January 10: Day of the Week
January 10, 2017 was the 10th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 355 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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January 10 Historical Event(s)
- 49 BCJulius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war.
- 69Lucius Calpurnius Piso Licinianus is appointed by Galba to deputy Roman Emperor.
- 1072Robert Guiscard conquers Palermo.
- 1475Stephen III of Moldavia defeats the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vaslui.
- 1810Napoleon divorces his first wife Joséphine.
- 1920The Treaty of Versailles takes effect, officially ending World War I.
- 1946The United States Army Signal Corps successfully conducts Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the moon and receiving the reflected signals.
- 1946The first General Assembly of the United Nations opens in London. Fifty-one nations are represented.
- 1962Apollo Project: NASA announces plans to build the C-5 rocket launch vehicle. It became better known as the Saturn V Moon rocket, which launched every Apollo Moon mission.
- 20112010–2011 Queensland floods: Torrential rain in the Lockyer Valley region of South East Queensland, Australia causes severe flash flooding, killing 9 people.
Who were born on January 10?
- 1729Lazzaro Spallanzani, Italian biologist (d. 1799)
- 1776George Birkbeck, British academic (d. 1841)
- 1873George Orton, Canadian athlete (d. 1958)
- 1940Walter Hill, American film director
- 1943Jim Croce, American singer (d. 1973)
- 1945Edward Wiskoski, American wrestler
- 1964Tony Gardner, English actor
- 1966Murali Nair, Indian film director
- 1967Maciej Śliwowski, Polish footballer
- 1974Bob Peeters, Belgian footballer
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