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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)

  • 1475
    Stephen III of Moldavia defeats the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vaslui.
  • 1806
    Dutch settlers in Cape Town surrender to the British.
  • 1810
    Napoleon divorces his first wife Joséphine.
  • 1901
    The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas.
  • 1941
    World War II: The Greek army captures Kleisoura.
  • 1946
    The United States Army Signal Corps successfully conducts Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the moon and receiving the reflected signals.
  • 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.
  • 1999
    Sanjeev 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.
  • 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?

  • 1903
    Voldemar Väli, Estonian wrestler (d. 1997)
  • 1913
    Gustáv Husák, President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1991)
  • 1936
    Robert Woodrow Wilson, American physicist, radio astronomer, Nobel laureate
  • 1938
    Willie McCovey, American baseball player
  • 1951
    Nicolas Philibert, French film director
  • 1982
    Julien Brellier, French footballer
  • 1985
    Abdulkader Dakka, Syrian footballer
  • 1986
    Abigail Clancy, English model
  • 1986
    Kenneth Vermeer, Dutch footballer
  • 1990
    Wilhelm Ingves, Finnish footballer

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