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Notable Historical Events for January 10th

1642King Charles I & family flee London for Oxford

1663King Charles II affirms charter of Royal African Company

49 BCJulius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war.

1958Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" reaches #1 on the UK pop charts

1939Bradman hits 186 SA v Qld before Christ catches him at short-leg

1982"The Catch" - iconic moment in NFL history - Dwight Clark makes a fingertip catch for a touchdown from Joe Montana with 58 seconds left (SF 49ers win the game and go on to win the Super Bowl)

1870John D Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil

1776"Common Sense" Pamphlet by Thomas Paine, published advocating American independence

2011Ian McKellen officially confirms that he will reprise the role of Gandalf in "The Hobbit" film adaptations

1957Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick rules Bing Crosby can keep token stock in the Det Tigers, even though he owns part of Pittsburgh Pirates

January 10th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 10th

1738Ethan Allen, Litchfield Connecticut, American Revolutionary War patriot (lead the Green Mtn Boys)

1945Rod Stewart, London, British singer (Maggie Mae, Do You Think I'm Sexy)

1949George Foreman, Marshall Texas, American World Heavyweight boxing champ (1973-74, 95)

1908Paul Henreid, Trieste, actor (Casablanca, 4 Horsemen of Apocalypse)

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Notable Weddings on January 10th

2009"The Black Eyed Peas" singer fergie (33) weds actor Josh Duhamel (36) at Church Estate Vineyards in Malibu, California

1898Painter Henri Matisse (28) weds Amélie Noellie Parayre

1942Actress Ava Gardner (19) weds actor Mickey Rooney (21) in Ballard, California

1998Major League Baseball outfielder Barry Bonds (33) weds Elizabeth Watson (28) at Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Francisco

1870Deputy sheriff Wyatt Earp (21) weds Urilla Sutherland in Lamar, Texas

1936Actor Burgess Meredith (28) weds actress Margaret Perry (22)

January 10th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on January 10th

1981Singer James Brown (47) divorces Deidre Jenkins after 10 years of marriage

1810French church annuls marriage of Napoleon I & Empress Joséphine

1967Actor Christopher Plummer (37) divorces columnist Patricia Lewis after nearly 5 years of marriage

1936Actress Mary Pickford (44) divorces actor Douglas Fairbanks (52) after 15 years of marriage

January 10th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on January 10th

1935Teddy Flack [Edwin], Australian athlete, double Olympic gold medallist in 1896, dies at 61

2004Spalding Gray, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1941)

1862Samuel Colt, American inventor (6 shot revolver), dies at 47

1983Roy DeMeo, American gangster (Gambino crime family), murdered at 40

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