January 10 – On This Day In History

10 January

 

What happened today in history?

  • 1776 Common Sense published by Thomas Paine.
  • 1863London Underground opens (between Paddington and Farringdon)
  • 1920World War 1 officially ended by the Treaty of Versailles taking effect.
  • 1929The Adventures of Tintin is published for the first time (in Belgium).

Who was born today?

  • 1945 – Rod Stewart – English-Scottish singer-songwriter.
  • 1949 – George Foreman – American boxer.

 

Who died today?

  • 1778 – Carolus Linnaeus – Swedish botanist.
  • 1862 – Samuel Colt – American businessman.
  • 1917 – Buffalo Bill – American soldier and hunter.
  • 1971 – Coco Chanel – French designer (founder of Chanel).
  • 1976 – Howlin’ Wolf – American singer-songwriter.

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