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 interesting facts about January 10th in history!
What Happened On January 10 In History?
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.
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.
The Sopranos, the hit American crime drama, debuted on HBO.
China lifted martial law.
The law was imposed after the death of 10,000 protesters at the Tiananmen Square massacre.
Petra Schneider set a world record by swimming 1,500 meters freestyle in just 15:43:31.
Standard Oil Company was created by John D. Rockefeller in Cleveland, Ohio.
London Underground was opened, making it the world’s oldest underground railway system.
The line originally only ran from London Paddington and Farringdon.
Indian Assam Tea was brought to the United Kingdom for the very first time.
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.
Stephen III of Moldavia defeated the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vaslui.
Pope Fabian succeeded Anterus and became the twentieth pope of Rome.