On This Day in History, January 10

Do you enjoy reading the world’s most interesting facts? We have compiled some historical facts of events that happened in history on January 10.

Here, read to gain knowledge!

  • 1917 – A Wild West legend commonly known as Buffalo Bill died.
  • 1917 – The “Silent Sentinels” first protested outside The White House, in Washington led by Alice Paul and the National Woman’s Party
  • 1944 – The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 ( GI Bill of Rights ) was passed by Congress.
  • 1946 – The first General Assembly of the United Nations, comprising 51 nations, convened at Westminster Central Hall in London.
  • 1949 – The first vinyl record (45 rpm) was introduced by RCA as Columbia released the first vinyl record at 33.3 rpm.
  • 1953 – Pat Benatar an American singer-songwriter was born on this day.
  • 1957 – Harold Macmillan accepted the Queen’s invitation to become British prime minister.
  • 1958 – Jerry Lee Lewis’s “Great Balls of Fire” reached #1 on the UK pop charts.
  • 1971 – One of the most famous fashion designers, Gabrielle “Choco” Chanel, died.
  • 1974 – Secretary of State Henry Kissinger asked all oil-consuming nations to work together to increase oil supplies and solve the world’s energy shortage.
  • 1985– An explosion caused by a gas blast killed eight people in a block of flats in Putney, south-west London.
  • 1996- King Hussein of Jordan made his first public visit to Israel’s largest city, Tel Aviv, in the latest indication of the new diplomatic ties between both countries.
  • 1999– “The Sopranos”, starring James Gandolfini as mobster Tony Soprano, debuted on HBO.
  • 2004– A joint automobile venture was reported to be established in the Czech Republic.
  • 2005– British Petroleum Company, sent 1.6 Mil GBP to Southeastern Asia to aid those who were affected by the earthquake and tsunami that occurred this month.
  • 2007– The Transaero Russian airline, set out to commission a new airline.
  • 2010– China set to become the world’s largest exporting nation.
  • 2012– Scottish first minister, Alex Salmond, called for a referendum on Scottish independence to be held in 2014.
  • 2013- A teacher and a campus supervisor, in California, successfully talked a student out of a shooting spree.
  • 2014- Tel Aviv revealed a Holocaust Memorial dedicated to gay and lesbian victims, becoming the first city in Israel to do so.

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