10 January

1863 : Opening of the London Underground


On January 10, 1863, the London Underground is open to the public between London Paddington station and Farringdon station. The London Underground stations has now 270 stations and 402 km of track. It is the second largest metro in the world.

1920 : Treaty of Versailles comes into effect


On January 10, 1920, the Versailles Treaty came into effect, ending the First World War. On January 10, 1920, took also effect the creation of the League of Nations after the Covenant of the League of Nations was ratified by 42 states. The League of Nations was an organization created to arbitrate international disputes and avoid future wars, which did not avoid future wars and was replaced at the end of the second World War by the United Nations.

1946 : First UN Meeting


The first UN General Assembly, comprising 51 countries, met at Westminster Central Hall in London.

1962 : Mount Huascaran avalanche


An avalanche on Mount Huascaran in Peru destroyed 6 villages killing between 3000 and 4000 people.

: 10 January

Victor Hugo
At the most hideous thing mix a religious idea, it will become holy and pure. Attach God on the gallows, you have the cross.

: 10 January

John Alexander Macdonald, first Prime Minister of Canada (1815)
Charles Ingalls, Father of Laura Ingalls Wilder (1836)
Frank James, Outlaw (1843)
Mary Ingalls, Sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder (1865)
Aleksei Nikolaevich Tolstoi, Russian writer (1883)
Bernard Lee, Actor (1908)
Paul Henreid, Austrian actor (1908)
Georges Marchal, French actor (1920)
Ludmilla Chiriaeff, Dancer, choreographer (1924)
Robert Woodrow Wilson, American physicist (1936)
Stephen E. Ambrose, American historian (1936)
Sal Mineo, Actor (1939)
Rod Stewart, Singer (1945)
Bernard Thvenet, Cyclist (1948)
Antonio Muoz Molina, Spanish writer (1956)
Thomas Alsgaard, Norwegian cross-country skier (1972)
Sarah Shahi, Actress (1980)
Csar Cielo, Brazilian swimmer (1987)

Ils nous ont quitt un 10 January

William F. Cody, Buffalo Bill (1917)
Sinclair Lewis, Writer (1951)
Gabriela Mistral, Writer (1957)
Dashiell Hammett, Writer (1961)
Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, Designer (1971)
Richard Boone, Actor (1981)
Jaroslav Seifert, Writer (1986)
Elspeth Huxley, Journalist and writer (1997)
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