Daily Calendar for Friday, January 10, 2025


  • Carolus Linnaeus (botanist) –
  • Buffalo Bill Cody (frontiersman) –
  • Sinclair Lewis (novelist) –
  • Dashiell Hammett (author of detective stories, including The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man) –
  • Richard Boone (actor) –
  • John Dye (actor) –
  • David Bowie (musician) –


  • Aleksei Nikolaevich Tolstoy (novelist) –
  • Robinson Jeffers (poet) –
  • Dumas Malone (author) –
  • Ray Bolger (actor) –
  • Dean Dixon (musician) –
  • Gisele MacKenzie (singer & actress) –
  • Sherill Eustance Milnes (opera singer) –
  • Frank Mahovlich (hockey player) –
  • Sal Mineo (actor) –
  • Jim Croce (singer) –
  • Rod Stewart (singer) –
  • George Foreman (boxer) –
  • Pat Benatar (singer) –
  • Evan Handler (actor) –
  • Josh Ryan Evans (actor) –


  • Thomas Paine published Common Sense, a pamphlet calling for independence from England –
  • Florida seceded from the Union (U.S. Civil War)–
  • The first line of London’s underground transportation system opened–
  • Standard Oil Company was incorporated–
  • Spindletop, the first great Texas oil strike, was discovered–
  • First aerial photography–
  • League of Nations founded–
  • Juan de la Cierva demonstrated the first autogyro in Spain–
  • World’s first communication through space occurred when radar pulses from Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, echoed from the Moon–
  • First UN General Assembly met in London–
  • Columbia Inc. and Radio Corp. of America introduced 33 1/3 rpm and 45 rpm vinyl records–
  • Elvis Presley made his first recording in Nashville— Heartbreak Hotel was the A side, I Was The One was the B-side–
  • 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–
  • State Representative Julian Bond was denied a seat in the Georgia legislature because of his opposition to the Vietnam War–
  • Masterpiece Theater made its television debut–
  • U.S. and the Vatican reestablished full diplomatic relations after more than 100 years–
  • Daniel Ortega inaugurated for a 6 year term as president of Nicaragua–
  • Judy Sweet became the first woman elected NCAA president–


  • The temperature in Charleston, South Carolina, dropped from 70F to 26F. The next morning, it plummeted to 15F.–
  • Charleston, South Carolina, received 10 inches of snow–
  • The Big Snow in central New York State dropped up to 60 inches–
  • Temperature dropped 47 degrees in 15 minutes at Rapid City, South Dakota–
  • Rochester, New York, had its coldest morning since January 16, 1994, with a record -12 degrees F–
  • Boston’s Logan International Airport recorded a low of -3 degrees F, 2 degrees chillier than the previous record for January 10, set in 1875. It was the city’s coldest day since January 16, 1994, when thermometers registered -4 degrees–
  • A huge mudslide crashed down on homes in the tiny town of La Conchita, about 70 miles northwest of Los Angeles–
  • Vancouver had 23 consecutive days of rain–

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