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Friday January 10, 2020

January 10: Day of the Week

January 10, 2020 was the 10th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 356 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1776
    Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense.
  • 1806
    Dutch settlers in Cape Town surrender to the British.
  • 1863
    The London Underground, the world’s oldest underground railway, opens between London Paddington station and Farringdon station.
  • 1916
    Erzerum Offensive during World War I, Russian victory over Ottoman Empire.
  • 1941
    World War II: The Greek army captures Kleisoura.
  • 1946
    The first General Assembly of the United Nations opens in London. Fifty-one nations are represented.
  • 1954
    BOAC Flight 781 A de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1 explodes into the Tyrrhenian Sea killing 35 people.
  • 1984
    The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations after 117 years.
  • 1985
    Sandinista Daniel Ortega becomes president of Nicaragua and vows to continue the transformation to socialism and alliance with the Soviet Union and Cuba; American policy continues to support the Contras in their revolt against the Nicaraguan government.
  • 2005
    A 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?

  • 1628
    George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English statesman (d. 1687)
  • 1715
    Christian August Crusius, German philosopher and theologian (d. 1775)
  • 1745
    Isaac Titsingh, Dutch diplomat (d. 1812)
  • 1918
    Les Bennett, English footballer (d. 1999)
  • 1926
    Musallam Bseiso, Palestinian journalist and politician
  • 1938
    Willie McCovey, American baseball player
  • 1939
    Scott McKenzie, American singer
  • 1951
    Paul DiMaggio, American educator
  • 1960
    Benoît Pelletier, Canadian politician
  • 1974
    Andrey Korneyev, Russian swimmer

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