10. January

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January 20, 2022

January 10 is the tenth day of the year. There are 355 days left in the year (356 in leap years).

Name day

Sigmund and Sigrun

History

49 BC - Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon and thereby exceeds his powers and declares war on the Senate. 1806 - The Dutch in Cape Town surrender to the British. 1810 - The marriage between Napoleon and Joséphine de Beauharnais is annulled. 1863 - The first section of the London Underground opens (from Paddington to Farringdon Street). 1901 - The first major oil spill is discovered in Beaumont, Texas. 1920 - Settlement after World War I: The League of Nations approves the Treaty of Versailles. 1920 - The free city of Danzig is established. 1922 - Arthur Griffith is elected President of the Irish Free State. 1923 - Lithuania annexes Memel. 1927 - Fritz Lang's film Metropolis premieres. 1929 - The cartoon character Tintin, created by Hergé, makes his debut. 1946 - The UN holds its first General Assembly. 1957 - Harold Macmillan becomes British Prime Minister. 1984 - US and Vatican establish diplomatic relations. 1989 - Cuban troops begin withdrawing from Angola. 1990 - Time Warner is created following a merger between Time Inc. and Warner Communications Inc. 2000 - America Online (AOL) acquires Time Warner for $ 162 billion, the largest acquisition of a company in history.

Norsk historie

1851 - The Norwegian Book Dealers' Association is founded. 1891 - Sulitelma Aktiebolags Gruber was founded in Helsingborg. 1902 - Avisa Nordlys publishes its first issue. 1956 - Cargo ship "Sirabuen" from Utsira is on a journey from Dunkirk to Malmö with potatoes, as it sinks after a collision with a Brazilian ship "Loide-Venezuela" off Den Helder. Of the crew of eight, seven die. 1957 - LO and NAF enter into an agreement on unemployment benefits during illness.

Births

See more who were born on January 10 in Category: Births on January 10. 1800 - Lars Levi Læstadius, Swedish priest and botanist (d. 1861) 1834 - William Copeland, Norwegian-American entrepreneur (d. 1902) 1845 - Jørund Telnes, Norwegian author and politician (d. 1892) 1917 - Jerry Wexler, American music journalist and producer (d. 2008) 1918 - Arthur Chung, Guyanese president (d. 2008) 1920 - Rut Brandt, Norwegian-German first lady (d. 2006) 1922 - Lasse Kolstad, Norwegian actor (d. 2012) 1922 - Billy Liddell, Scottish footballer (d. 2001) 1924 - Max Roach, American jazz musician (d. 2007) 1931 - Per Lekang, Norwegian actor (d. 1986) 1938 - Donald Knuth, American mathematician and computer engineer 1939 - Scott McKenzie, American singer (d. 2012) 1942 - Thore Hansen, Norwegian author and illustrator 1942 - Bjørn Stendahl, Norwegian architect and jazz historian 1945 - Rod Stewart, British musician 1947 - Peer Steinbrück, German Politician and Minister of Finance 1949 - George Foreman, American boxer 1955 - Yasmina Khadra, Algerian author 1967 - Jan Åge Fjørtoft, Norwegian football player 1972 - Thomas Alsgaard, Norwegian cross-country skier 1978 - Lars Joakim Ringom, Norwegian reality participant 1985 - Anette Sagen, Norwegian ski jumper 1987 - César Cielo, Brazilian swimmer 1992 - Emmanuel Frimpong, Ghanaian footballer

Deaths

See more who died January 10 in Category: Deaths January 10. 1692 - Robert Boyle, Irish philosopher, physicist and chemist (b. 1627) 1778 - Carl von Linné, Swedish botanist (b. 1707) 1862 - Samuel Colt, American inventor (b. 1814) 1895 - Wilhelm Arndt, German historian and paleographer (b. 1838) 1899 - Martin Andreas Udbye, Norwegian composer (b. 1820) 1904 - Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (b. 1824) 1906 - William Rainey Harper, American academic (b. 1856) 1934 - Marinus van der Lubbe, Dutch communist (b. 1909) 1951 - Sinclair Lewis, American author (b. 1885) 1961 - Dashiell Hammett, American author (b. 1894) 1971 - Coco Chanel, French fashion designer (b. 1883) 1972 - Sverre Jordan, Norwegian cow

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