conquers Palermo 
1356
German emperor Charles I delegates Golden Degree 
1429
Order of Golden Fleece established in Austria-Hungary & Spain 
1430
Order of the Guilder forms 
1475
Stephen III of Moldavia defeats the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vaslui. 
1514
Complutensian New Testament in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek & Latin finished 
1550
1st sitting of "Vurige Chamber" in Paris 
1642
King Charles I & family flee London for Oxford 
1663
King Charles II affirms charter of Royal African Company 
1731
Charles Farnese becomes duke of Parma/Piacenza 
1776
"Common Sense" Pamphlet by Thomas Paine, published advocating American independence 
1799
Friedrich von Schiller's "Die Piccolomini," premieres in Weimar 
1806
Dutch in Capetown surrender to British 
1808
Herman Daendels succeeds A Wiese as gov-gen of Neth Indies 
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 starts 
1845
Poets Elizabeth Barrett & Robert Browning begin corresponding 
1853
Charles Reade's "Gold," premieres in London 
1861
Fort Jackson & Fort Philip are taken over by LA state troops (US Civil War) 
1861
US forts & property seized by Mississippi 
1861
Florida secedes from the Union (US Civil War) 
1862
Battle of Big Sandy River, KY (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 
1870
Georgia legislature reconvenes 
1870
John D Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil 
1878
US 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 & 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 & Brussels 
1900
Lord Roberts & Lord Kitchener reach Capetown 
1901
Oil discovered in Texas 
1902
Alphons Diepenbrock's "Te Deum" premieres (Amsterdam) 
1902
Although it has professed neutrality in the Boer War, German Chancellor von Bulow joins others in attacking British actions in South Africa 
1906
The British and French begin consultations on military and naval issues 
1910
1st international air meet in US held, in LA 
1910
Lunt-Fontanne Theater (Globe) opens at 205 W 46th St NYC 
1911
1st photo in US taken from an airplane, San Diego 
1911
Honduras signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified) 
1911
Trumper scored double cricket ton v 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 NY) 
1914
1st edition of Hague's Post under SF van Oss, published 
1914
Oscar Mathisen skates world record 500 m in 43.7 sec in Oslo 
1914
Yuan Shih-k'ai, president of the new Chinese republic, dissolves parliament and prepares a constitution of his own design: he will set himself up as dictator, preparatory to an attempt to make himself emperor 
1916
Russian offensive in Kaukasus 
1916
In retaliation for President Wilson's recognition of the Carranza government, members of Pacho Villa's revolutionary army take 17 American mining engineers from a train and shoot 16 of them in cold blood 
1917
The Allied Governments respond to US President Wilson's December 1916 note, giving their terms for ending the war 
1920
Mont Canadiens (14) & Tor St Patricks (7) score NHL record 21 goals 
1920
Silver reaches record $1.37 an ounce 
1923
Last US troops leave Rhineland (Germany) 
1923
Lithuania seizes & annexes country of Memel 
1925
France-Saarland forms 
1925
Miriam (Ma) Ferguson sworn in as TX gov, nation's 2nd woman governor 
1927
Fritz Lang's Metropolis premieres 
1928
G/I Gershwin/Romberg/Wodehouse's musical "Rosalie," premieres in NYC 
1928
Soviet Union orders exile of Leon Trotsky 
1929
Elmer Rice's "Street Scene," premieres in NYC 
1930
Commencement of NZ's 1st Test, v England Christchurch 
1930
Maurice Allom takes Test hat-trick England v NZ Christchurch 
1930
Mordovian Autonomous Region in RSFSR constituted 
1931
Phila Quakers defeat Montreal, ends NHL-record 15-game losing streak 
1932
"Mickey Mouse" & "Silly Symphony" comics syndicated 
1932
"Pete the Tramp" cartoon strip by C D Russell debuts 
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 NYC 
1939
Bradman hits 186 SA v Qld before Christ catches him at short-leg 
1941
Joseph Kesselring's "Arsenic & Old Lace," premieres in NYC 
1941
Seyss-Inquart begins registration of Jews 
1941
World War II: The Greek army captures Kleisoura. 
1942
Japan invades North-Celebes, Neth Indies 
1943
Russian offensive against German 6th/4th Armies near Stalingrad 
1943
1st US pres to visit a foreign country in wartime-FDR leaves for Casablanca, Morocco 
1944
1st mobile electric power plant delivered, Phila 
1944
British troops conquer Maungdaw, Burma 
1945
LA Railway (with 5 streetcar lines) forced to close 
1945
No one is elected to baseball's Hall of Fame 
1946
UN General Assembly meets for 1st time (London) 
1946
US Army establishes 1st radar contact with Moon, Belmar, NJ 
1947
"Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 725 performances 
1947
British stop ships Independence & In-Gathering from landing in Israel 
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 NYC 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
UN headquarters opens in Manhattan NY 
1952
Jean Anouilh's "La valse des toréadors," premieres in Paris 
1953
"My Darlin' Aida" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 89 perfs 
1953
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Archibald MacLeish 
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 & Harold Macmillan becomes PM Britain 
1957
Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick rules Bing Crosby can keep token stock in the Det Tigers, even though he owns part of Pittsburgh Pirates 
1958
Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" reaches #1 on the UK pop charts 
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 & kill 3,500 
1964
Battles between moslems & hindus in Calcutta 
1964
Panama severs diplomatic relations with US 
1964
US 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 & Pakistan sign peace accord 
1966
Julian Bond denied seat in Ga legislature for opposing Vietnam War 
1967
Edward Brooke, takes (Sen-R-Mass) seat as 1st popular elected black 
1967
Lester Maddox inaugurated as governor of Georgia 
1967
PBS (the National Educational TV) begins as a 70 station network 
1968
US Surveyor 7 lands near lunar crater Tycho 
1969
Pirate Radio Station Free Derby begins operation by Northern Ireland 
1969
Sweden (1st Western country) recognizes North Vietnam 
1969
USSR's Venera 6 launched for parachute landing on Venus 
1970
Preview Center Opens 
1971
"Light, Lively & Yiddish" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 87 perfs 
1971
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Richard Wilbur 
1971
Members of the Irish Republican Army carry out a 'punishment attack' by tarring and feathering 4 men accused of criminal activities in Catholic areas of Belfast 
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
Last broadcast of "Rockford Files" on NBC 
1980
Jim Stewart, Bruin's rookie goalie allows 3 goals in his 1st 4 mins & a total of 5 in 1st period; he never again plays in NHL 
1981
El Salvador guerrilla group FMLN opens "general offensive" 
1981
John Severin sets 100-mi unicycle speed record, 9 h 21 m 
1982
-17°F (27.2°C) in Braemar Grampian (equals UK record) 
1982
"Freezer Bowl", Bengals beat Chargers in -59°F (-51°C) to win AFC championship 
1982
Petra Schneider swims world record 1500 m freestyle (15:43.31) 
1982
"The Catch" - iconic moment in NFL history - Dwight Clark makes a fingertip catch for a touchdown from Joe Montana with 58 seconds left (SF 49ers win the game and go on to win the Super Bowl) 
1983
NY Supreme Court issues a preliminary injunction barring NY 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, & D Drysdale elected to Hall of Fame 
1984
US 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 US 
1986
STS 61-C mission scrubbed T -9m because of bad weather at Kennedy 
1988
"Don't Get God Started" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 86 perfs 
1990
"Les Miserables," opens at Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore 
1990
China lifts martial law (imposed after Tiananmen Square massacre) 
1990
NCAA approves random drug testing for college football players 
1991
Japan ends routine fingerprinting of all adult ethnic Koreans 
1991
US Congress begins debate on Persian Gulf crisis 
1992
8th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins 
1993
"My Favorite Year" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 37 perfs 
1993
"Sea Gull" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 48 performances 
1993
Maiden flight of Ultrair (Houston to LA) 
1994
Trial of Lorena Bobbitt who cut off her husband's penis, begins 
1994
Ukraine says it will give up world's 3rd largest nuclear arsenal 
1994
Uzbekistan & 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
"Rehersal," closes at Criterion Theater NYC 
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
Right-winger Arnoldo Aleman sworn in as president of Nicaragua 
1998
18th United Negro College Fund raises (rebroadcasted Jan 17th) 
1999
25th People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Sandra Bullock win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Helen Hunt win (TV) 
1999
Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook) achieves his third UK No.1 single with 'Praise You' 
1999
"The Sopranos", starring James Gandolfini as mobster Tony Soprano, debuts on HBO 
2001
A large piece of the chalk cliff at Beachy Head collapses into the sea. 
2001
The White House announces it will not designate the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a national monument; environmentalist groups had been pressing for national monument status for the ANWR to prevent oil drilling 
2005
A mudslide occurs in La Conchita, California, killing 10 people, injuring many more and closing the Highway 101, the main coastal corridor between San Francisco and Los Angeles, for 10 days. 
2006
32nd People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Motion Picture) and Ray Romano & Jennifer Garner win (TV) 
2010
The US economy is expected to get worse with more job cuts, it is reported today 
2011
Lionel Messi wins the inaugural FIFA Ballon d'Or, for being the best football player in 2010 
2011
Ian McKellen officially confirms that he will reprise the role of Gandalf in "The Hobbit" film adaptations 
2013
81 people are killed and 120 are wounded by a twin bombing in Quetta, Pakistan 
2013
39th People's Choice Awards: Robert Downey, Jr & Jennifer Lawrence win (Movie Star) and Nathan Fillion & Ellen Pompeo win (TV Drama) 
2017
Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win Fifa best player award 
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