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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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)

  • 1645
    Archbishop William Laud is beheaded at the Tower of London.
  • 1806
    Dutch settlers in Cape Town surrender to the British.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Florida secedes from the Union.
  • 1863
    The London Underground, the world’s oldest underground railway, opens between London Paddington station and Farringdon station.
  • 1920
    The Treaty of Versailles takes effect, officially ending World War I.
  • 1922
    Arthur Griffith is elected President of the Irish Free State.
  • 1923
    Lithuania seizes and annexes Memel.
  • 1954
    BOAC Flight 781 A de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1 explodes into the Tyrrhenian Sea killing 35 people.
  • 1972
    Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returns to the newly independent Bangladesh as president after spending over nine months in prison in Pakistan.
  • 1981
    Salvadoran Civil War: The FMLN launches its first major offensive, gaining control of most of Morazán and Chalatenango departments

Who were born on January 10?

  • 1480
    Margaret of Austria, Regent of the Netherlands (d. 1530)
  • 1776
    George Birkbeck, British academic (d. 1841)
  • 1849
    Robert Crosbie, Canadian theosophist (d. 1919)
  • 1919
    Milton Parker, American businessman (d. 2009)
  • 1922
    Hannelore Schroth, German actress (d. 1987)
  • 1939
    William Levy, Dutch writer
  • 1949
    James Lapine, American stage director
  • 1954
    John Gidman, English footballer
  • 1966
    Murali Nair, Indian film director
  • 1967
    Johan Laats, Belgian judoka

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