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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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.
January 10 Historical Event(s)
- 236Pope Fabian succeeds Anterus as the twentieth pope of Rome.
- 1475Stephen III of Moldavia defeats the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vaslui.
- 1645Archbishop William Laud is beheaded at the Tower of London.
- 1863The London Underground, the world’s oldest underground railway, opens between London Paddington station and Farringdon station.
- 1901The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas.
- 1916Erzerum Offensive during World War I, Russian victory over Ottoman Empire.
- 1920The Treaty of Versailles takes effect, officially ending World War I.
- 1954BOAC Flight 781 A de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1 explodes into the Tyrrhenian Sea killing 35 people.
- 1972Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returns to the newly independent Bangladesh as president after spending over nine months in prison in Pakistan.
- 2005A mudslide occurs in La Conchita, California, killing 10 people, injuring many more and closing U.S. Route 101, the main coastal corridor between San Francisco and Los Angeles, for 10 days.
Who were born on January 10?
- 1573Simon Marius, German astronomer (d. 1624)
- 1840Louis Nazaire Bégin, Canadian archbishop and cardinal (d. 1925)
- 1865Mary Ingalls, sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder (d. 1928)
- 1903Voldemar Väli, Estonian wrestler (d. 1997)
- 1904Ray Bolger, American actor and dancer (d. 1987)
- 1921Tasso Kavadia, Greek actress (d. 2010)
- 1939Sal Mineo, American actor (d. 1976)
- 1940Ntare VI of Ankole, Omugabe of Nkole
- 1960Brian Cowen, Taoiseach of Ireland
- 1979Bodo Sieber, German rugby player
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