On This Day In History, 10 January


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World Events Today

  • The Treaty of Versailles, the treaty which ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers, came into effect today in 1920
  • The first session of the UN General Assembly, was convened today in 1946 in the Methodist Central Hall in London, 51 nations attended
  • Following the resignation of Anthony Eden, Harold Macmillan, the 1st Earl of Stockton, also known as “Supermac”, took over as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom today in 1957

Entertainment Events Today

  • The American drama movie The Greatest Show on Earth, starring Charlton Heston and James Stewart, was released today in 1952, it won two Academy Awards
  • Elvis Presley recorded the hit single Heartbreak Hotel today in 1956
  • The first episode of the American television series The Sopranos, aired today in 1999 on HBO

Family Events Today

  • The American soldier, bison hunter and showman William Frederick Cody, better known as “Buffalo Bill”, died today in 1917 aged 70
  • Sir Roderick David Stewart, better known as the British rock singer and songwriter Rod Stewart, was born today in 1945 in London
  • David Robert Jones, better known as the English singer-songwriter and actor David Bowie, died today in 2016 aged 69

Main Event Today

  • The London Underground, known affectionately as “The Tube”, opened today in 1863, it’s the world’s oldest underground railway system

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

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