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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)

  • 1645
    Archbishop William Laud is beheaded at the Tower of London.
  • 1776
    Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense.
  • 1810
    Napoleon divorces his first wife Joséphine.
  • 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.
  • 1870
    John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil.
  • 1901
    The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas.
  • 1981
    Salvadoran Civil War: The FMLN launches its first major offensive, gaining control of most of Morazán and Chalatenango departments
  • 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.
  • 2011
    2010–2011 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?

  • 1892
    Melchior Wańkowicz, Polish writer (d. 1974)
  • 1912
    Maria Mandel, Austrian Auschwitz prison guard (d. 1948)
  • 1913
    Mehmet Shehu, Albanian politician (d. 1981)
  • 1918
    Arthur Chung, President of Guyana (d. 2008)
  • 1927
    Johnnie Ray, American singer (d. 1990)
  • 1935
    Georg Katzer, German composer
  • 1943
    Jantzen Derrick, English footballer
  • 1953
    Pat Benatar, American singer
  • 1985
    Craig Lewis, American cyclist
  • 1986
    Hideaki Ikematsu, Japanese footballer

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