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  • Nuremberg and Metz, Holy Roman Empire
    Saturday Jan 10, 1356

    Holy Roman Empire

    Golden Bull of 1356

    Nuremberg and Metz, Holy Roman Empire
    Saturday Jan 10, 1356

    The difficulties in electing the king eventually led to the emergence of a fixed college of prince-electors (Kurfürsten), whose composition and procedures were set forth in the Golden Bull of 1356, which remained valid until 1806. This development probably best symbolizes the emerging duality between emperor and realm (Kaiser und Reich), which were no longer considered identical. The Golden Bull also set forth the system for election of the Holy Roman Emperor. The emperor now was to be elected by a majority rather than by consent of all seven electors. For electors the title became hereditary, and they were given the right to mint coins and to exercise jurisdiction. Also it was recommended that their sons learn the imperial languages – German, Latin, Italian, and Czech.




  • France
    Wednesday Jan 10, 1810

    Napoleon

    Napoleon divorced Joséphine

    France
    Wednesday Jan 10, 1810

    Napoleon turned his focus to domestic affairs after the war. Empress Joséphine had still not given birth to a child from Napoleon, who became worried about the future of his empire following his death. Desperate for a legitimate heir, Napoleon divorced Joséphine on 10 January 1810 and started looking for a new wife.




  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Saturday Jan 10, 1920

    World War II

    League of Nations

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Saturday Jan 10, 1920

    The League of Nations was the first worldwide international organization whose principle mission to maintain world peace. It was founded on 10 January 1920 following the Paris Peace Conference that ended World War I, and the headquarters was in Geneva, Switzerland.




  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Saturday Jan 10, 1920

    United Nations

    League of Nations

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Saturday Jan 10, 1920

    On 10 January 1920, the League of Nations formally came into being when the Covenant of the League of Nations, ratified by 42 nations in 1919, took effect.




  • Berlin
    Sunday Jan 10, 1926

    Max Planck

    Retirement

    Berlin
    Sunday Jan 10, 1926

    He retired from Berlin on 10 January 1926, and was succeeded by Erwin Schrödinger.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Jan 10, 1946

    United Nations

    First meetings of the General Assembly

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Jan 10, 1946

    The first meetings of the General Assembly, with 51 nations represented, and the Security Council took place in Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, London beginning on 10 January 1946. Debates began at once covering topical issues including the presence of Russian troops in Iranian Azerbaijan, Great Britain's forces in Greece and within days the first veto was cast.




  • Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 10, 1957

    Martin Luther King

    SCLC

    Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 10, 1957

    In 1957, King, Ralph Abernathy, Fred Shuttlesworth, Joseph Lowery, and other civil rights activists founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). The group was created to harness the moral authority and organizing power of black churches to conduct nonviolent protests in the service of civil rights reform. The group was inspired by the crusades of evangelist Billy Graham, who befriended King after he attended a 1957 Graham crusade in New York City.


  • Algeria
    Wednesday Jan 10, 1962

    Algerian War

    A "General Offensive"

    Algeria
    Wednesday Jan 10, 1962

    On 10 January 1962, the FLN started a "general offensive" against the OAS, staging a series on the pied-noir communities as a way of applying pressure.


  • Nicaragua
    Tuesday Jan 10, 1978

    Nicaraguan Revolution

    Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal was Murdered

    Nicaragua
    Tuesday Jan 10, 1978

    On 10 January 1978, the editor of the Managua newspaper La Prensa, and founder of the Union for Democratic Liberation (UDEL), Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal was murdered by suspected elements of the Somoza regime, and riots broke out in the capital city, Managua, targeting the Somoza regime.


  • Montenegro
    Tuesday Jan 10, 1989

    Slobodan Milošević

    The Anti-bureaucratic Revolution continued in Montenegro

    Montenegro
    Tuesday Jan 10, 1989

    On 10 January 1989, the anti-bureaucratic revolution continued in Montenegro, which had the lowest average monthly wage in Yugoslavia, an unemployment rate of nearly 25 percent, and where one-fifth of the population lived below the poverty line. 50,000 demonstrators gathered in the Montenegrin capital of Titograd (now Podgorica) to protest the republic's economic situation and to demand the resignation of its leadership.


  • China
    Saturday Jan 10, 2004

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Another SARS infection found in china

    China
    Saturday Jan 10, 2004

    A restaurant worker in Guangdong was confirmed as the second wild source SARS since the outbreak was contained.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 10, 2006

    Apple Inc.

    First Apple computers to use Intel's Core

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 10, 2006

    On January 10, 2006, the new MacBook Pro and iMac became the first Apple computers to use Intel's Core Duo CPU.


  • Colombia
    Thursday Jan 10, 2008

    Colombian conflict

    FARC released Rojas and Gonzalez

    Colombia
    Thursday Jan 10, 2008

    on January 10, 2008, FARC released Rojas and Gonzalez through a humanitarian commission headed by the International Committee of the Red Cross.


  • Afghanistan
    Thursday Jan 10, 2008

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    2008 Afghanistan Blizzard

    Afghanistan
    Thursday Jan 10, 2008

    Afghanistan Blizzard was a fierce blizzard that struck Afghanistan on the 10th of January 2008. Temperatures fell to a low of -30 C, with up to 180 centimetres of snow in the more mountainous regions, killing at least 926 people. The weather also claimed more than 100,000 sheep and goats, and nearly 315,000 cattle died.


  • Zürich, Switzerland
    Monday Jan 10, 2011

    Lionel Messi

    2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or

    Zürich, Switzerland
    Monday Jan 10, 2011

    La Masia, the FC Barcelona academy, achieved a record-breaking honor in becoming the first youth academy ever to have all three finalists for the Ballon d'Or in one same year, with Lionel Messi, Andrés Iniesta and Xavi. Messi won the award, his second consecutive Ballon d'Or victory.


  • Beit al-Baraka, Seeb, Oman
    Friday Jan 10, 2020

    Qaboos bin Said al Said

    Death

    Beit al-Baraka, Seeb, Oman
    Friday Jan 10, 2020

    He died on 10 January 2020 at the age of 79. The following day, the government declared three days of national mourning and said the country's flag would be flown at half-staff for a period of 40 days.


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