On This Day: What happened on 10 January?

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Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 10 January, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 10 JANUARY

2015 | A traffic accident between a fuel truck and a passenger train on the way to Shikarpur from Karachi on Pakistan Highway Link National Road near Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Karachi, killing at least 62 people.

2013 | More than 100 people were killed, 270 injured in several bomb explosions in Pakistan.

2012 | At least 30 people were killed, 78 injured in the Khyber Agency bombing, Pakistan.

1985 | On this day, Sandinista Daniel Ortega became president of Nicaragua who vowed to continue the transformation to socialism and alliance with the Soviet Union and Cuba.

1966 | The accord signed on this day by India’s prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri led to the Tashkent Declaration, a peace agreement between India and Pakistan that resolved the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

1997 | Kenyan-English journalist and author, Elspeth Huxley, 90.

2015 |  American actor, playwright, and painter, Taylor Negron, 58.

976 | Byzantine emperor, John I Tzimiskes, 51.

1989 | American journalist and producer, Herbert Morrison, 84.

2005 | American journalist, Jack Horner, 93.

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BIRTHDAYS

1929 | British ornithologist and author, Tony Soper.

1935 | American opera singer, Sherrill Milnes.

1976 | American baseball player, Adam Kennedy.

1959 | New Zealand screenwriter and producer, Fran Walsh.

1960 | British lawyer and politician, John Mann.

SPORTS

1953 | A crowd of  63 499 fans on this day were at St James’ Park Newcastle for the FA Cup Third Round match between Newcastle United and Swansea Town but the match was canceled after only 8 minutes of play due to fog.

ENTERTAINMENT

2020 | In the United States the film directed by Miguel Arteta, “Like a Boss” was released on this day.

AFRICA FACT

Among the wettest countries in the world is Cameroon. There is a lot of rain every year in Cameroon.

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