January 10: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On January 10, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts that occurred throughout history. The tenth day of the Gregorian calendar is January 10th. On this day, Wang Mang seizes the Han dynasty throne and establishes the Xin dynasty, Thomas Paine publishes “Common Sense,” and German filmmaker Fritz Lang releases “Metropolis,” a future film.

Capricorn is the zodiac sign for January 10th. Rod Stewart, George Foreman, and Pat Benatar all have famous birthdays. National Cut Your Energy Costs Day is observed on January 10th.


(January 10, 1901)
At Spindletop near Beaumont, Texas, the first huge Texas oil gusher is discovered. photo source:


(January 10, 1946)
Project Diana, in which the US Army Signal Corps bounces radio waves off the Moon and receives the reflected signals, is a success. photo source:

(January 10, 1949)
George Foreman, an American boxer, was born in Marshall, Texas, and became the world's oldest heavyweight champion in 1994. photo source:

(January 10, 1966)
The Tashkent Declaration was a signed peace deal between India and Pakistan that ended the 1965 Indo-Pakistani War.

(January 10, 1984)
After over 117 years, the United States and the Holy See (Vatican City) re-establish full diplomatic ties, overturning the US Congress's 1867 ban on public support for such a diplomatic representative.


(January 10, 2016)
David Bowie, a British singer, songwriter, and actor best known for his metamorphic personae (on and offstage), sudden switches in musical genres, and reputation as a fashion icon, died in New York City. photo source:

(Died on January 10, 2020)
Qaboos bin Said, Ruler Of Oman (b. 1940).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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