History of 10 January

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History of 10 January 

  • 1981 – In El Salvador, Marxist insurgents launched a “final offensive”.
  • 1984 – The United States and the Vatican established full diplomatic relations for the first time in more than a century.
  • 1986 – The uncut version of Jerome Kern’s musical, “Showboat”, opened at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
  • 1990 – Chinese Premier Li Peng ended martial law in Beijing after seven months. He said that crushing pro-democracy protests had saved China from “the abyss of misery.”
  • 1990 – Time Inc. and Warner Communications Inc. completed a $14 billion merger. The new company, Time Warner, was the world’s largest entertainment company.
  • 1994 – In Manassas, VA, Lorena Bobbitt went on trial. She had been charged with maliciously wounding her husband John. She was acquitted by reason of temporary insanity.
  • 1997 – Shelby Lynne Barrackman was strangled to death by her grand-father when she licked the icing off of cupcakes. He was convicted of the crime on September 15, 1998.
  • 2000 – It was announced that Time-Warner had agreed to buy America On-line (AOL). It was the largest-ever corporate merger priced at $162 billion. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved the deal on December 14, 2000.
  • 2001 – American Airlines agreed to acquire most of Trans World Airlines (TWA) assets for about $500 million. The deal brought an end to the financially troubled TWA.
  • 2002 – In France, the “Official Journal” reported that all women could get the morning-after contraception pill for free in pharmacies.
  • 2003 – North Korea announced that it was withdrawing from the global nuclear arms control treaty and that it had no plans to develop nuclear weapons.
  • 2007 – The iTunes Music Store reached 1.3 million feature length films sold and 50 million television episodes sold.
  • 2012– A bombing in Khyber Agency, Pakistan, kills at least 30 people and 78 others injured.
  • 2013– More than 100 people are killed and 270 injured in several bomb blasts in Pakistan.
  • 2015– A traffic accident between an oil tanker truck and passenger coach en route to Shikarpur from Karachi on the Pakistan National Highway Link Road near Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Karachi, killing at least 62 people.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – James Coppinger, English footballer
  • 1981 – Jared Kushner, American real estate investor and political figure
  • 1982 – Julien Brellier, French footballer
  • 1982 – Tomasz Brzyski, Polish footballer
  • 1984 – Marouane Chamakh, Moroccan footballer
  • 1984 – Trent Cutler, Australian rugby league player
  • 1984 – Ariane Friedrich, German high jumper
  • 1984 – Kalki Koechlin, Indian actress
  • 1986 – Kirsten Flipkens, Belgian tennis player
  • 1986 – Hideaki Ikematsu, Japanese footballer
  • 1986 – Kenneth Vermeer, Dutch footballer
  • 1987 – César Cielo, Brazilian swimmer
  • 1988 – Leonard Patrick Komon, Kenyan runner
  • 1988 – Vladimir Zharkov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1989 – Emily Meade, American actress
  • 1989 – Kyle Reimers, Australian footballer
  • 1990 – Mirko Bortolotti, Italian racing driver
  • 1990 – Ishiura Masakatsu, Japanese sumo wrestler
  • 1990 – Cody Walker, Australian rugby league player
  • 1990 – John Carlson, American ice hockey player
  • 1991 – Chad Townsend, Australian rugby league player