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.
January 10 Historical Event(s)
- 1810Napoleon divorces his first wife Joséphine.
- 1861American Civil War: Florida secedes from the Union.
- 1870John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil.
- 1901The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas.
- 1923Lithuania seizes and annexes Memel.
- 1941World War II: The Greek army captures Kleisoura.
- 1946The first General Assembly of the United Nations opens in London. Fifty-one nations are represented.
- 1954BOAC Flight 781 A de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1 explodes into the Tyrrhenian Sea killing 35 people.
- 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.
- 1984The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations after 117 years.
Who were born on January 10?
- 1715Christian August Crusius, German philosopher and theologian (d. 1775)
- 1887Robinson Jeffers, American poet (d. 1962)
- 1917Jerry Wexler, American record producer (d. 2008)
- 1927Otto Stich, Swiss politician
- 1939Jared Carter, American poet
- 1972Mohammed Benzakour, Dutch writer
- 1974Clinton O'Brien, Australian rugby league player
- 1986Chen Jin, Chinese badminton player
- 1988Vladimir Zharkov, Russian ice hockey player
- 1990Tao Li, Singaporean swimmer
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