January 10th History, Trivia and Fun Facts
January 10th History Highlights
January 10th is...
Houseplant Appreciation Day
National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
Oysters Rockefeller Day
Peculiar People Day
Save The Eagles Day
January 10th Quotes
Corruption never has been compulsory; when the cities lie at
the monster's feet there are left the mountains.
I was brought up on the books of The Wizard of Oz and my mother
told me that these were great philosophies. It was a very simple
philosophy, that everybody had a heart, that everybody had a brain,
that everybody had courage. These were the gifts that are given
to you when you come on this earth, and if you use them properly,
you reach the pot at the end of the rainbow. And that pot of gold
was a home. And home isn't just a house or an abode, its people,
people who love you and that you love. That's a home.
You can't change the past so don't let it haunt you. You can
change the future but first you've got to want to.
It's great to know that our old stuff still sounds good to our
fans, just as it's wonderful to think that we've turned a few
people on to jazz over the years.
I have been hunted for twenty-one years. I have literally lived
in the saddle. I have never known a day of perfect peace.
Its not hard to make decisions once you know what your
January 10th Birthdays
1936 - Charles Phillip Ingalls, the father of Laura Ingalls Wilder (died in 1902)
1843 - Frank James, American criminal (died in 1915)
1864 - Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia (died in 1931)
1887 - (John) Robinson Jeffers, American poet (died in 1962)
1904 - Ray Bolger, American actor (died in 1987)
1917 - Jerry Wexler, American music producer (died in 2008)
1924 - Max Roach, American drummer and composer (died in 2007)
1927 - Johnnie Ray, American singer-songwriter and pianist (died in 1990)
1928 - Philip Levine, American poet (died in 2015)
1930 - Roy E. Disney, American businessman (died in 2009)
1936 - Al Goldstein, American publisher (died in 2013)
1939 - David Horowitz, American activist and author
1939 - Scott McKenzie, American singer-songwriter (died in 2012)
1939 - Sal Mineo, American actor (died in 1976)
1944 - Jeffrey Catherine (Jeff) Jones, American comics and fantasy artist (died in 2011)
1944 - Frank Sinatra, Jr., American singer and actor (died in 2016)
1945 - Rod Stewart, English singer-songwriter
1948 - Donald Fagen, American singer-songwriter and musician
1949 - Linda Lovelace, American actress (died in 2002)
1950 - Roy Blunt, American politician
1953 - Pat Benatar, American singer-songwriter
1956 - Shawn Colvin, American singer-songwriter
1961 - Janet Jones, American actress
1973 - Félix Trinidad, Puerto Rican-American boxer
1981 - Jared Kushner, American businessman and political figure
1989 - Emily Meade, American actress
January 10th History
1863 - London's Metropolitan, the world's first underground passenger railway, opened.
1870 - John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil. It is now part of ExxonMobil.
1899 - The US patent (#617592) was issued for an "Electric Device," invented by David Misell, which was manufactured as the first tubular "Flash Light" by Conrad Hubert at his American Electrical Novelty and Manufacturing Company.
1901 - The first major discovery of oil in Texas was made at Spindletop, near Beaumont.
1920 - The League of Nations was established.
1927 - Fritz Lang's Metropolis premiered in Germany.
1941 - Broadway Show - Arsenic and Old Lace (Play) January 10, 1941
1946 - The United Nations General Assembly met for the 1st time in London.
1949 - The 7-inch '45' PRM record was introduced, by RCA. The blue-colored vinyl played a promo in English on one side and Spanish on the other.
1953 - #1 Hit January 10, 1953 - February 13, 1953: Perry Como - Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes
1955 - Inherit the Wind opened on Broadway at the National Theater
1976 - #1 Hit January 10, 1976 - January 16, 1976: C. W. McCall - Convoy
1983 - Fraggle Rock premiered on HBO
1990 - Time Warner was formed by the merger of Time Inc. and Warner Communications.
1992 - The Hand That Rocks the Cradle was released in theaters.
1997 - Jackie Chan's First Strike, Turbulence and The Relic were released in theaters.
1999 - The Sopranos debuted on HBO
Janury 10, 2006 - The Apple iMac was released.
2010 - FOX announced that Simon Cowell would depart from American Idol in May in order to launch a US version of X Factor in Fall 2011, also on FOX
Today's Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
"I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody." - Terry Molloy (Marlon Brando) #moviequotes
I want hang a map of the world in my house. Then I'm gonna put
pins into all the locations that I've traveled to. But first,
I'm gonna have to travel to the top two corners of the map so
it won't fall down.
You should go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.
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