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Calendar for January 10th, 2013

1770s

  • 1776: Thomas Paine published Common Sense, a pamphlet calling for indepedence from England

  • Died 1778: Carolus Linnaeus (botanist)

  • 1860s

  • 1861: Florida seceded from the Union (U.S. Civil War)

  • 1863: The first line of London's underground transportation system opened

  • 1870s

  • 1870: Standard Oil Company was incorporated

  • 1880s

  • Born 1882: Aleksei Nikolaevich Tolstoy (novelist)

  • Born 1887: Robinson Jeffers (poet)

  • 1890s

  • Born 1892: Dumas Malone (author)

  • 1900s

  • 1901: Spindletop, the first great Texas oil strike, was discovered

  • Born 1904: Ray Bolger (actor)

  • 1910s

  • 1911: First aerial photography

  • Born 1915: Dean Dixon (musician)

  • Died 1917: Buffalo Bill Cody (frontiersman)

  • 1920s

  • 1920: League of Nations founded

  • 1923: Juan de la Cierva demonstrated the first autogyro in Spain

  • Born 1927: Gisele MacKenzie (singer & actress)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1935: Sherill Eustance Milnes (opera singer)

  • Born 1938: Frank Mahovlich (hockey player)

  • Born 1939: Sal Mineo (actor)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1942: Jim Croce (singer)

  • Born 1945: Rod Stewart (singer)

  • 1946: First UN General Assembly met in London

  • 1946: World's first communication through space occurred when radar pulses from Fort Monmouth, NJ, echoed from the Moon

  • 1949: Columbia Inc. and Radio Corp. of America introduced 33 1/3 rpm and 45 rpm vinyl records

  • Born 1949: George Foreman (boxer)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1952: Pat Benatar (singer)

  • 1956: Elvis Presley's first million-selling record, "Heartbreak Hotel," recorded

  • 1960s

  • Born 1961: Evan Handler (actor)

  • 1961: Two African American students were admitted to the University of Georgia, marking the first step toward racial integration of the state's public school system

  • Died 1961: Dashiell Hammett (author of detective stories, including The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man)

  • 1966: State Representative Julian Bond was denied a seat in the Georgia legislature because of his opposition to the Vietnam War

  • 1970s

  • 1971: Masterpiece Theater made its television debut

  • 1980s

  • Died 1981: Richard Boone (actor)

  • Born 1982: Josh Ryan Evans (actor)

  • 1984: U.S. and the Vatican reestablished full diplomatic relations after more than 100 years

  • 1985: Daniel Ortega inaugurated for a 6 year term as president of Nicaragua

  • 1990s

  • 1991: Judy Sweet became the first woman elected NCAA president

  • 2010s

  • Died 2011: John Dye (actor)


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