What Happened On This Day – 10 January
1946 The first General Assembly of the United Nations opens
51 nations were represented on that day.
1929 The first Adventures of Tintin comic book is published
Hergé's books became hugely popular in Europe and the rest of the world.
1920 The Treaty of Versailles takes effect
Although a ceasefire had been in place since November 11, 1918, World War I officially ended with the Treaty of Versailles.
1863 London Underground opens
“The Tube” is the world's oldest underground railway.
1776 Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense
The pamphlet argued for freedom from British rule and it helped spark the American Revolutionary War.
Births On This Day – 10 January
1987 César Cielo
1960 Brian Cowen
Irish politician, 12th Taoiseach of Ireland
1953 Pat Benatar
1949 George Foreman
1945 Rod Stewart
Deaths On This Day – 10 January
2016 David Bowie
English singer-songwriter, producer, actor
1976 Howlin' Wolf
American singer-songwriter, musician
1971 Coco Chanel
French fashion designer, founded the Chanel Company
1862 Samuel Colt
American inventor, industrialist, founded the Colt's Manufacturing Company
1778 Carl Linnaeus
Swedish botanist, physician, zoologist