2021 January

January 10: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on January 10

January 10th is celebrated as Houseplant Appreciation Day and Peculiar People Day.

Welcome to day ten, you’ve just made it to another milestone in the new year. Keep going!

Everyone who was born on January 10 shares the same zodiac sign, Capricorn.

Here you will unearth fun facts all about January 10, as well as some important key turning points in history. You’ll also discover some less important events that occurred on this day including TV facts and celebrity gossip!

Did you know that on this day in 1863, the London Underground was opened? It’s the world’s oldest underground railway system.

Keep reading for more facts about January 10th in history!

What Happened On January 10 In History?

2018

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ worth reached $106 billion on this day.

With only Bill Gates passing $100 billion USD in 1999, this made Bezos the second man on Earth worth over $1 billion.
2015

A large group of people were poisoned at a funeral in Mozambique.

Mourners at a funeral drank crocodile bile spiked beers. 169 people were hospitalized and 72 lost their lives.
1999

The Sopranos aired for the first time on HBO.

1999

The Sopranos, the hit American crime drama, debuted on HBO.

1990

China lifted martial law.

The law was imposed after the death of 10,000 protesters at the Tiananmen Square massacre.
1982

Petra Schneider set a world record by swimming 1,500 meters freestyle in just 15:43:31.

1870

Standard Oil Company was created by John D. Rockefeller in Cleveland, Ohio.

Source Sutori
1863

London Underground was opened, making it the world’s oldest underground railway system.

OTD in 1863: London Underground was opened
The line originally only ran from London Paddington and Farringdon.
Source BBC
1839

Indian Assam Tea was brought to the United Kingdom for the very first time.

OTD in 1839: Indian Assam Tea was brought to the United Kingdom for the very first time.
1642

King Charles I and the Queen fled from London to Oxford, Hampton Court.

He and his family had to escape London after he unsuccessfully attempted to overthrow the House of Commons by trying to arrest five members of parliament.