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Notable Historical Events for January 10th

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

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

1870John D Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil

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)

1845Poets Elizabeth Barrett & Robert Browning begin corresponding

201339th People's Choice Awards: Robert Downey, Jr & Jennifer Lawrence win (Movie Star) and Nathan Fillion & Ellen Pompeo win (TV Drama)

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

2011Lionel Messi wins the inaugural FIFA Ballon d'Or, for being the best football player in 2010

1642King Charles I & family flee London for Oxford

1996Jimmy Johnson announced as new coach of Miami Dolphins

January 10th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 10th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on January 10th

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

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

1898Painter Henri Matisse (28) weds Amélie Noellie Parayre

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

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

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

January 10th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on January 10th

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

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

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

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

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

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