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Notable Historical Events for January 10th

1642King Charles I & family flee London for Oxford

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

1845Poets Elizabeth Barrett & Robert Browning begin corresponding

200632nd People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Motion Picture) and Ray Romano & Jennifer Garner win (TV)

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

1996Jimmy Johnson announced as new coach of Miami Dolphins

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

19431st US pres to visit a foreign country in wartime-FDR leaves for Casablanca, Morocco

1928Soviet Union orders exile of Leon Trotsky

1870John D Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil

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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

1898Painter Henri Matisse (28) weds Amélie Noellie Parayre

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

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

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

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

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

January 10th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on January 10th

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

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

1810French church annuls marriage of Napoleon I & Empress Joséphine

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

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

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

1778Carolus linaeus "Carl von Linne", Swedish botanist/explorer, dies at 70

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