January 10: Day of the Week
January 10, 2021 was the 10th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 355 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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.
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January 10 Historical Event(s)
- 69Lucius Calpurnius Piso Licinianus is appointed by Galba to deputy Roman Emperor.
- 1870John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil.
- 1923Lithuania seizes and annexes Memel.
- 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.
- 1981Salvadoran Civil War: The FMLN launches its first major offensive, gaining control of most of Morazán and Chalatenango departments
- 1985Sandinista 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.
- 1999Sanjeev Nanda kills three policemen in New Delhi with his car, an act for which he was later acquitted, resulting in a sharp drop in public confidence in the Indian legal system.
- 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.
- 20112010–2011 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?
- 1812Georg Hermann Nicolai, German architect (d. 1881)
- 1917Hilde Krahl, Austrian actress (d. 1999)
- 1927Johnnie Ray, American singer (d. 1990)
- 1931Peter Barnes, English writer (d. 2004)
- 1948Teresa Graves, American actress and singer (d. 2002)
- 1959Fran Walsh, New Zealand screenwriter
- 1960Benoît Pelletier, Canadian politician
- 1976Adam Kennedy, American baseball player
- 1986Abigail Clancy, English model
- 1986Chen Jin, Chinese badminton player
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