A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on January 10th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On January 10, 49 B.C., Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon River as he marched toward the city of Rome with his legions.
On January 10, 1776, the pamphlet Common Sense by American patriot Thomas Paine was published.
On January 10, 1810, Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French, divorced Josephine, Empress of the French, the only woman Napoleon ever really loved.
On January 10, 1927, Austrian/German filmmaking legend Fritz Lang released his movie based on a story by Thea von Harbou called Metropolis, a dystopian view of the future in which enormous differences exist between social classes.
On January 10, 1927, Fritz Lang’s classic film Metropolis was released in Germany.
On January 10, 2015, a southern African funeral in the country of Mozambique was the horror scene of a mass (believed intentional) poisoning in which 75 people died and another nearly 200 were hospitalized.
On January 10, 2020, the latest World War I combat epic film, simply titled 1917, makes its widespread opening across the United States.
On January 10, 2020, a not so latest science fiction/horror movie, Underwater, was released across the country after sitting in whatever box movies sit it while they await release for the past couple years.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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