Today in History - January 10

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69CE        Jan 10, Roman emperor Galba adopted Marcus Piso Licinianus as Caesar.
    (MC, 1/10/02)

1072        Jan 10, Robert Guiscard and his brother Roger took Palermo in Sicily.
    (HN, 1/10/99)

1429        Jan 10, Order of Golden Fleece was established in Austria-Hungary & Spain.
    (MC, 1/10/02)

1642        Jan 10, King Charles I and his family fled London for for Hampton Court Palace and moved two days later to Windsor Castle.

1645        Jan 10, William Laud (71), the Archbishop of Canterbury, was beheaded on Tower Hill, accused of acting as an enemy of the Parliament.
    (HN, 1/10/99)

1654        Jan 10, Russia’s Czar Alexander announced a war against Lithuania and Poland. It lasted to 1667.
    (LHC, 1/9/03)

1663        Jan 10, King Charles II affirmed the charter of Royal African Company.
    (MC, 1/10/02)

1709        Jan 10, Abraham Darby (1678-1717) in Coalbrookdale, England, began using coke to provide carbon for making iron. This led to the end of the use of charcoal for making iron.
    (Econ, 8/29/09, p.69)(

1724        Jan 10, King Philip V shocked all of Europe when he abdicated his throne in favor of his eldest son, Louis. Philip V (1683-1746) was King of Spain from 1700-1746.
    (WUD, 1994, p.1081)(HN, 1/10/99)

1738        Jan 10, Ethan Allen was born. He was the American Revolutionary commander of the Green Mountain Boys in Vermont. [see 1738-1789]
    (HFA, '96, p.22)(AHD, p.34)

1769        Jan 10, Michel Ney, French marshal (Waterloo), was born.
    (MC, 1/10/02)

1776        Jan 10, Thomas Paine (1737-1809), British émigré and propagandist, anonymously published "Common Sense," a scathing attack on King George III's reign over the colonies and a call for complete independence. The first 1,000 sold within days at 2 shillings. By the end of the year some 150,000 copies were sold, greatly affecting public sentiment and the deliberations of the Continental Congress leading up to the Declaration of Independence. An instant bestseller in both the colonies and in Britain, Paine baldly stated that King George III was a tyrant and that Americans should shed any sentimental attachment to the monarchy. America, he argued, had a moral obligation to reject monarchy.
    (, 1/10/98)(ON, 6/2011, p.3)

1778        Jan 10, Carolus Linnaeus [Carl von Linné, b.1707], Swedish botanist, died. His system for classifying living organisms in a hierarchy placed kingdoms at the top and species at the bottom.
    (HN, 5/23/01)(

1810        Jan 10, French church annulled the marriage of Napoleon I & Josephine.
    (MC, 1/10/02)

1811        Jan 10, An uprising of over 400 slaves was put down in New Orleans. Sixty-six blacks were killed and their heads were strung up along the roads of the city.
    (HN, 1/10/99)

1834        Jan 10, Lord Acton [John E.E. Dalberg], English historian and editor of The Rambler, a Roman Catholic monthly, was born.
    (HN, 1/10/99)

1847        Jan 10, General Stephen Kearny and Commodore Robert Stockton retook Los Angeles in the last California battle of the Mexican War.
    (HN, 1/10/99)

1854        Jan 10,  William Walker proclaimed the independence of lower California, calling it the Republic of Sonora. A serious lack of supplies, discontent within his party and an unexpectedly strong resistance by the Mexican government quickly forced Walker to retreat and return to San Francisco where he was tried but quickly acquitted.
    (, 8/1/15, p.C2)

1860        Jan 10, Ezequiel Zamora (1817-1860), leader of the Federalist Army in Venezuela, was assassinated.

1861        Jan 10, Florida became the 3rd state to secede from the Union.
    (AP, 1/10/98)(HN, 1/10/99)(MC, 1/10/02)
1861        Jan 9, Southern shellfire stopped the Union supply ship Star of the West from entering Charleston harbor on her way to Fort Sumter.
    (HN, 1/9/98)
1861        Jan 10, Ft. Jackson and Ft. Philip were taken over by LA state troops.
    (MC, 1/10/02)
1861        Jan 10, US forts & property were seized by Mississippi.
    (MC, 1/10/02)

1862        Jan 10, Battle of Big Sandy River, KY (Middle Creek).
    (MC, 1/10/02)
1862        Jan 10, Battle of Romney, WV.
    (MC, 1/10/02)
1862        Jan 10, Samuel Colt (47), inventor (6 shot revolver), died.
    (MC, 1/10/02)

1863        Jan 10, London's Metropolitan, the world's first underground passenger railway, opened to the public. The first stretch of rail had opened the day before. It was nationalized in 1948. In 2004 Christian Wolmar authored “The Subterranean Railway: How the London Underground was Built and How it Changed the City Forever."
    (AP, 1/10/98)(HN, 1/10/99)(Econ, 1/22/05, p.81)(AP, 1/9/13)

1864        Jan 10, George Washington Carver (d.1943), American botanist and a former slave who became a scientist and inventor, gave the world peanut butter, was born. “Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses."
    (AP, 9/20/98)(HN, 1/10/99)

1870        Jan 10, John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937) and his brother William incorporated the Standard Oil Company of Ohio. The original Standard Oil Company, founded by John D. Rockefeller and three partners, was incorporated in Cleveland, Ohio.
    (WSJ, 7/15/97, p.A16)(AP, 1/10/98)(HN, 1/10/99)(HNQ, 1/23/00)
1870        Jan 10, Victor Noir (22), French journalist, was killed by Prince Pierre Bonaparte. Noir "had called on him with a companion to present his editor's challenge to a duel because of a journalistic dispute concerning Corsican politics." Public sentiment over Noir's death forces Napoleon III to abdicate. A statue of Noir’s prostrate figure became a magnet for infertile women rubbing themselves against him as a sexual charm.
    (SSFC, 10/31/04, p.F9)(

1880        Jan 10, Frank Leslie (b.1821), English-born American engraver, illustrator and publisher, died in NY. His publications included Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, aka Leslie's Weekly, (1852-1922).

1883        Jan 10, Fire at uninsured Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin killed 71. General Tom Thumb of P.T. Barnum fame escaped unhurt.
    (MC, 1/10/02)

1895        Jan 10, Benjamin Louis Paul Godard (45), composer, died.
    (MC, 1/10/02)

1898        Jan 10, Sergei M. Eisenstein (d.1948), Russian director (Alexandr Nevski) [OS], was born in Riga, Latvia. He became a renowned film director in Russia. In 1999 Ronald Bergan published the biography: "Sergei Eisenstein: A Life In Conflict." [see Jan 23]
    (SFEC, 5/2/99, BR p.1,10)(MC, 1/10/02)
1898        Jan 10, In France a court-martial against Major Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy began behind closed doors. The next day the defendant was found not guilty. Writer Emile Zola followed this action 2 days later with a 4-thousand word letter in support of Captain Dreyfus and accusing the French military of a conspiracy in the case. Zola was soon found guilty of libel and sentenced to prison, but fled to England and stayed for almost a year.
    (ON, 2/09, p.6)(Econ, 1/21/17, p.70)

1899        Jan 10, Filipino leader Emilio Aguinaldo renounced the Treaty of Paris, which annexed the Philippines to the United States.
    (HN, 1/10/00)

1901        Jan 10, The Automobile Club of America installed signs on major highways.
    (HN, 1/10/99)
1901        Jan 10, The Lucas Gusher flowing at the rate of 80,000 to 100,000 barrels per day, blew in. Pattillo Higgins, a self-taught geologist, became interested in Spindletop Hill, just south of Beaumont, Texas in 1889. Believing that Spindletop covered a vast pool of oil, Higgins joined two other men in 1892 to form the Gladys City Oil, Gas, and Manufacturing Company--one of the first oil companies in Texas. Higgins, lacking proper drilling equipment, failed in his efforts, and the Gladys City Company leased land to a team led by Austrian mining engineer Captain Anthony Lucas in 1899. By 1902, 285 wells were operating on Spindletop Hill and over 600 oil companies had been chartered, but overproduction ruined the field. By 1903 the boom was over and within 10 years Spindletop Hill was practically a ghost town. Spindletop enjoyed a resurgence in 1926 when technology made possible the recovery of more oil through deeper drilling.
    (HNPD, 1/10/99)

1903        Jan 10, Argentina banned the importation of American beef, because of sanitation problems.
    (HN, 1/10/99)

1904        Jan 10, Ray Bolger, actor, dancer (Scarecrow-Wizard of Oz), was born in Dorchester, Mass.
    (MC, 1/10/02)

1911        Jan 10, Rear Admiral Buttervant Barry (1849-1938), commander in chief of the US Pacific fleet, was discovered in his quarters on the flagship West Virginia engaged in a liaison with a cabin boy. Admiral Barry, in lieu of resigning or suicide, retired on Jan 13.
    (SSFC, 1/9/11, DB p.42)(
1911        Jan 10, Two German cruisers, the Emden and the Nurnberg, suppressed a native revolt on island of Ponape in the Carolina Islands [Caroline Islands, east of the Philippines] when they fired on the island and land troops.
    (HN, 1/10/99)

1912        Jan 10, The World's first flying-boat airplane, designed by Glenn Curtiss (1878-1930), made its maiden flight at San Diego, Ca. The Curtiss Model D featured an electric starter. Curtiss had become the first licensed pilot in 1911.
    (, 8/5/00, p.B4)

1914        Jan 10, In Utah John Morrison, a Salt Lake City grocer and father of six, was shot dead along with his son (17) after two men entered his shop. Labor leader Joe Hill (1879-1915) was soon treated for a fresh gunshot wound and was later tried and convicted for murder.
    (Econ, 8/6/11, p.73)

1917        Jan 10, Buffalo Bill Cody, army scout and Indian fighter, died. Edward Zane Carroll Judson wrote about Western themes using the name Ned Buntline. The author is best known for his dime novels about William “Buffalo Bill" Cody.
    (MesWP)(HNQ, 4/9/00)(MC, 1/10/02)
1917        Jan 10, Germany was rebuked as the Entente officially rejected a proposal for peace talks and demanded the return of occupied territories from Germany.
    (HN, 1/10/99)

1918        Jan 10, The US House of Representatives passed women's suffrage. The 19th Amendment for women's suffrage was also known as the Anthony Amendment in honor of Susan B. Anthony.
    (HN, 1/10/99)(SFC, 10/11/99, p.E12)

1920        Jan 10, The League of Nations was established as the Treaty of Versailles went into effect.
    (AHD, 1971, p.744)(AP, 1/10/98)

1923        Jan 10, The United States withdrew its last troops from Germany.
    (HN, 1/10/99)

1925        Jan 10, France-Saarland formed.
    (MC, 1/10/02)

1928        Jan 10, The Soviet Union ordered the exile of Leon Trotsky.
    (AP, 1/10/98)

1934        Jan 10, Marinus van der Lubbe (24), a bricklayer and Dutch communist, was executed in Berlin. He had been convicted of arson and high treason for torching the Reichstag parliament building on Feb 27, 1933. On Dec 6, 2007, German prosecutors formally overturned the conviction.
    (AP, 1/11/08)

1935        Jan 10, Sherrill Milnes, baritone (Scarpia, Rigoletto), was born in Hinsdale, Illinois.
    (MC, 1/10/02)
1935        Jan 10, Actress Mary Pickford married actor Douglas Fairbanks.
    (MC, 1/10/02)

1938        Jan 10, Eduard van Beinum became the 1st conductor of Amsterdam Concert orchestra.
    (MC, 1/10/02)

1940        Jan 10, German planes attacked 12 ships off the British coast; three sank and 35 were dead.
    (HN, 1/10/99)

1941        Jan 10, The Soviets and the Germans agreed on the East European borders and the exchange of industrial equipment.
    (HN, 1/10/99)

1942            Jan 10, Jim Croce, (d.1973) rock vocalist (Time in a Bottle, Workin' At The Car Wash Blues), was born in Phila.

1943        Jan 10, The submarine USS Argonaut was lost southeast of New Britain in the Bismarck Archipelago of Papua New Guinea. One hundred and two officers and men went down with her, the worst loss of life for an American submarine in wartime.
1943        Jan 10, Russian offensive began against German 6th and 4th Armies near Stalingrad.
    (MC, 1/10/02)

1944        Jan 10, The GI Bill of Rights, first proposed by the American Legion, was passed by Congress. The Bill, more formally known as the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, was intended to smooth demobilization for America's almost 16 million servicemen and women. Postwar college and vocational school attendance soared as more than 50 percent of honorably discharged veterans took advantage of education benefits of up to $500 a year for tuition, plus a living allowance. When they returned home to marry and start families in record numbers, veterans faced a severe housing shortage. The home loan provisions of the GI Bill provided more than 2 million home loans and created a new American landscape in the suburbs. In 1990, President George Bush summed up the impact of the GI Bill: "The GI Bill changed the lives of millions by replacing old roadblocks with paths of opportunity."
    (HNPD, 2/28/99)

1945        Jan 10, Rod Stewart, rock singer, was born in North London, England.
    (SSFC, 10/10/04, Par p.20)

1946        Jan 10, The first manmade contact with the moon was made as the US Army bounced radar signals off the lunar surface from Belmar, NJ.
    (, 1/10/06)
1946        Jan 10, The first General Assembly of the United Nations convened in London.
    (AP, 1/10/98)
1946        Jan 10, Chiang Kai-shek and the Yenan Communist forces halted fighting in China.
    (HN, 1/10/99)

1947        Jan 10, The musical fantasy "Finian's Rainbow," with music by Burton Lane and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, opened on Broadway and ran for 725 performances. It is the tale of an Irishman who stole a pot of gold and came to the US to plant it and became rich. Burton Lane (1912-1996) also did “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever."
    (MT, 10/94, p.15)(AP, 1/10/98)(MC, 1/10/02)

1949        Jan 10, George Foreman, world heavyweight champion from 1973 to 1974, was born.  He lost it to Mohammed Ali and regained it in 1994 at the age of 46.
    (HN, 1/10/99)
1949        Jan 10, RCA introduced the 45 RPM record.
    (MC, 1/10/02)

1951        Jan 10, UN headquarters opened in Manhattan, NY.
    (MC, 1/10/02)   
1951         Jan 10, [Harry] Sinclair Lewis (65), American author of 23 novels and 3 plays (Nobel 1930), died in Rome of a nervous disorder. In 2002 Richard Lingeman authored “Sinclair Lewis: Rebel from Main Street."
    (HNQ, 5/18/98)(WSJ, 1/18/02, p.W8)(MC, 1/10/02)

1956        Jan 10, The US Navy established its first nuclear power school at Submarine Base, New London, Connecticut.
    (AH, 2/06, p.14)

1957        Jan 10, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. organized the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) to fight facial segregation by means of nonviolent protests. In 1986 David J. Garrow authored “Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference." King met with about 60 black ministers and leaders to Ebenezer Church in Atlanta. Their goal was to form an organization to coordinate and support nonviolent direct action as a method of desegregating bus systems across the South. In addition to King, Bayard Rustin, Ella Baker, C.K. Steele, Fred Shuttlesworth of Birmingham, Joseph Lowery of Mobile, and Ralph Abernathy of Montgomery, all played key roles in this meeting which led to the formation of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).
    (, 4/2011, p.4,5)
1957        Jan 10, Harold Macmillan became prime minister of Britain, following the resignation of Anthony Eden.
    (AP, 1/10/98)

1958        Jan 10, Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" reached #1.
    (MC, 1/10/02)

1961          Jan 10, Dashiell Hammett (66), author, died in NYC  from throat cancer. In 1983 Diane Johnson authored his biography. His books included “The Maltese Falcon" and “The Thin Man," both of which were turned into films. He wrote “The Maltese Falcon" while living in San Francisco at 891 Post St., which was also given as the address of detective Sam Spade.
    (, 6/7/04, p.C2)
1961        Jan 10, In San Francisco a 25-foot grey whale died after getting trapped under Pier 50C at Mission Rock Terminal. Humane officers fired soft-nosed and armor piercing bullets into its skull to try to put the animal out of its misery.
    (SSFC, 1/9/11, DB p.42)

1962        Jan 10, Eruptions on Mount Huascaran in Peru destroyed 7 villages and killed 3,500.
    (MC, 1/10/02)

1964            Jan 10, Pres. Johnson held a meeting with Sec. of Defense Robert McNamara after which he approved covert operations against North Vietnam [see Jan 16].
    (SFEC, 8/17/97, BR p.9)
1964        Jan 10, The US Post Office released a new stamp showing Texas pioneer Sam Houston with a rifle. Its initial Dec 13 release was withheld due to the assassination of Pres. Kennedy.
    (SSFC, 12/15/13, p.42)
1964        Jan 10, Panama broke ties with the U.S. and demanded a revision of the canal treaty.
    (HN, 1/10/99)
1964        Jan 10, Battles took place between Muslims & Hindus in Calcutta.
    (MC, 1/10/02)

1966        Jan 10, Julian Bond was denied a seat in Georgia legislature for opposing Vietnam War.
    (MC, 1/10/02)
1966        Jan 10, In Mississippi Vernon Dahmer, a revered civil rights leader, was killed in a firebombing. In 1998 Klansmen Sam Bowers (1924-2006), Deavours Nix (72) and Charles Noble (55) were arrested for the murder. 8 men in 2 cars loaded with shotguns and 12 gallons of gasoline attacked Dahmer’s home. Billy Roy Pitts participated and later testified how Bowers had called meetings and presided over the planning of the bombing. Bowers was convicted in his 5th trial and sentenced to life in prison where he died.
    (SFC, 5/29/98, p.A5)(SFC, 8/17/98, p.A5)(SFC, 8/20/98, p.A12)(WSJ, 8/24/98, p.A1)
1966        Jan 10, The Tashkent Agreement, was signed in the Soviet city of Tashkent, and officially ended a 17-day war between Pakistan and India. It required that both sides withdraw by February 26, 1966, to positions held prior to August 5, 1965, and observe the cease-fire line agreed to on June 30, 1965. The agreement was brokered by Soviet premier Aleksey Kosygin and signed by Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri and Pakistan President Ayub Khan. The Indian prime minister died the day after signing the agreement.
    (HNQ, 4/26/99)(

1967        Jan 10, National Educational Television (forerunner of Public Broadcasting Service) operated as a true network for the 1st time as it carried Pres. Johnson's State of the Union address.
    (AP, 1/10/07)
1967        Jan 10, Edward W. Brooke, R-Mass., the first black elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote, took his seat.
    (AP, 1/10/98)
1967        Jan 10, American artist Charles Birchfield (b.1893) died.
    (SFC, 10/20/12, p.E2)(

1968        Jan 10, Lyle Menendez was born in NY and grew up in Princeton, NJ. In 1989 he and his brother Erik killed their parents.

1970        Jan 10, Charles Olson (b.1910), American poet, died in NYC. Volume Three of his Maximus Poems appeared posthumously in 1975.
    (SFC, 6/12/06, p.D8)(

1971        Jan 10, “Masterpiece Theatre" premiered on PBS with host Alistair Cooke introducing a drama series, “The First Churchills."
    (AP, 1/10/01)
1971        Jan 10, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (b.1883), French fashion designer, died in Paris. In 2011 Hal Vaughan authored “Sleeping With the Enemy: Coco Chanel’s Secret War."
    (, 8/21/11, p.F5)

1972        Jan 10, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (b.1920) returned to Dhaka from prison in West Pakistan. He soon promulgated an interim constitution and was sworn in first as president of Bangladesh, then as prime minister.

1973        Jan 10, An empty liquefied natural gas (LNG) tank in Bloomfield on Staten Island exploded and 40 workers were killed.

1974        Jan 10, An Advisory Panel on White House Tapes determined that an 18-m gap in Watergate tape was due to erasure and of no consequence.

1976        Jan 10, Howlin’ Wolf, blues singer born as Chester Arthur Burnett (b.1910), died. In 2004 James Segrest and Mark Hoffman authored “"Moanin’ at Midnight: The Life and Times of Howlin’ Wolf."
    (SSFC, 7/4/04, p.M6)(

1977        Jan 10, The crater walls of Congo’s Nyiragongo volcano fractured, and a lava lake drained in less than an hour. The lava flowed down the flanks of the volcano at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour on the upper slopes, overwhelming villages and killing at least 70 people.
    (SSFC, 1/20/02, p.A16)(

1978        Jan 10, Diane Feinstein was elected president of the 11-member SF Board of Supervisors. Harvey Milk and Dan White took their seats on the board for the first time.
    (SFC, 11/26/98, p.A19)(SFC, 1/10/03, p.E6)
1978        Jan 10, In Nicaragua Pedro Joaquin Chamorro Cardenal (b.1924), journalist and editor of La Prensa, was shot dead. His murder sparked the Sandinista-led uprising that later toppled Somoza. His wife, Violeta Barrios de Chamorro, later became head of the country and in 1996 published her autobiography: "Dreams of the Heart." The murder also inspired Susan Meiselas, photographer, to go to Nicaragua from NY. She spent ten years photographing events in the area, later published as "Nicaragua." The Sandinista Party was founded by Carlos Fonseca.
    (, 9/11/96, p.A20)(SFC, 10/23/96, p.A8)
1978        Jan 10, The Soviet Union launched two cosmonauts aboard a Soyuz capsule for a rendezvous with the Salyut VI space laboratory.
    (AP, 1/10/98)

1979        Jan 10, Billy Carter, the brother of US Pres. Jimmy Carter, made allegedly anti-Semitic remarks. Billy eventually registered as a foreign agent of the Libyan government and received a $220,000 loan. This led to a Senate hearing over alleged influence peddling which some in the press dubbed "Billygate."

1980        Jan 10, The last broadcast of "Rockford Files" on NBC. It began on the NBC network on September 13, 1974.
1980        Jan 10, George Meany (b.1894), former plumber and president of the AFL-CIO, died in Washington, D.C. Meany, president of the AFL-CIO from 1955 to 1979, was a NYC plumber before becoming a labor leader. He became an apprentice plumber in 1910 and a journeyman in 1915. In 1922 Meany was elected business agent of Plumbers Union 463. From 1934 to 1939 he served as president of the New York State Federation of Labor and in 1940 became secretary of the American Federation of Labor. He was an architect of the AFL merger with the Congress of Industrial Organizations and in 1955 became the president of the new AFL-CIO. Meany led a campaign against corruption in organized labor, which resulted in the expulsion from the AFL-CIO of the Teamsters and two other major unions in 1957.
    (HNQ, 6/9/98)(AP, 1/10/00)

1984        Jan 10, Clara Peller (1902-1987) 1st asked: "Where's the Beef?," as part of a TV ad for Wendy’s.
    ('s_the_beef%3F)(AH, 6/07, p.11)
1984        Jan 10, The United States and the Vatican established full diplomatic relations for the first time in 117 years.
    (AP, 1/10/98)(HN, 1/10/99)
1984        Jan 10, In Colorado Patricia Louise Smith (50) was killed by a hammer blow in Lakewood. About a week later another hammer was used to kill Bruce and Debra Bennet and their daughter (7) in Aurora. In 2018 DNA evidence identified Alexander Christopher Ewing, a Nevada inmate, as the killer. In 2021 Ewing was convicted in the decades-old hammer and knife murders.
    (SFC, 8/11/18, p.A6)(Fox News, 8/7/21)

1988        Jan 10, In Pakistan Farooq Sattar (28), a founding member of the MQM, became Karachi’s youngest mayor.
    (WSJ, 12/5/07, p.A22)(
1988        Jan 10, Soviet media reported on an interview given to Chinese journalists by Mikhail S. Gorbachev, who praised the state of Sino-Soviet relations and called for a summit. The Beijing government turned aside the summit call, saying Soviet-backed Vietnamese forces first had to withdraw from Cambodia.
    (AP, 1/10/98)

1989        Jan 10, Cuba began withdrawing its troops from Angola, more than 13 years after its first contingents arrived.
    (AP, 1/10/99)
1989        Jan 10, In Montenegro  Communist League members like Momir Bulatovic and Svetozar Marovic, Dukanovic and Milo Dukanovic (26) effectively gained power through full institutional control.

1990        Jan 10, NCAA approved the random drug testing for college football players.
1990        Jan 10, Chinese Premier Li Peng lifted Beijing's 7-month-old martial law and said that by crushing pro-democracy protests the army had saved China from "the abyss of misery."
    (AP, 1/10/00)

1991        Jan 10, Baseball officially banned Pete Rose from being elected to the Hall of Fame.
1991        Jan 10, Five days before a UN deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait, peace efforts intensified, with UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar setting off on a mission aimed at averting war.
    (AP, 1/10/01)

1992        Jan 10, President Bush returned home from his grueling 12-day journey to Australia, Singapore, South Korea and Japan, boasting of “dramatic progress" on trade issues.
    (AP, 1/10/02)
1992        Jan 10, In Algeria an army coup cancelled elections that were running strongly in favor of the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS). France supported the move which led to a bloody struggle between the Algerian army and Algerian fundamentalist (Armed Islamic Group, GIA) guerillas that by 1995 claimed nearly 40,000 lives and numerous bomb attacks in France.
    (WSJ, 10/26/95, p.A-22)(SFC, 11/14/96, p.A12)(SFC, 1/8/96, p.A7)

1993        Jan 10, An unidentified 62-year-old man at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center underwent the world's second baboon liver transplant. The man died less than a month later without regaining full consciousness.
    (AP, 1/10/98)

1994        Jan 10, On the first day of a two-day NATO summit in Belgium, leaders signed a document inviting nations of the former Warsaw Pact to join in a "partnership for peace."
    (AP, 1/10/99)
1994        Jan 10, Talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators resumed in Taba, Egypt.
    (AP, 1/10/99)
1994        Jan 10, In Manassas, Va., Lorena Bobbitt went on trial, charged with malicious wounding of her husband, John. She had cut off her husband's penis and was acquitted by reason of temporary insanity.
    (AP, 1/10/99)

1995        Jan 10, President Clinton declared flood-stricken areas of California major disaster areas.
    (AP, 1/10/00)
1995        Jan 10, Russia announced a 48-hour truce in breakaway Chechnya, but the cease-fire fell apart after a few hours.
    (AP, 1/10/00)

1996        Jan 10, Chechen rebels seized as many as 3,000 hostages in the Russian Republic of Dagestan.
    (WSJ, 1/2/97, p.R2)
1996        Jan 10, Russian troops allowed a convoy of Chechen rebels and 160 hostages to head for Chechnya, then surrounded them in the village of Pervomayskaya. After a five-day standoff, Russian troops launched a massive military assault that resulted in the deaths of most of the rebels and some of the hostages.
    (AP, 1/10/01)

1997        Jan 10, Dallas police ended their investigation into Dallas Cowboys stars Erik Williams and Michael Irvin, saying a woman's claim that Williams raped her while Irvin held a gun to her head was false.
    (AP, 1/10/98)
1997        Jan 10, The NASA Near Earth Tracking Program detected an asteroid, AC11, that was about 600 feet across with a sun orbit of 9.5 months. It was the 24th Aten asteroid, a group whose orbits all lie within that of the Earth.
    (SFC, 2/1/97, p.A8)
1997        Jan 10, Sheldon Leonard (b.1907), film actor, producer and TV director (Dick Van Dyke), died.
1997        Jan 10, In Bulgaria protestors trapped legislators of the ruling Socialist Party inside parliament. The economy was still 90% state-owned and inflation last year topped 300%.
    (SFC, 1/11/97, p.A8)
1997        Jan 10, From Tokyo it was reported that scientists had successfully implanted micro-robotic backpacks onto cockroaches in experiments to control their movements.
    (SFC, 1/10/97, p.B2)
1997        Jan 10, In Japan the Nikkei had fallen more than 16% over the last five weeks due to gloomy economic news and the government’s recent vow to reduce its role in the economy.
    (WSJ, 1/10/97, p.A1)
1997        Jan 10, In Nicaragua Arnoldo Aleman began a 5-year term as president.
    (SFC, 1/11/97, p.C1)

1998        Jan 10, In his weekly radio address, President Clinton denounced Chicago physicist Richard Seed's expressed desire to clone humans, calling it "morally unacceptable."
    (AP, 1/10/99)
1998        Jan 10, Michelle Kwan won the ladies' U.S. Figure Skating Championship in Philadelphia; Tara Lipinski came in second and Nicole Bobek, third.
    (AP, 1/10/99)
1998        Jan 10, In China a 6.2 earthquake hit Zhangbei County in northern Hebei province and 50 people were reported killed and over 11,440 injured. The quake reportedly left cracks in the Great Wall.
    (SFEC, 1/11/98, p.A15)(SFC, 1/12/98, p.A12)(SFC, 1/22/98, p.E3)
1998        Jan 10, In Zambia a court filing accused Kenneth Kaunda of paying army officers $270 to stage an October coup, promising another $13,300 if the insurrection was successful.
    (SFC, 1/12/98, p.A1)

1999        Jan 10, Republicans and Democrats disagreed over whether to call witnesses in President Clinton's impeachment trial, with Republicans pressing to hear testimony from Monica Lewinsky and others, and Democrats saying such testimony could unnecessarily prolong the proceedings.
    (AP, 1/10/00)
1999        Jan 10, In Chechnya Pres. Aslan Maskhadov planned to adopt a constitution based on the Koran and phase in sharia law over 3 years.
    (SFC, 1/11/99, p.A10)(USAT, 9/2/04, p.13A)
1999        Jan 10, In Colombia The United Self-Defense Forces, right-wing death squads, killed 8 people in Toluviejo, and 20 people in La Hormiga.
    (SFC, 1/11/99, p.A8)
1999        Jan 10, Congo allies bombed Kisangani and aid workers said 40 people were killed.
    (WSJ, 1/12/99, p.A1)
1999        Jan 10, In New Delhi 3 rich young men crashed into seven people standing along an empty street. They were charged with barreling down a street and hitting 3 police officers and 3 laborers while driving home after an all-night party in what became called the BMW case . In 2008 a court convicted Sanjeev Nanda (30), the son of a wealthy Indian arms dealer, of manslaughter and sentenced him to 5 years in prison. 3 other defendants faced charges of destroying evidence.
    (SFC, 5/5/99, p.C5)(AP, 9/5/08)
1999        Jan 10, In Kazakstan presidential elections were scheduled. Nazarbayev won another 7-year term in rigged elections tinged with repression.
    (WSJ, 1/7/99, p.A16)(SFC, 1/11/99, p.A10)
1999        Jan 10, In Sierra Leone Myles Tierney (34), an AP TV producer, was killed in Freetown by a rebel fighter. Another AP journalist was wounded.
    (SFC, 1/11/99, p.A10)
1999        Jan 10, In Zimbabwe journalists Ray Choto and Mark Chavunduka wrote that 23 officers had been arrested for plotting a coup.
    (SFC, 2/8/99, p.A10)

2000        Jan 10, Peace talks between Israel and Syria recessed in West Virginia without agreement on new borders or any other major elements of a land-for-peace treaty.
    (AP, 1/10/01)
2000        Jan 10, Time Warner agreed to be acquired by AOL in a merger valued at $160-162 billion. In 2003 Alec Klein authored "Stealing Time: Steve Case, Jerry Levin, and the Collapse of AOL Time Warner." In 2004 Nina Munk authored "Fools Rush In," an account of the merger.
    (SFC, 1/11/00, p.A1)(AP, 1/10/01)(WSJ, 6/20/03, p.W10)(WSJ, 1/23/04, p.W5)
2000        Jan 10, In Florida Judge Rosa Gonzalez ordered that Elian Gonzalez remain in the US until a March court date to hear arguments by the boy's relatives in Miami for Elian to remain in the US.
    (SFC, 1/11/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 10, Ecuador announced that its currency, the sucre, would be replaced with the US dollar. The sucre recently plunged to 29,000 to the dollar.
    (SFC, 1/11/00, p.A12)
2000        Jan 10, India agreed to dismantle its largest single barrier to agriculture, textile and consumer product imports in a deal negotiated with the US. India agreed to lift over 1,400 specific restrictions, half of which would be implemented within 3 months.
    (WSJ, 1/10/00, p.A2)
2000        Jan 10, In Peru a passenger bus plunged into the Mantaro River 90 miles northeast of Lima and at least 27 people were killed.
    (SFC, 1/11/00, p.A11)
2000        Jan 10, In South Africa there was a rock fall at the African Rainbow Minerals gold mine. 9 miners were rescued after 4 days, but 4 were found dead and two were feared dead.
    (SFC, 1/14/00, p.D2)
2000        Jan 10, In Switzerland a Crossair Saab-340 airplane crashed after takeoff from Zurich and all 10 people aboard were killed.
    (SFC, 1/11/00, p.A11)

2001        Jan 10, President-elect Bush moved quickly in search of a new candidate for labor secretary after the abrupt withdrawal of his first choice, Linda Chavez. Bush and his national security team received a top-secret Pentagon briefing on military challenges around the world.
    (AP, 1/10/02)
2001        Jan 10, James Hoecker, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), resigned. The agency had rejected calls to cap soaring energy prices in California.
    (SFC, 1/11/01, p.A1)
2001        Jan 10, LA Mayor Richard Riordan warned Gov. Davis that he would cut off the sale of surplus power to the state, unless LA was paid in advance.
    (SSFC, 12/16/01, p.A1)
2001        Jan 10, In Nevada County, Ca., Scott Harlan Thorpe (40) killed 3 people, including Laura Wilcox (19), and wounded 2 others at the Nevada County Behavioural Health clinic before he was apprehended by police near Smartville. Thorpe had refused to take medication and could not be force to do so under the 1967 Lanterman-Petris-Short state law. In 2000 a bill AB1421 named “Laura’s Law," was pending to address the issue. In 2002 Gov. Gray Davis signed Laura’s Law allowing for court-ordered assisted outpatient treatment or forced anti-psychotics in most cases.
    (, 1/11/01, p.A1)(SFC, 5/1/02, p.A20)
2001        Jan 10, American Airlines (AMR) called its plan to acquire Trans World Airlines (TWA) beneficial to consumers. TWA’s board approved plans for bankruptcy and accept the buyout offer. TWA had used St. Louis as a hub.
    (WSJ, 1/11/01, p.A3)(WSJ, 1/2/02, p.R12)(Econ, 6/28/08, p.37)
2001        Jan 10, It was reported that some 18,000 Afghan refugees had crossed the border into Pakistan in recent weeks.
    (SFC, 1/10/01, p.A8)
2001        Jan 10, China sent rats into orbit aboard its “Sacred Ship" Shenzhou II, powered by a Long March rocket.
    (SFC, 1/11/01, p.A16)
2001        Jan 10, In Colombia soldiers rescued 56 hostages held by ELN guerrillas outside Barbosa.
    (SFC, 1/11/01, p.A14)
2001        Jan 10, In the Republic of Congo 2 freight trains collided near Nvoungouti station and at least 30 people were killed.
    (SFC, 1/12/01, p.A18)
2001        Jan 10, In Germany Chancellor Schroeder created a new super-ministry for food, agriculture and consumer protection to combat mad cow disease.
    (SFC, 1/11/01, p.A14)
2001        Jan 10, In Indonesia searchers found a crashed navy plane in the dense jungle of Irian Jaya and confirmed the death of ten people.
    (SFC, 1/10/01, p.A9)
2001        Jan 10, Indonesia extended a truce in Aceh province after separatists agreed at talks in Switzerland to halt fighting for a month.
    (WSJ, 1/11/01, p.A1)
2001        Jan 10, In Mexico the government shut down a 3rd military base in Chiapas.
    (SFC, 1/11/01, p.A14)

2002        Jan 10, Todd Eldredge won his 6th US Figure Skating Championship title.
    (AP, 1/10/03)
2002        Jan 10, The White House revealed that Enron Corp. had sought the administration's help shortly before collapsing with the life savings of many workers.
    (AP, 1/10/03)
2002        Jan 10, A US military transport took off carrying al Qaeda and Taliban prisoners to the US Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba. Prisoners were set up in an area called Camp X-Ray. In 2004 David Rose authored “Guantanamo: The War on Human Rights."
    (SFC, 1/11/02, p.A5)(SFC, 1/26/02, p.A10)(SSFC, 11/21/04, p.E6)
2002        Jan 10, US Energy Sec. Spencer Abraham said he found the Nevada site at Yucca Mountain “scientifically sound and suitable" as a nuclear waste repository.
    (SFC, 1/11/02, p.A3)(WSJ, 1/11/02, p.A1)
2002        Jan 10, A CIA report said China, North Korea and Iran will probably have long-range missile capable of reaching the US by 2015.
    (SFC, 1/11/02, p.A7)
2002        Jan 10, Ethan Zohn (27) was the latest million dollar “Survivor" winner.
    (SFC, 1/11/02, p.A2)
2002        Jan 10, An F-16 crashed near the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey. The pilot ejected safely.
    (SFC, 1/11/02, p.A5)
2002        Jan 10, In Afghanistan gunmen attacked the Kandahar airport as a US military transport took off carrying al Qaeda and Taliban prisoners to the US Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba. Prisoners were set up in an area called Camp X-Ray.
    (SFC, 1/11/02, p.A5)(SFC, 1/26/02, p.A10)
2002        Jan 10, In Argentina thousands of middle-class families protested in Buenos Aires. The government had ordered checking deposits of $10k and savings over $3k switched to fixed-term deposits and out of reach for at least a year.
    (SSFC, 1/13/02, p.A17)
2002        Jan 10, In Chechnya Russian troops lifted a weeklong blockade of Argun.
    (WSJ, 1/11/02, p.A1)
2002        Jan 10, In Colombia Pres. Pastrana sent troops to the demilitarized zone occupied by the FARC.
    (SFC, 1/11/02, p.A6)
2002        Jan 10, In Gabon a medical team fled the site of an Ebola outbreak following threats after they insisted that villagers not touch corpses at funerals.
    (WSJ, 1/11/02, p.A1)
2002        Jan 10, Israel demolished dozens of Palestinian homes in Rafah. The Islamic Jihad said it would resume attacks as Palestinian police arrested 2 of its members
    (SFC, 1/11/02, p.A3)(WSJ, 1/11/02, p.A1)

2003        Jan 10, The US Labor Dept. reported that 101,000 jobs were lost in December with 8.6 million (6%) officially unemployed.
    (SFC, 1/11/03, p.A1)
2003        Jan 10, With just three days left in office, Illinois Gov. George Ryan pardoned four death row inmates he said had been tortured by Chicago police into falsely confessing to murders in the 1980's.
    (AP, 1/10/04)
2003        Jan 10, An Australian euthanasia campaigner complained that customs officials seized a machine he designed to help people kill themselves as he prepared to board a flight to the United States.
    (AP, 1/10/03)
2003        Jan 10, Benin's National Voodoo Day drew about 12,000 people.
    (AP, 1/10/03)
2003        Jan 10, Djiboutians chose a new 65-seat parliament in elections. Parties allied with Pres. Ismael Omar Guelleh swept Djibouti's first multi-party legislative elections. The bloc of four parties known as the Union for the Presidential Majority, or UMP, won 62.7 percent of the vote to 37.3 percent for the four-party opposition alliance known as the Union for a Democratic Alternative.
    (AP, 1/10/03)(AP, 1/11/03)
2003        Jan 10, The European Union proposed a diplomatic initiative to avoid war against Iraq and increased pressure on Washington to pursue a peaceful solution to the crisis over Iraq's arms programs.
    (AP, 1/10/03)
2003        Jan 10, Iraq blocked all e-mail services following a batch of messages from disguised US agencies urging dissent and military defections. Some service was restored the next day.
    (SSFC, 1/12/03, p.A14)
2003        Jan 10, North Korea announced that it was pulling out of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty.
    (SFC, 1/10/03, p.A1)
2003        Jan 10, It was reported that an estimated 3,000 Pakistani boys are sold each year to the gulf states to work as camel jockeys.
    (SFC, 1/10/03, p.A17)
2003        Jan 10, In Venezuela opponents of President Hugo Chavez took to the streets as a bank strike prompted authorities to suspend dollar auctions for a second day in a row after Venezuela's currency fell.
    (AP, 1/10/03)

2004        Jan 10, Michelle Kwan won her seventh straight title and eighth overall at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Atlanta; Johnny Weir skated to his first men's title.
    (AP, 1/10/05)
2004        Jan 10, Spalding Gray (62), morose humorist, disappeared in NYC. His body was found in the East River in March. In 2011 film director Steven Soderbergh culled clips from 90 hours of Gray source material to produce the documentary: And Everything Is Going Fine."
    (SFC, 2/09/04, p.A2)(SFC, 2/18/11, p.E8)
2004        Jan 10, Alexandra Ripley (70), novelist, died in Richmond, Va.
    (AP, 1/10/05)
2004        Jan 10, Fiona Thornewill (37), a British woman, completed her unaided solo hike to the South Pole in record time. She walked 700 miles in 42 days broking the previous record of 44 days for an unaided individual or team for walking or skiing.
    (AP, 1/12/04)
2004        Jan 10, China reported a 3rd suspected SARS infection involved a 35-year-old man in Guangdong province.
    (AP, 1/11/04)(WSJ, 1/13/04, p.D5)
2004        Jan 10, In Ghana the United Nations launched a yearlong commemoration of the anti-slavery movement. The International Year for the Commemoration of the Struggle Against Slavery and its Abolition coincides with the 200-year anniversary of Haiti, the first independent black state in the Western Hemisphere.
    (AP, 1/11/04)
2004        Jan 10, A US anti-terror team arrived in Mauritania. The US had received information of threats against American interests in the West African nations of Mauritania and Senegal.
    (AP, 1/12/04)
2004        Jan 10, North Korea said it had shown its "nuclear deterrent" to an unofficial U.S. delegation that visited the disputed Yongbyon nuclear complex.
    (AP, 1/10/05)
2004        Jan 10, Panamanian officials arrested Arcangel de Jesus Henao Montoya, a top leader of the Colombian Norte de Valle drug cartel, in the southern city of Torti and took him to Panama City. He was soon handed over to US officials.
    (AP, 1/11/04)(SFC, 1/15/04, p.A1)
2004        Jan 10, In the Philippines 3 rebels and 4 soldiers died when the guerrilla New People's Army attacked a power plant south of Manila.
    (AP, 1/10/04)
2004        Jan 10, A conference on U.S.-Islamic relations began in Qatar. Washington's support for Israel is at the root of differences between the United States and Islamic nations.
    (AP, 1/10/04)
2004        Jan 10, In South Korea prosecutors arrested six lawmakers and the head of a conglomerate in a broadening investigation of corruption allegations.
    (AP, 1/10/04)
2002        Jan 10, Pres. Mugabe enacted sweeping security and election laws to clamp down on critics and limit election monitoring. Iden Wetherell, editor of the Zimbabwe Independent, was arrested along with 2 staff members on charges of defaming Mugabe.
    (SFC, 1/11/02, p.A5)(WPR, 3/04, p.29)

2005        Jan 10, CBS issued a damning independent review of mistakes related to a "60 Minutes Wednesday" report, aired by Dan Rather, on President Bush's National Guard service and fired three news executives and a producer for their "myopic zeal" in rushing it to air.
    (SFC, 1/11/05, p.A1)(AP, 1/10/06)
2005        Jan 10, Gov. Schwarzenneger proposed an $85.7 billion California state budget with cuts in programs to the poor, elderly and disabled to help close a $9.1 billion deficit.
    (SFC, 1/11/05, p.A1)
2005        Jan 10, Randall W. Harding pleaded guilty to money laundering and wire fraud charges as part of a scam that authorities say bilked investors from Palm Springs to Orange County, including church members at Crossroads Christian Church in Riverside, Ca.
    (SFC, 8/14/06, p.A2)(
2005        Jan 10, A mudslide at La Conchita in Ventura County, Ca., crushed over 15 homes and killed 10 people.
    (SFC, 1/12/05, p.A1)(SFC, 1/13/05, p.A3)
2005        Jan 10, GlaxoSmithKline PLC said that Bayer Healthcare AG has paid more than 200 million euros ($260 million) for sole marketing rights outside the United States for the erectile dysfunction drug Levitra.
    (AP, 1/10/05)
2005        Jan 10, Spencer Dryden (66), former Jefferson Airplane drummer, died in Petaluma, Calif.
    (AP, 1/10/06)
2005        Jan 10, The African Union's (AU) Peace and Security Council wrapped up its inaugural meeting unexpectedly quickly here with a series of resolutions on the continent's main flashpoints, including Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan's Darfur region.
    (AFP, 1/11/05)
2005        Jan 10, Canada and Nigeria agreed to terms under which the Canadian International Development Agency is to provide 24.9 million Canadian dollars (20.4 million US) for health projects in the west African country.
    (AP, 1/11/05)
2005        Jan 10, Congo security forces fired bullets and tear gas at demonstrators burning tires in Congo's capital, killing at 4 people among thousands protesting a government decision to delay upcoming national elections.
    (AP, 1/10/05)(Econ, 1/22/05, p.44)
2005        Jan 10, Cuba said it was resuming formal ties with all of Europe, ending a deep freeze in relations following a 2003 crackdown on dissidents and the firing-squad executions of three men who tried to hijack a ferry.
    (AP, 1/10/05)
2005        Jan 10, India’s Supreme Court granted bail to Jayendra Saraswathi, one of Hinduism's most venerated clerics, after he spent nearly two months in jail in connection with the murder of a temple official. Former monastery official Sankaraman, said to be a bitter critic of the top cleric, was hacked to death in an ancient temple in Kanchi in September.
    (Reuters, 1/10/05)
2005        Jan 10, A bus driver apparently lost control of his vehicle and it plunged into a canal killing 57 people in southern India.
    (AP, 1/10/05)
2005        Jan 10, In Iraq gunmen assassinated Baghdad's deputy police chief and his son. A huge roadside bomb in southwestern Baghdad destroyed a U.S. armored vehicle and killed two American soldiers.
    (AP, 1/10/05)
2005        Jan 10, New Italian legislation went into effect to stop smoking in restaurants and bars. Officials extended the initial Jan 1 date for the benefit of New Year revelers.
    (SFC, 12/21/04, p.A7)(WSJ, 1/10/05, p.A10)
2005        Jan 10, In Kuwait a shootout killed two policeman and a suspect they were chasing in a suburb of the capital.
    (AP, 1/10/05)
2005        Jan 10, Ukraine's Election Commission declared Viktor Yushchenko the winner of the presidential vote.
    (AP, 1/10/06)
2005        Jan 10, Venezuela's President Chavez declared that farmland nationwide would be inspected and some of it given to the poor, expanding agrarian reforms with a pledge to fight "the large estates."
    (AP, 1/11/05)

2006        Jan 10, Oil magnate Boone Pickens donated $165 million to Oklahoma State Univ. for the development of new sports facilities. The 100-acre site under consideration in Stillwater faced problems with low-income residents.
    (, 3/30/06, p.A1)
2006        Jan 10, Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs unveiled an iMac computer based on Intel chips.
    (AP, 1/10/07)
2006        Jan 10, Bruce Sutter became the 4th relief pitcher elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
    (AP, 1/10/07)
2006        Jan 10, Australia said it will send an extra 110 troops to Afghanistan to bolster the fight against Islamist militants, increasing its presence in the country to about 300.
    (AP, 1/10/06)
2006        Jan 10-2006 Jan 11, The bodies of 24 Haitian migrants, who apparently suffocated crossing the border in a sealed truck, were found in the Dominican Republic. The victims were among 69 Haitians, mostly adult men, who were driven across the border illegally at the northern Dominican town of Dajabon.
    (AP, 1/12/06)
2006        Jan 10, European airlines lost a legal bid that aimed to strike down new EU rules guaranteeing passengers compensation for flight delays or cancellations.
    (AP, 1/10/06)
2006        Jan 10, The European Commission ordered that Greece allow genetically modified corn seed (GMO) to be planted there despite objections by Greek farmers.
    (WSJ, 1/11/06, p.A13)
2006        Jan 10, Iran removed UN seals on uranium enrichment equipment and resumed nuclear research Tuesday, defying demands it maintain a two-year freeze on its nuclear program and sparking an outcry from the US and Europe.
    (AP, 1/10/06)
2006        Jan 10, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il passed through China on the way to Russia, a source with knowledge of the stopover said. South Korean and Japanese media said Kim was making a secret visit to China.
    (Reuters, 1/10/06)
2006        Jan 10, A battle between Pakistani security forces and suspected Islamic militants firing rockets and assault rifles left 21 dead in a tribal region near the Afghan border.
    (AP, 1/10/06)
2006        Jan 10, Panama's agricultural minister resigned, accusing the US of pressuring the Central American country to accept lower agricultural inspection standards.
    (AP, 1/10/06)
2006        Jan 10, Peru's National Election Board formally rejected a bid by jailed former President Alberto Fujimori to run in April's presidential race, citing a congressional ban on his holding public office.
    (AP, 1/10/06)
2006        Jan 10, Spanish police arrested 20 people, mostly Moroccans, linked to Islamic terrorism and violence in Iraq in raids across Spain.
    (AFP, 1/10/06)
2006        Jan 10, In Thailand protesters pushed through a police barricade outside a hotel where negotiators were trying to hammer out a US-Thai free trade pact, as demonstrations against the deal gained momentum but failed to disrupt the talks.
    (AP, 1/10/06)
2006        Jan 10, Preliminary tests showed another person in Turkey has tested positive for a deadly strain of bird flu, raising the number in the country to 15. The number of people hospitalized with symptoms climbed to about 70.
    (AP, 1/10/06)
2006        Jan 10, Ukraine’s Parliament fired the Cabinet because of a new deal with Russia that nearly doubled what Ukraine pays for natural gas. PM Yuri Yekhanurov and the justice minister, however, said the vote was nonbinding and vowed that the current Cabinet would continue working.
    (AP, 1/10/06)

2007        Jan 10, Pres. Bush said that an additional 21,500 US troops will head to Iraq soon to try improve the security situation mainly in Baghdad and the western province of Anbar. Bush’s plan became known as “the surge."
    (AP, 1/15/07)(Econ, 1/13/07, p.11)
2007        Jan 10, The Democratic-controlled US House voted 315-116 to increase the federal minimum wage to $7.25 per hour.
    (AP, 1/10/08)
2007        Jan 10, The US Postal Service honored Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996), the First Lady of Song, with her own postage stamp.
    (AP, 1/10/07)(SFC, 1/10/07, p.E8)
2007        Jan 10, California State coastal regulators voted to impose restrictions on the US Navy's use of sonar, which has been linked to harmful effects on whales and other marine mammals.
    (AP, 1/11/07)
2007        Jan 10, California’s Gov. Schwarzenegger released a proposed $143.4 billion budget.
    (SFC, 1/11/07, p.A1)
2007        Jan 11, NATO forces overnight fought two large groups of suspected Taliban militants crossing the border from Pakistan, and scores of insurgents were killed. Some 150 militants under Jalaluddin Haqqani were killed by the US 10th Mountain Division.
    (AP, 1/11/07)(WSJ, 11/7/07, p.A16)
2007        Jan 10, Belarus lifted a duty it had imposed on Russian fuel transiting the country.
    (SFC, 1/11/07, p.A7)
2007        Jan 10, Bolivian President Evo Morales renewed his pledge to nationalize his country's mining industry, saying he would complete the task this year.
    (AP, 1/10/07)
2007        Jan 10, Bosnia's state court jailed a Swede, a Turk and a Bosnian for up to 15 years four months for planning a suicide attack in Europe. All 3 men were Muslims and wanted to pressure Bosnia and European governments to withdraw forces from Iraq and Afghanistan.
    (Reuters, 1/10/07)
2007        Jan 10, In England 2 RAF training helicopters collided in mid-air in Shropshire, with some reports claiming that one person was killed and three injured.
    (AFP, 1/10/07)
2007        Jan 10, China said 2006 its global trade surplus jumped nearly 75% from the previous year to a record $177.5 billion. Lan Chengzhang, who worked for the China Trade News, was beaten while visiting a mine in Hunyuan county in the northern province of Shanxi and died of an apparent brain hemorrhage the next day. His death sparked a media outcry and a police investigation. On June 27 the Intermediate People's Court of Linfen city in Shanxi province convicted Hou Zhenrun, the head of a small unlicensed mine outside the northern city of Datong, for organizing a gang of five men to beat reporter. Zhenrun sentenced to life in prison. The five men who beat the reporters received jail terms of 5-15 years. A sixth was sentenced to a year in jail for harboring the suspects.
    (AP, 1/10/07)(Reuters, 1/17/07)(AP, 6/28/07)
2007        Jan 10, Cuban dissident Manuel Valdes Tamayo (50) died. He was one of 75 activists jailed in a massive crackdown in 2003 and released a year later for health reasons.
    (AP, 1/11/07)
2007        Jan 10, In Guinea shop, government and business workers held a general strike, heeding a union call for protests after President Lansana Conte decided to free two corruption suspects. Unions demanded that Mamadou Sylla and Fode Soumah, who have been charged with embezzling public funds and imprisoned in Conakry on December 6, be put back in jail. The strike threatened the world’s surplus of alumina, used to make aluminum. Guinea accounted for 10% of the world’s bauxite exports and 30% of its reserves.
    (AFP, 1/10/07)(WSJ, 1/25/07, p.A13)
2007        Jan 10, Former Guinea-Bissau PM Carlos Gomes Jr. sought asylum at the local UN office, three days after he said President Vieira was behind the assassination of an ex-military commander last week.
    (AP, 1/10/07)
2007        Jan 10, In northern Indian a 4-story building under construction in Allahabad collapsed, killing 10 workers and injuring at least 25.
    (AP, 1/10/07)
2007        Jan 10, A 14-year-old Indonesian boy died from bird flu, just days after being hospitalized. It was the first H5N1 fatality in the country in six weeks.
    (AP, 1/10/07)
2007        Jan 10, In central Iran a truck smashed into a bus, killing at least 14 people.
    (AP, 1/11/07)
2007        Jan 10, Bombings and shootings across Iraq killed at least 99 people, including a US soldier who died from a gunshot wound in Diyala province. A suicide bomber killed four civilians in a crowd outside a police station in the northern city of Tal Afar.
    (AP, 1/10/07)(SFC, 1/11/07, p.A15)
2007        Jan 10, Israeli PM Ehud Olmert, midway through an official visit to Beijing, said he received a candid assurance from China that it opposes Iran having a nuclear arsenal.
    (AP, 1/10/07)
2007        Jan 10, Lebanese trade unions threatened to escalate protests unless the government drops plans to raise taxes, adding to troubles for Lebanon's US-backed prime minister amid an opposition campaign to bring him down.
    (AP, 1/10/07)
2007        Jan 10, A new report alleged that Myanmar's military junta is allowing gold mines to pollute the world's largest wild tiger reserve and has promoted development that is destroying ethnic Kachin communities.
    (AP, 1/10/07)
2007        Jan 10, In Nicaragua former revolutionary Daniel Ortega took office in a ceremony attended by more than a dozen world leaders.
    (AP, 1/10/07)
2007        Jan 10, Khaled Meshaal, the leader of Hamas, said Hamas acknowledges the existence of Israel but formal recognition by the group will only be considered when a Palestinian state has been created.
    (AP, 1/10/07)
2007        Jan 10, In Russia Liana Askerova said she was detained as part of the investigation into the killing of Andrei Kozlov, the Central Bank first deputy chairman who was shot point-blank on Sept. 13 as he left a soccer game in Moscow.
    (AP, 1/12/07)
2007        Jan 10, Militants kidnapped nine South Korean oil workers and one local worker in the Niger Delta region of southern Nigeria, bringing the total number of foreigners currently held hostage there to 18.
    (AFP, 1/10/07)
2007        Jan 10, US forces launched a third day of airstrikes in southern Somalia. At least four separate strikes were reported around Ras Kamboni, on the Somali coast near the Kenyan border. Unknown insurgents attacked a transitional government barracks and soldiers responded by sealing portions of Mogadishu and searching house to house for guns.
    (AP, 1/10/07)(SFC, 1/11/07, p.A4)
2007        Jan 10, In the southern Philippines a bomb exploded across the street from a public market, killing six people and wounding 22 others. A second blast in the region hours later wounded two people near a police outpost.
    (AP, 1/10/07)
2007        Jan 10, Sudan and rebel groups, prodded by New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, agreed on a 60-day ceasefire, plus diplomatic efforts by the UN and African Union, to end the conflict in Darfur.
    (AFP, 1/11/07)
2007        Jan 10, Zimbabwe’s central statistics office (CSO) said inflation had hit a new record high of 1,281%, puncturing government hopes of reining in the galloping rate which has left households struggling to make ends meet.
    (AP, 1/10/07)

2008        Jan 10, A US Justice Department audit was released and said telephone companies have cut off FBI wiretaps used to eavesdrop on suspected criminals because of the bureau's repeated failures to pay phone bills on time.
    (AP, 1/10/08)
2008        Jan 10, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed an austere state budget to close a projected $14.5 billion deficit.
    (SFC, 1/11/08, p.A1)
2008        Jan 10, Ed Jew resigned from his seat on the SF Board of Supervisors effective as of noon on Jan 11.
    (SFC, 1/11/08, p.A1)
2008        Jan 10, Afghanistan urged Iran to stop deporting its citizens during the winter months, saying doing so could cause a humanitarian disaster.
    (AP, 1/10/08)
2008        Jan 10, In Belarus police broke up a rally of 2,000 entrepreneurs protesting moves by the authoritarian government to increase the burden on private business. The demonstrators opposed new legislation that would force them to reregister their ventures and double the amount of taxes they have to pay.
    (AP, 1/10/08)
2008        Jan 10, Britain’s government unveiled a new energy policy, which included a decision to support the building of new nuclear-power stations.
    (Econ, 1/12/08, p.49)
2008        Jan 10, British media reports said 3 swans found dead on a nature reserve in south-west England have tested positive for the H5N1 strain of bird flu.
    (AFP, 1/10/08)
2008        Jan 10, Helicopters sent by Venezuela's president picked up two hostages freed by Colombian rebels in the jungle and flew the women across the border. Clara Rojas was an aide to Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt in February 2002 when the two were kidnapped on the campaign trail. Rojas gave birth in captivity to a boy fathered by one of the guerrillas. Betancourt is still being held. The other freed hostage, former congresswoman Consuelo Gonzalez de Perdomo, had been abducted in September 2001. FARC, in a statement published on a pro-rebel Web site, said the unilateral release demonstrated the group's "unquestionable willingness" to engage the government in talks over the release of remaining hostages. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia is thought to still hold more than 700 others.
    (AP, 1/11/08)(Econ, 1/19/08, p.39)
2008        Jan 10, In Georgia authorities formally charged Badri Patarkatsishvili, a billionaire businessman, who ran in this month's presidential election with plotting to overthrow the government. Patarkatsishvili left Georgia in November and has spent time in Britain and Israel. He has acknowledged offering large sums of money to police if they side with protesters.
    (AP, 1/11/08)
2008        Jan 10, India's Tata Motors unveiled the world's cheapest car, bringing new mobility within the reach of tens of millions of people and nightmares to environmentalists, traffic engineers and safety advocates. The Tata Nano was expected to sell for about $2,500.
    (AP, 1/10/08)(SFC, 1/11/08, p.C1)
2008        Jan 10, In central Baghdad, two bombs exploded almost simultaneously near a military checkpoint, killing two policemen and one soldier. 11 others were wounded, including four civilians. US bombers and jet fighters unleashed 40,000 pounds of explosives during a 10-minute airstrike, flattening what the military called safe havens for al-Qaida in Iraq on the southern outskirts Baghdad. Al-Jibouri, leader of Arab Jabour's Awakening Council, said the airstrikes killed at least 21 al-Qaida militants including a group leader.
    (AP, 1/10/08)(AP, 1/11/08)
2008        Jan 10, A cargo boat laden with 500 tons of garbage from Naples docked at the island of Sardinia as the government worked to undo a weeks-long trash emergency that left heaps of waste piled up on the streets of Naples.
    (AP, 1/10/08)
2008        Jan 10, Japan’s Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. said it will drop the name of its charismatic founder and become Panasonic Corp. to strengthen its global image.
    (AP, 1/10/08)
2008        Jan 10, An African Union statement said former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is taking over mediation in Kenya's disputed presidential election. Kenya's feuding political leaders agreed to an immediate cessation of violence and any acts that may harm efforts to end the country's post-election crisis,
    (AP, 1/10/08)(AFP, 1/10/08)
2008        Jan 10, In Mexico gunmen shot dead two federal agents and a civilian in the central state of Michoacan.
    (AP, 1/11/08)
2008        Jan 10, Sir Edmund Hillary (88), the first person to stand atop the world's highest mountain, died in New Zealand. He was remembered as a deeply driven but unassuming man who strived to help the people of Nepal in the decades after his 1953 ascent of Mount Everest with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay.
    (AP, 1/11/08)
 2008        Jan 10, In eastern Pakistan a suicide bomber blew himself up among police deployed outside a court in Lahore, killing at least 25 people, including 21 policemen, and wounding more than 70. Pakistani troops killed more than 50 Taliban militants after fighting off an attack overnight on a military fort near the town of Ladha in rugged South Waziristan.
    (AP, 1/10/08)(WSJ, 1/11/08, p.A1)(AFP, 1/12/08)
2008        Jan 10, In the West Bank President Bush predicted that a Mideast peace treaty would be completed by the time he leaves office. Bush named Lt. Gen. William Fraser III of the US Air Force to oversee compliance with a US-backed peace plan.
    (AP, 1/10/08)
2008        Jan 10, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin named a prominent nationalist politician as ambassador to NATO at a time of severely strained ties between the two.
    (AP, 1/10/08)
2008        Jan 10, Government officials and rebels said soldiers and Shiite rebels are fighting again in northern Yemen, breaking a 6-month-old cease-fire with clashes that have killed more than 30 people.
    (AP, 1/10/08)

2009        Jan 10, President-elect Barack Obama made public a detailed analysis by his economic advisers that estimates the $775 billion plan of tax cuts and new spending would create 3.5 million jobs over the next two years.
    (AP, 1/10/09)
2009        Jan 10, A winter storm left large swaths of the Midwest and Northeast covered in snow and freezing rain. 10 inches of snow forced some 100 cancellations at Chicago’s O’Hare Int’l. Airport. At least 8 inches fell on lower Michigan and Ohio.
    (SSFC, 1/11/09, p.A14)
2009        Jan 10, In Argentina 6 children died in Buenos Aires after a fire ripped through a former bank being used as a home by poor families.
    (AP, 1/10/09)
2009        Jan 10, Australian police said a Canadian man has been charged with trying to smuggle more than two million dollars (1.4 million US) worth of cocaine  inside forklift battery cells into Australia from Mexico.
    (AFP, 1/11/09)
2009        Jan 10, Two British climbers, including the youngest Briton to conquer Everest, fell hundreds of meters to their deaths on Mont Blanc in the French Alps.
    (AFP, 1/11/09)
2009        Jan 10, In Guinea-Bissau a boat carrying passengers on the Geba River capsized in strong winds, leaving 42 people missing.
    (AP, 1/13/09)
2009        Jan 10, Israeli forces pounded rocket-launching sites and smuggling tunnels in Gaza and planes dropped leaflets warning of an escalation in attacks, as Palestinian militants fired at least 10 more rockets at Israel. The Israeli military said more than 15 militants were killed in overnight fighting. An Israeli tank shell killed nine people in a garden outside a home in the northern Gaza town of Jebaliya. In Cairo, Egypt, Palestinian Authority Pres. Mahmoud Abbas urged both Israel and Hamas to agree to an Egypt-brokered truce. Syria-based Palestinian militant groups including Hamas rejected the idea of deploying international observers or troops in Gaza.
    (AP, 1/10/09)
2009        Jan 10, In Nigeria leaders of ECOWAS, West Africa's regional economic body, suspended Guinea's membership following a military coup in the country.
    (AP, 1/11/09)
2009        Jan 10, In northwestern Pakistan at least 40 people were killed over the last 24 hours in clashes between Sunnis and Shiites in villages of the Hangu district.
    (AP, 1/10/09)(SFC, 1/12/09, p.A8)
2009        Jan 10, In northern Peru a bus ran off a slick mountain road into a ravine, killing at least 33 people.
    (AP, 1/10/09)
2009        Jan 10, Russia and the EU took a step toward securing the resumption of gas flows to Europe when the two signed a deal on monitoring the supplies through Ukraine. PM Vladimir Putin said Russia will restart gas supplies to Europe once an EU-led monitoring mission begins to track gas transit via Ukraine.
    (AP, 1/10/09)(Reuters, 1/10/09)
2009        Jan 10, South Korean officials arrested Park Dae-sung (31), a blogger writing under the pseudonym Minerva. They charged that his postings had led to a plunge in the value of the won, forcing the government to intervene in trading. In April 20 Park Dae-sung was cleared of spreading false information.
    (WSJ, 1/13/09, p.A11)(Econ, 1/17/09, p.45)(AP, 4/20/09)
2009        Jan 10, In Sri Lanka government soldiers captured a guerrilla camp in the village of Aiyamperumal in Mullaittivu. A pro-rebel TamilNet Web site reported that four civilians were killed in a government artillery assault on a rebel-held village in Mullaitivu.
    (AP, 1/11/09)

2010        Jan 10, US Republicans moved to draw attention to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s racially tinged remarks about Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential race. Reid had acknowledged that he had described Obama as “light skinned" and possessing no “Negro dialect" in a private conversation with two reporters, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, authors of the new book “Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime" (2010).
    (SFC, 1/11/10, p.A4)(SFC, 1/12/10, p.A12)
2010        Jan 10, Juliet Anderson (71), adult film star born as Judith Carr, died at her home in Berkeley, Ca. She had begun her career in 1978 and appeared in some 80 hardcore porn films. In 1984 she cast and directed Nina Hartley in “Educating Nina."
    (SSFC, 1/31/10, p.C12)
2010        Jan 10, Abu Dhabi Sheik Issa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a member of the United Arab Emirates ruling family being tried in connection with the videotaped beating of an Afghan man, was cleared of all charges. The video showed the prince beating the man with stick, pouring salt on his wounds and driving over him in a car. The victim, identified as Afghani grain dealer Mohammed Shapoor, survived the beatings.
    (AP, 1/10/10)(Econ, 1/16/10, p.48)
2010        Jan 10, In Afghanistan a roadside bomb killed three charity workers and wounded two others in Uruzgan province. Bombs killed an American service member and two Afghan road construction workers in separate attacks in Helmand province.
    (AP, 1/10/10)(AP, 1/11/10)
2010        Jan 10, In Algeria a collision between a bus and a truck killed 15 people and injured another 15 on a major highway in the Ghardaia region in the Sahara desert.
    (Reuters, 1/10/10)
2010        Jan 10, New data showed that China has overtaken Germany as the world's top exporter after December exports jumped 17.7% for their first increase in 14 months.
    (AP, 1/10/10)
2010        Jan 10, In southeast Congo 6 people, including 5 children, died in a tin mine collapse. 2 people were left missing.
    (AP, 1/11/10)
2010        Jan 10, Croatia held a presidential run-off vote pitting a left-wing professor against the populist Zagreb mayor. Front-runner Ivo Josipovic vowed to crack down on corruption and lead the recession-hit nation into the EU. Law expert and classical music composer Josipovic (b.1957) won the runoff presidential vote, beating popular Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic.
    (AFP, 1/10/10)(AP, 1/10/10)
2010        Jan 10, In Dagestan 2 militants were gunned down in the provincial capital, Makhachkala, after police surrounded and stormed a house where a group of wanted terrorists was hiding.
    (AP, 1/10/10)
2010        Jan 10, Heavy snowfall caused havoc in parts of Europe, causing hundreds of traffic accidents, downing power lines in Poland, halting flights out of southern France and trapping more than 160 people overnight on a frozen highway in northeastern coastal Germany.
    (AP, 1/10/10)
2010        Jan 10, Voters in French Guiana overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to give local government more autonomy while remaining a part of France. 70% voted "no," with 48% turnout.
    (AP, 1/10/10)
2010        Jan 10, Hong Kong police arrested a man after two bottles of corrosive liquid were hurled into a crowd in the city's Kowloon area. At least 30 people were injured in the city's latest acid attack.
    (AP, 1/10/10)
2010        Jan 10, In Iran a parliamentary investigation was made public that found Saeed Mortazavi, the former Tehran prosecutor, responsible for the deaths of at least three anti-government protesters imprisoned in the turmoil following Iran's disputed June elections. Iran freed a Syrian journalist working for Dubai television who was detained during anti-government protests two weeks ago.
    (AP, 1/10/10)(Reuters, 1/10/10)
2010        Jan 10, Israel's government approved a plan for the construction of two massive fences along the long and porous southern border with Egypt. PM Netanyahu said he wants to stem a growing flood of African asylum seekers and to prevent Islamic militants from entering the country. The project is expected to cost about $400 million.
    (AP, 1/11/10)
2010        Jan 10, In Malaysia firebombs were thrown at 3 more churches and another was splashed with black paint, the latest in a series of assaults on Christian houses of worship following a court decision allowing non-Muslims to use "Allah" to refer to God.
    (AP, 1/10/10)
2010        Jan 10, Voters in Martinique overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to give local government more autonomy while remaining a part of France. Election officials said 80% of voters rejected the plan, with 55% participation. An estimated 50,000 people were unemployed on Martinique, home to some 400,000 inhabitants.
    (AP, 1/10/10)
2010        Jan 10, In Pakistan four bodies were found in Karachi, three of them headless, in a wave of targeted attacks among rival political groups that some say is aimed at destabilizing the country's ruling coalition. Pakistan's Interior Ministry said that 41 people have died in targeted killings in Karachi since the beginning of the year, including 10 MQM workers, 10 from a breakaway faction called Haqiqi, and 16 members of a committee set up by the ruling party in Lyari to control violence in the area.
    (AP, 1/10/10)
2010        Jan 10, About 50,000 Philippine policemen began enforcing a 5-month ban on carrying guns in public in hopes of avoiding bloodshed in the buildup to May elections, arresting 18 violators at checkpoints across the country.
    (AP, 1/10/10)
2010        Jan 10, In Somalia clashes began between rival Islamic militias battling for control of in Belet Weyne, a strategic western town. At least 14 people were killed as the clashes continued into the next day.
    (AP, 1/11/10)
2010        Jan 10, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez says there's too much capitalism on Venezuelan TV. So he's urging producers to start making films and TV shows that stress socialist values.
    (AP, 1/11/10)

2011        Jan 10, Sam Brownback (b.1956) began serving as the 46th governor of Kansas. He immediately created the post of Repealer to free business from the burden of complying with an endless accumulation of rules.
    (Econ, 3/16/13, SR p.15)(
2011        Jan 10, In Texas Tom DeLay, former US House Majority Leader, was sentenced to 3 years in prison for a scheme to influence elections.
    (SFC, 1/11/11, p.A7)
2011        Jan 10, Texas authorities heralded the capture of Billie Joe Harris (53), a suspected serial rapist believed to have attacked a dozen elderly women in the past two years.
    (SFC, 1/11/11, p.A6)
2011        Jan 10, The publisher of Playboy magazine said it has agreed to a sweetened offer by founder Hugh Hefner to take the company private. The price of $6.15 a share is an 18 percent premium over the Jan 7 closing price and valued the company at about $207 million.
    (AP, 1/10/11)
2011        Jan 10, North Carolina-based Duke Energy announced that it would buy Progress Energy for $13.7 billion.
    (Econ, 2/12/11, p.39)
2011        Jan 10, NASA said it has spotted a tiny, rocky planet about the size of Earth doing a speedy orbit of a star outside our solar system. Named Kepler-10b its scorching temperatures are too hot for life.
    (AFP, 1/12/11)
2011        Jan 10, Joe Gores, mystery writer, died in San Anselmo, Ca. His 16 published novels included “Spade and Archer: The Prequel to Dashiell Hammett’s ‘The Maltese Falcon.’"
    (SFC, 1/14/11, p.C5)
2011        Jan 10, In southern Afghanistan 3 policemen were killed in a car bombing claimed by the Taliban in Kandahar province. Vice President Joe Biden arrived on a trip for talks with President Hamid Karzai and visit with US troops. Gen. David Petraeus, commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, said a recent pledge by a southern Afghan tribe to stand up to the Taliban shows that the military push in the region is making headway.
    (AFP, 1/10/11)(Reuters, 1/10/11)
2011        Jan 10, In Australia flash floods swept through the city of Toowoomba, killing at least four people, trapping others in cars and leaving some clinging to trees. A 26-foot (8-m) wall of water was coursing through the low-lying communities from Toowoomba and eastward toward Queensland’s state capital, Brisbane.
    (AP, 1/10/11)
2011        Jan 10, Bangladesh suspended trading at its main stock exchange after a market plunge ignited protests by thousands of investors and security officials struck some with batons to disperse them.
    (AP, 1/10/11)
2011        Jan 10, John Gross (b.1935) English literary critic, author, and anthologist, died. His work included the book: “The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters" (1969).
    (Econ, 1/29/11, p.85)(
2011        Jan 10, Canada-based Research In Motion said it will filter pornographic internet content for its Blackberry smartphone users in Indonesia, following government pressure to stop access to porn sites or face its browsing service being shut down.
    (Reuters, 1/10/11)
2011        Jan 10, Egypt said it aims to generate 12% of its electricity needs by wind power and will initiate wind-farm projects with a capacity of 2,690 megawatts over the next five years.
    (AFP, 1/10/11)
2011        Jan 10, In Germany melted record December snowfalls across the country caused rivers from the Rhine in the west to the Oder in the east to burst their banks, flooding fields and towns, turning streets into waterways, and leaving one person feared dead.
    (AP, 1/10/11)
2011        Jan 10, Iran's intelligence services said they have arrested suspects in the assassination a year ago of nuclear physicist Masoud Ali Mohammadi in a months-long covert operation that also led them to penetrate Israel's Mossad spy agency.
    (AP, 1/10/11)
2011        Jan 10, Iraqi fishermen killed a Kuwaiti coast guard member during a shootout in one of the more serious incidents between the neighboring countries in years. 4 Iraqi fishermen were then detained by Kuwaiti forces.
    (AP, 1/11/11)
2011        Jan 10, Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian farmer (65) in the northern Gaza Strip.
    (AFP, 1/10/11)
2011        Jan 10, Italian auto giant Fiat said it has increased its stake in Chrysler to 25% from 20% as part of a deal signed after the iconic US brand emerged from bankruptcy in 2009.
    (AFP, 1/10/11)
2011        Jan 10, In Mauritius Michaela McAreavey (27), an Irish beauty queen and daughter of a high-profile Gaelic football manager, was found strangled to death at the five-star Legends hotel on her honeymoon. Three hotel employees were soon charged with her murder. On Jan 18 a 4th suspect, security guard Dassen Narainen (26), was arrested.
    (AFP, 1/11/11)(AP, 1/12/11)(AFP, 1/19/11)
2011        Jan 10, Mexico said it will stop subjecting a rotating list of US products to tariffs after the United States offered to reach a deal to allow Mexican trucks on US roads and end a long-running trade dispute. Mexico will maintain punitive tariffs on 99 US products but will not add any more pending negotiations.
    (Reuters, 1/10/11)(SFC, 1/11/11, p.A2)
2011        Jan 10, In Mexico the body of a murdered man was found on the main highway to Acapulco, bringing to 31 the number of people killed in the Pacific resort city over four days. Abraham Ortiz Rosales, the mayor of Temoac in Morelos state, was shot to death as he drove with his wife and son near the town of Jantetelco. Federal prosecutors said 5 people have been arrested in the kidnappings of Central American migrants in southern Mexico.
    (AP, 1/11/11)
2011        Jan 10, In Mozambique a heavy storm killed 10 people and seriously injured seven others in the central province of Manica.
    (Reuters, 1/12/11)
2011        Jan 10, Former Nigerian leader and mediator Olusegun Obasanjo left Ivory Coast as incumbent Pres. Gbagbo continued to defy the world and insist he had won the recent election. Men armed with rifles and machetes killed 19 people in attacks on three villages in volatile central Nigeria. Three homes were attacked in the Christian village of Kuru Station. Those that escaped said they saw military men shooting and other people burning the houses and macheteing the villagers.
    (AP, 1/10/11)(AP, 1/11/11)
2011        Jan 10, Portugal's borrowing rates briefly spiked to euro-era highs amid reports that Germany and France are pushing it to accept outside help to avoid contagion.
    (AP, 1/10/11)
2011        Jan 10, Interpol said it had placed 47 Saudis on its most wanted list after Saudi Arabia accused them of involvement in the Al-Qaida terror network.
    (SFC, 1/11/11, p.A2)
2011        Jan 10, The militant Basque separatist group ETA declared a permanent cease-fire in what it called a firm step toward ending its bloody decades-long independence fight, but Spain's government quickly dismissed the announcement and demanded ETA disband outright.
    (AP, 1/10/11)
2011        Jan 10, South Korea rebuffed a North proposal for talks to ease tensions but extended its own offer to discuss last year's two military attacks blamed on Pyongyang and North Korea's nuclear program.
    (AP, 1/10/11)
2011        Jan 10, Thousands of south Sudanese poured out to vote for a second straight day in a landmark independence referendum, bringing the region a step closer to becoming the world's newest state. Former US President Jimmy Carter told CNN that Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir offered to take on all of the country's crippling debt if the south declares independence after a referendum. Armed men killed 10 southern Sudanese in an ambush on a convoy of people returning to the south for the referendum. The attack had happened on the northern side of the border between the northern state of Southern Kordofan and the southern state of Northern Bahr al-Ghazal.
    (AFP, 1/10/11)(Reuters, 1/10/11)(Reuters, 1/11/11)
2011        Jan 10, Tunisia temporarily shut down all of its high schools and universities as it tried to stop deadly riots over joblessness and poor prospects for youths. At least 14 people were killed in unrest this weekend.
    (AP, 1/10/11)

2012        Jan 10, A US Navy ship saved a group of Iranian mariners as their cargo dhow was foundering with a flooded engine room.
    (SFC, 1/11/12, p.A2)
2012        Jan 10, Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire primary claiming 39.4% of the vote. Ron Paul took a strong second with 22.8%. Jon Huntsman, Obama's former ambassador to China, came in third with 16.8%. Newt Gingrich finished fourth with 9.4% and Rick Santorum fifth with 9.3%.
    (AP, 1/11/12)(
2012        Jan 10, In North Carolina a task force said the state should pay $50,000 to some 2,000 people who were forcibly sterilized from 1929-1974.
    (SFC, 1/11/12, p.A5)
2012        Jan 10, The Chicago-based Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that it has moved its "Doomsday Clock" one minute ahead to five minutes to midnight.
    (AP, 1/10/12)(SFC, 1/11/12, p.A5)
2012        Jan 10, In southeastern Afghanistan 3 policemen and 4 civilians were killed when a group of suicide bombers stormed a government building in Sharana, the capital city of Paktika province. One bomber was gunned down by police, the two others detonated themselves. Four Afghan National Army soldiers killed in a Taliban mortar attack in Kunar province.
    (AFP, 1/10/12)
2012        Jan 10, Algerian police fired tear gas on protesters angry over unemployment and housing shortages in a southern Algerian gas industry town, leaving at least 10 injured.
    (AFP, 1/10/12)
2012        Jan 10, Brazil’s Justice Minister Jose Eduardo Cardozo said Brazil will grant work visas to 2,400 Haitians who are stuck in two Amazon border towns. He said another 1,600 Haitians in Brazil have been given visas already.
    (AP, 1/10/12)
2012        Jan 10, In southeastern Brazil 2 days of downpours left at least 28 people dead in floodwaters and mudslides.
    (AP, 1/10/12)
2012        Jan 10, The British government set out conditions under which Scotland would be allowed to hold a referendum - limiting it to a single yes-or-no question and rejecting a second question on greater powers of devolution.
    (Reuters, 2/16/12)
2012        Jan 10, A British court annulled the bankruptcy of Sean Quinn (64), once the Republic of Ireland's richest man, in a victory for Irish Bank Resolution Corporation which has been pursuing debts of up to 2.9 billion euros (2.4 billion pounds). He had turned a rural quarrying operation into a 4 billion euro fortune before running up a large stake in the now failed Anglo Irish Bank. Quinn made the bankruptcy declaration in November, taking advantage of British laws which would have allowed him to go back into business in under a year.
    (Reuters, 1/10/12)
2012        Jan 10, The British government approved the construction of a high-speed rail network linking London with cities in central and northern England from 2026 at a cost of almost £33 billion.
    (AFP, 1/10/12)
2012        Jan 10, In Greece a group of anarchists took over the studio of a local radio station in Athens, and broadcast a message in support Revolutionary Struggle, a domestic terrorist group best known for firing a rocket-propelled grenade into the US Embassy in Athens in 2007.
    (AP, 1/10/12)
2012        Jan 10, Guinea-Bissau's opposition rejected the appointment of the National Assembly leader Raimundo Pereira as interim head of the chronically unstable state following the death of President Malam Bacai Sanha in Paris.
    (AFP, 1/10/12)
2012        Jan 10, India's Premier Manmohan Singh called malnutrition in the country "a national shame" as he released a major survey that found 42% of children under five were underweight.
    (AFP, 1/10/12)
2012        Jan 10, A survey across 33 states by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, a government watchdog, found that 68.4% of 1,791 milk samples contained adulterants. Detergent was found in 8.4% of all samples.
    (AFP, 1/10/12)
2012        Jan 10, In Iraq 2 agriculture ministry workers were killed in Shurqat, 155 miles (250 km) northwest of Baghdad. A roadside bomb wounded three boys, two of them seriously, as they were on their way to school in Salahuddin province north of Baghdad. Army Colonel Hassan Ali was killed when a roadside bomb struck the convoy he was travelling in Diyala province.
    (AP, 1/10/12)(AFP, 1/10/12)
2012        Jan 10, Israel's parliament approved harsh new penalties on illegal migrants and Israelis who help them, building on other contentious measures designed to stanch the flood of Africans seeking sanctuary here.
    (AP, 1/10/12)
2012        Jan 10, Libya’s foreign minister said Libya has received roughly $20 billion in assets that were held overseas by Moamer Kadhafi's regime and frozen during the conflict that ousted him. The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) signed a status of mission agreement with Libya, paving the way for the world body to continue assisting the war-torn country during its current transitional period.
    (AFP, 1/10/12)
2012        Jan 10, Mexican authorities said they have seized 32.6 metric tons of methylamine, a precursor chemical used to make methamphetamines, at the Pacific coast port of Manzanillo. The shipment came from China.
    (AP, 1/10/12)
2012        Jan 10, In Nigeria Imam Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Boko Haram radical Islamist sect challenged the authority of Nigeria's president in an online video, promising more attacks in a nation increasingly overcome by unrest and divided by religion. Gunmen killed eight people, including five police officers, in a pub in Potiskum town in the northern state of Yobe before speeding off on a motorcycle. Gunmen also killed three people in an attack on a Christian village in Bauchi state. In the south a mob burnt part of the central mosque complex in the city of Benin. Local media reported that three others were killed in southwestern Ogun and Osun states, one by a police officer.
    (AFP, 1/10/12)(AP, 1/11/12)(AFP, 1/11/12)
2012        Jan 10, In Pakistan a bomb targeting a militia opposed to the Taliban exploded in a Jamrud market in the Khyber region, killing 30 people in the deadliest blast in the country in several months. A drone piloted remotely from the United States fired a missile at a house in North Waziristan killing four people, including Aslam Awan, described as an "external operations planner" for al-Qaida.
    (AP, 1/10/12)(SFC, 1/11/12, p.A4)(AP, 1/22/12)
2012        Jan 10, Peru's government replaced its drug czar. Ricardo Soberon's refusal to endorse an all-out coca crop eradication effort put him at odds with the Cabinet chief and prompted concern by the US Embassy.
    (AP, 1/10/12)
2012        Jan 10, In South Africa a stampede broke out as thousands tried to enroll at the Univ. of Johannesburg, killing one woman and injuring at least 22 people. South Africa's national university system has room for some 150,000 first-year students this year. Another 180,000 high school graduates are expected to be turned away.
    (AFP, 1/10/12)
2012        Jan 10, South African rangers found eight dead rhinos that had been stripped of their horns, an unprecedented one-day toll, in Kruger National Park.
    (AP, 1/11/12)
2012        Jan 10, Three Vietnamese crew from a South Korean fishing boat died and seven others suffered burns after a fire broke out on their trawler off Antarctica. the Busan-flagged Jeong Woo 2 was fishing for the rare Patagonian toothfish, along with ray, crab and other bottom fishes.
    (AFP, 1/11/12)
2012        Jan 10, Syrian President Bashar Assad vowed to respond to threats against him with an "iron hand" and refused to step down. Activists said Syrian security forces have shot dead at least 10 people in the eastern city of in Deir el-Zour despite the presence of an Arab observer mission in the area. The UAE's foreign minister accused the Syrian regime of not facilitating the job of Arab League observers.
    (AP, 1/10/12)(AFP, 1/10/12)

2013        Jan 10, President Barack Obama signed into a law a measure giving him, George W. Bush and future former presidents and their spouses lifetime Secret Service protection. This rolled back a mid-1990s law that imposed a 10-year limit on Secret Service protection for former presidents.
    (AP, 1/11/13)
2013        Jan 10, Pres, Obama signed a bill making California’s Pinnacles National Monument the nation’s 59th national park.
    (SFC, 1/11/13, p.D2)
2013        Jan 10, The US Department of Homeland Security urged computer users to disable Oracle Corp's Java software, amplifying security experts' prior warnings to hundreds of millions of consumers and businesses that use it to surf the Web.
    (AP, 1/11/13)
2013        Jan 10, California's Governor Jerry Brown said the state  budget deficit is gone after years of financial troubles as he proposed a state budget plan that would raise spending on education and healthcare, boosting total expenditures by 5 percent with a surplus remaining.
    (Reuters, 1/10/13)
2013        Jan 10, In California a student (16) armed with a shotgun opened fire at Taft Union High School in Kern County, critically wounding a fellow student before two adult staff members talked the boy into giving up his weapon, and he was arrested.
    (Reuters, 1/10/13)
2013        Jan 10, Evan Connell Jr. (b.1924), historian and novelist, was found dead at his home in Santa Fe, NM. His books included "Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn" (1984) and “the Alchemyst’s Journal" (1991).
    (SSFC, 1/13/13, p.C12)
2013        Jan 10, Belgium PM Elio Di Rupo chastised Queen Fabiola over her inheritance plans, which have widely seen as a tax dodge on a fortune amassed with taxpayer money.
    (SFC, 1/11/13, p.A2)
2013        Jan 10, In Brazil Chilean artist Jorge Selaron (b.1947), a symbol of his adopted city of Rio de Janeiro, was found dead in front of his house. In 1990 he began a staircase project in the Lapa neighborhood tiling steps and collecting old porcelain bathtubs to use as planters along the sides.
    (AP, 1/10/13)
2013        Jan 10, British Detective Chief Inspector April Casburn (53) was found guilty of one count of misconduct for trying to sell information to one of Rupert Murdoch’s tabloids.
    (SFC, 1/11/13, p.A3)
2013        Jan 10, Journalist Paul Salopek (50) departed a small Ethiopian village and took the first steps of a planned 21,000-mile (34,000-km) walk that will cross some 30 borders, where he will encounter dozens of languages and scores of ethnic groups. The walk from Ethiopia to Chile, which took human ancestors some 50,000 years to make, is called Out of Eden and is sponsored by National Geographic, the Knight Foundation and the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting.
    (AP, 1/10/13)
2013        Jan 10, Georgia opposition groups and NGOs announced that more than 1 million of Georgia's 4.6 million citizens have signed a petition calling for the resignation of Pres. Mikhail Saakashvili.
    (AP, 1/20/13)
2013        Jan 10, Honduras’ El Heraldo newspaper reported that police overnight had captured Kevin Samraid Carranza Padilla (28), a leader of the 18th Street gang along with his girlfriend, Cindy Yadira Garcia (19). Carranza was suspected in the shooting death of a police officer months earlier. Carranza and Yadira were later reported disappeared.
    (SSFC, 2/17/13, p.A16)
2013        Jan 10, In Iraq a series of attacks on a bus stop, police patrol and a convoy carrying the head of a university killed eight people and wounded 20 others.
    (AP, 1/10/13)
2013        Jan 10, Indian troops fired across the disputed Kashmir border and killed a Pakistani soldier, the third deadly incident in the disputed Himalayan region in recent days.
    (AP, 1/10/13)
2013        Jan 10, In Israel an explosion went off in a car near a bus in Tel Aviv in what police said was a criminally motivated assassination attempt. Four people were slightly injured.
    (AP, 1/10/13)
2013        Jan 10, A Kenyan community retaliated with their own tribal assault, killing 10 people and furthering a tribal feud that threatens to explode as March elections approach.
    (AP, 1/10/13)
2013        Jan 10, Islamists, who rule northern Mali, clashed with government forces for the first time in nearly a year, seizing the strategic city of Konna as the al-Qaida-linked militants pushed toward the government line of control in the center of the troubled country.
    (AP, 1/10/13)
2013        Jan 10, In southwest Pakistan a bomb targeting paramilitary soldiers killed 12 people in Quetta. Another 86 people, mostly Shiite Muslims, were killed in twin bombings at a billiards hall in Quetta. 5 suspected militants died in a US drone strike in Mir Ali, North Waziristan. A gas cylinder explosion ripped through a crowded mosque in the northwest city of Mingora, killing 21 people and injuring more than 70 others.
    (AP, 1/10/13)(AP, 1/11/13)
2013        Jan 10, Russia said that an adoption deal with the US will remain valid until 2014 despite a new Russian law banning the practice, but no new adoptions will be permitted and only those already cleared by Russian courts before the ban will be allowed to complete.
    (AP, 1/10/13)
2013        Jan 10, Somali journalist Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim, a freelance journalist, was arrested by police after interviewing a woman who said she was raped by government security forces. She was also briefly arrested and questioned by police before being released.
    (AP, 1/15/13)
2013        Jan 10, In northern Switzerland two passenger trains collided near a station, injuring 17 people in Schaffhausen canton.
    (AP, 1/10/13)
2013        Jan 10, Rebels trying to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime battled army troops inside an air base in the north as government forces fought opposition strongholds near the seat of his government in Damascus.
    (AP, 1/10/13)
2013        Jan 10, In Venezuela thousands of chanting supporters of President Hugo Chavez rallied outside his presidential palace in an exuberant alternative inauguration for a leader too ill to return home for the real thing.
    (AP, 1/10/13)
2013        Jan 10, In Yemen Ali Abdul-Salam, a prominent tribal chief, was killed in an ambush, an apparent revenge attack by al-Qaida for his security links.
    (AP, 1/10/13)

2014        Jan 10, President Barack Obama issued an emergency declaration for the state of West Virginia, ordering federal aid in the aftermath of a chemical spill that has left up to 300,000 people without tap water, closed schools and businesses. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency for nine counties.
    (Reuters, 1/10/14)
2014        Jan 10, Arkansas Gov. Mark Darr said he will leave office Feb 1. He was under pressure to resign over ethics violations including making personal use of over $30,000 of his campaign funds.
    (SSFC, 1/12/14, p.A10)
2014        Jan 10, Larry Speakes (b.1929), press secretary to Ronald Reagan, died in Mississippi. He became press secretary to Pres. Reagan following the 1981 attempted assassination of Reagan and the wounding of press secretary James Brady.
    (SSFC, 1/12/14, p.A15)
2014        Jan 10, New Jersey legislators planned to release nearly 1,000 pages of documents that may shed new light on a probe of four days of traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge apparently orchestrated by Republican Governor Chris Christie's top aides to settle a political score.
    (Reuters, 1/10/14)
2014        Jan 10, In eastern Afghanistan 2 US service members and a civilian were killed in an aircraft crash.
    (Reuters, 1/10/14)
2014        Jan 10, A new analysis of British census figures said almost one in 10 babies and toddlers in England and Wales are Muslim, illustrating the growth of the minority community.
    (AFP, 1/10/14)
2014        Jan 10, Central African Republic's interim President Michel Djotodia and his prime minister resigned, according to a statement issued after a two-day summit in neighboring Chad. Alexsandre-Ferdinand Nguendet took over as Acting President.
    (Reuters, 1/10/14)(Econ, 1/18/14, p.50)
2014        Jan 10, China defended its new fishing restrictions in disputed waters in the South China Sea against criticism from the United States, saying the rules were in accordance with international law.
    (Reuters, 1/10/14)
2014        Jan 10, In Egypt hundreds of Islamists rallied in Cairo and across the country, calling for a boycott of an upcoming constitutional referendum as clashes with security forces killed 3 people.
    (AP, 1/10/14)
2014        Jan 10, French President Francois Hollande threatened legal action over a Closer magazine report saying he is having a secret affair with actress Julie Gayet.
    (AP, 1/10/14)
2014        Jan 10, India ordered the United States to withdraw one of its diplomats from New Delhi, as Devyani Khobragade (39), the Indian consul at the center of the dispute between the two countries, flew home after being indicted in New York for visa fraud.
    (Reuters, 1/10/14)
2014        Jan 10, India's overcrowded financial capital unveiled its long-awaited $2 billion new airport terminal. Mumbai’s renovated Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport was delayed for nearly two years and overran its construction budget by 25 percent.
    (AP, 1/10/14)
2014        Jan 10, Indonesia's anti-graft agency arrested a former senior member of President Yudhoyono's party, in a long-running case that has damaged the ruling party's popularity ahead of elections.
    (Reuters, 1/10/14)
2014        Jan 10, Iranian state television reported that talks with the European Union have ended with an agreement over outstanding issues about the practical details of implementing a nuclear agreement.
    (Reuters, 1/10/14)
2014        Jan 10, In Iraq  fierce clashes erupted between special forces and al-Qaida-linked militants in  in al-Bubali, a village between Fallujah and Ramadi in western Anbar province.
    (AP, 1/10/14)
2014        Jan 10, Israel announced plans to build 1,400 new homes in Jewish settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. Police said suspected Jewish extremists cut down fruit trees belonging to Israeli Arabs overnight in an apparent revenge attack for Palestinian villagers beating up Jewish settlers.
    (AP, 1/10/14)(AFP, 1/10/14)
2014        Jan 10, Israel's cultural and financial capital unveiled a memorial honoring gays and lesbians persecuted by the Nazis, the first specific recognition in Israel for non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
    (AP, 1/10/14)
2014        Jan 10, Namibia wildlife authorities defended the auction of permits to hunt black rhino, saying the kill was aimed at conserving the endangered species.
    (AFP, 1/10/14)
2014        Jan 10, Nigeria's military confirmed that it was to release 167 people who were detained as part of counter-insurgency operations against Boko Haram militants in three northeast states.
    (AFP, 1/10/14)
2014        Jan 10, Pakistani police found  two workers shot to death at a small Sufi Muslim shrine in  Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
    (AP, 1/10/14)
2014        Jan 10, The Philippines and Vietnam condemned a new Chinese law that requires foreign fishermen to seek Beijing's approval to operate in much of the South China Sea, but China's Foreign Ministry insisted it has the right do so.
    (AP, 1/10/14)
2014        Jan 10, Romanian education authorities fired a teacher Dana Blandu, who was filmed aggressively demanding money as gifts from students in a case that has made local headlines. It is customary in Romania to give presents to teachers.
    (AP, 1/10/14)
2014        Jan 10, Russia designated a park in the town of Khosta as a protest zone for the Winter Olympics. Khosta is 7 miles away from there the athletes will compete in Sochi.
    (SFC, 1/11/14, p.A2)
2014        Jan 10, Russia's powerful Orthodox Church proposed a referendum on banning gay relations in the face of Western pressure over human rights ahead of next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi.
    (AFP, 1/10/14)
2014        Jan 10, In Singapore two men were charged with kidnapping after the elderly mother of supermarket tycoon Lim Hock Chee was abducted two days earlier and held for ransom.
    (Reuters, 1/10/14)
2014        Jan 10, It was reported that al-Shabab, Somalia's al-Qaida-linked group, has ordered telecom companies to shut down mobile internet services over fears the US can use the data to target militants.
    (AP, 1/10/14)
2014        Jan 10, South Sudan said that government troops retook Bentiu, the capital of Unity state, after a 2.5-hour battle. Rebels still controlled Bor, a state capital outside Juba, the country capital.
    (AP, 1/10/14)
2014        Jan 10, A Spanish court ordered the extradition of Aurea Vazquez Rijos (33), a Puerto Rican woman, wanted by US federal authorities for allegedly hiring a hit man to kill her wealthy Canadian husband. Adam Anhang was beaten and stabbed to death in Puerto Rico on Sep 23, 2005, while he walked with Vazquez near a bar he had bought for her.
    (AP, 1/10/14)
2014        Jan 10, Tunisia's new premier Mehdi Jomaa took office to lead a caretaker government until elections this year.
    (Reuters, 1/10/14)
2014        Jan 10, Turkey's top judicial body hit back at government's plans to curb its powers, adding fuel to a bitter row over a vast corruption probe engulfing Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
    (AFP, 1/10/14)
2014        Jan 10, The UN refugee agency warned that fighting in South Sudan could by April drive more than half a million people from their homes, doubling the number of those already affected.
    (AFP, 1/10/14)
2014        Jan 10, Zimbabwe police said they are investigating the murder of four suspected illegal ivory buyers whose bodies were found in a wrecked car in western Zimbabwe.
    (AP, 1/10/14)

2015        Jan 10, The unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket reached orbit with a cargo for the Int’l. Space Station. An attempt to land the rocket’s first stage on a floating platform failed following launch at Cape Canaveral.
    (SSFC, 1/11/15, p.A8)
2015        Jan 10, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge was closed to traffic for the first time in its 77-year history to allow for the installation of a movable median barrier. Re-opening was set for Jan 12.
    (SSFC, 1/11/15, p.C1)
2015        Jan 10, Robert Stone (b.1937), author of “Dog Soldiers" (1974), died at his home in Key West, Fla.
    (SFC, 1/12/15, p.A6)
2015        Jan 10, In Idaho a gunman killed 3 people and wounded another during a shooting spree at three locations in Moscow. Suspect John Lee (29), was captured in the afternoon following a high-speed chase in nearby Washington State.
    (AP, 1/11/15)
2015        Jan 10, A male camel in rut trampled two people to death at the Camel Kisses farm in north Texas.
     (Reuters, 1/11/15)
2015        Jan 10, In Germany tens of thousands protested in Dresden against racism and for an open society. This came in reaction to weekly anti-Islamic rallies organized by PEGIDA.
    (SSFC, 1/11/15, p.A6)
2015        Jan 10, In northern Iraq Islamic State group fighters attempting to retake Gwer, a town held by Kurdish peshmerga forces, killed at least 30 Kurds.   
    (AP, 1/11/15)
2015        Jan 10, In Lebanon a double suicide bomb attack in the Jabal Mohsen district of the northern city of Tripoli killed 9 people. Al-Qaida’s Nusra Front soon claimed responsibility. On Jan 20 Lebanon charged 28 people for involvement in a double suicide bomb attack.
    (AFP, 1/12/15)(SSFC, 1/11/15, p.A4)(Reuters, 1/20/15)
2015        Jan 10, In northeastern Nigeria two explosions rocked northeast Nigeria, including one at a crowded market in Maiduguri, by a girl suicide bomber thought to be just 10 years old. 19 people were killed.
    (AFP, 1/10/15) (Reuters, 1/11/15)
2015        Jan 10, In Spain thousands marched in several cities to press for easier access to latest-generation medicines to counter hepatitis C.
    (SSFC, 1/11/15, p.A6)

2016        Jan 10, In Los Angeles epic survival thriller "The Revenant" and space blockbuster "The Martian" won big at the Golden Globes, boosting their chances for Oscars glory next month.
    (AFP, 1/11/16)
2016        Jan 10, It was reported that Afghan forces are struggling to man the front lines against a resurgent Taliban, in part because of untold numbers of "ghost" troops who are paid salaries but only exist on paper.
    (AP, 1/10/16)
2016        Jan 10, Australian authorities said 2 people have died and more than a hundred homes have been destroyed in a huge bushfire, as firefighters battled to tame the out-of-control blaze in Western Australia state.
    (AFP, 1/10/16)
2016        Jan 10, British singer David Bowie (69) died. He had received little attention until his 5th album: “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust" (1972).
    (AP, 1/11/16)(Econ, 1/16/16, p.97)
2016        Jan 10, Traffic stopped on the Trans-Canada Highway after a new bridge separated from its moorings in Nipigon, Ontario. Drivers were forced to take long detours through the US. Police said the shutdown might last for days.
    (SFC, 1/12/16, p.A2)
2016        Jan 10, China’s official Xinhua News Agency said Chinese universities have agreed to expand annual enrollments of ethnic minority students from the tension-fraught western region of Xinjiang to 10,000 by 2020, up from the current school year's 6,800.
    (AP, 1/10/16)
2016        Jan 10, Egypt’s first legislature in more than three years held its inaugural session. The 596-seat chamber was packed with supporters of Pres. el-Sissi.
    (SFC, 1/11/16, p.A4)
2016        Jan 10, Arab foreign ministers meeting in Egypt accused Iran of interfering in the affairs of other Middle East states and undermining regional security, as officials met at an emergency Arab League session to discuss escalating tensions in the region.
    (Reuters, 1/10/16)
2016        Jan 10, German police said two Pakistanis and a Syrian man were injured in attacks by gangs of people in Cologne.
    (Reuters, 1/11/16)
2016        Jan 10, Lebanese police arrested Abu Talha, aka Khaled Seifeddine Zeineddine, the suspected mastermind behind blasts in southern district of the capital that killed dozens of people last November 12.
    (AFP, 1/10/16)
2016        Jan 10, In Mexico 20 of 45 people were killed when a bus plunged off a bridge in Veracruz state and fell into a deep gorge.
    (SFC, 1/11/16, p.A2)
2016        Jan 10, Saudi authorities executed an Ethiopian woman convicted of murdering a Saudi female with an axe, the 50th death sentence carried out in the kingdom this year.
    (AFP, 1/10/16)
2016        Jan 10, In Sudan protests took place in western Darfur. 14 people were later reported killed in the protests.
    (AP, 1/16/16)
2016        Jan 10, In Syria the Nusra Front Al-Qaeda affiliate abducted Hadi al-Abdallah and Raed Fares, two of the country's most prominent media activists from a radio station in the northwestern Idlib province.
    (AFP, 1/10/16)
2016        Jan 10, In Turkey a soldier and a police officer were killed in Diyarbakir when they came under explosives and rifle fire in a clash with rebels in which 14 security personnel were also wounded. Police killed a further 12 PKK members after finding them in a house in the southeastern city of Van overnight.
    (Reuters, 1/10/16)
2016        Jan 10, Two Ukrainian soldiers and two rebels were killed over the last 24 hours in eastern Ukraine, marking the first deaths this year in the war-torn region.
    (AFP, 1/10/16)
2016        Jan 10, In Yemen a missile strike on a Doctors Without Borders clinic killed at least 4 people. Human Rights Watch accused Huthi rebels of arbitrarily detaining dozens of opponents in Sanaa, where they have ruled for more than 15 months.
    (AFP, 1/10/16)

2017        Jan 10, President Obama bid farewell to the nation in a wide-ranging speech that urged Americans not to abandon a sense of unified purpose and defended many of his presidency’s accomplishments.
    (CSM, 1/11/17)
2017        Jan 10, The board of directors of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art announced that their new museum would be built in the Exposition Park of Los Angeles.
    (SFC, 1/11/17, p.A1)
2017        Jan 10, The Archdiocese of Boston and the New England Historic Genealogical Society announced that they were teaming up to create an online database of hundreds of thousands of Roman Catholic Church documents to help people trace their family histories.
    (SFC, 1/11/17, p.A6)
2017        Jan 10, In North Carolina Dylann Roof was sentenced to death for the June 17, 2015, killing of nine black church members during Bible study in Charleston.
    (SFC, 1/11/17, p.A7)
2017        Jan 10, The United States blacklisted British Ghanaian jihadist Alexanda Amon Kotey, a surviving member of the notorious Islamic State kidnapping cell popularly known as "The Beatles," as a global terrorist threat. Kotey is still thought to be at large somewhere in or near the IS stronghold of Raqa, in eastern Syria.
    (AFP, 1/10/17)
2017        Jan 10, In Afghanistan two large bombings near government offices in Kabul killed at least 38 people, including civilians and military personnel. Earlier in the day, a suicide bomber on foot struck in the southern Helmand province, killing at least seven people. In Kandahar province five UAE officials were among 12 people killed when explosives hidden in a sofa detonated inside the governor's compound. The spate of attacks killed a total of 57 people.
    (AP, 1/10/17)(AFP, 1/11/17)(AFP, 2/15/17)
2017        Jan 10, In Albania three men in their 50s froze to death, and municipal authorities took several hundred homeless people to heated shelters.
    (Reuters, 1/10/17)
2017        Jan 10, Argentina said it has struck a deal with labor unions and energy companies aimed at attracting investment to the Vaca Muerta shale deposit in southwestern Neuquen province, one of the world's biggest unconventional hydrocarbons deposits.
    (AP, 1/10/17)   
2017        Jan 10, In Bosnia three people in remote parts of the country froze to death, while nearly 50,000 in the central town of Zenica lost their home heating due to a malfunction in a boiler at the ArcelorMittal steel mill, which provides thermal power to households.
    (Reuters, 1/10/17)
2017        Jan 10, British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told the BBC that "I would like to see some kind of high-earnings cap" to reduce inequality. He said that it should kick in at a level "somewhat higher" than his own 138,000 pound ($167,000) annual salary.
    (AP, 1/10/17)
2017        Jan 10, UKIP founder Nigel Farage said Farage said that all differences with 5-Star had been resolved and that Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement has backtracked from plans to quit the UKIP grouping in the European Parliament.
    (Reuters, 1/10/17)
2017        Jan 10, Cameroon’s government said its troops have in recent weeks killed some 100 Boko Haram fighters and freed "hundreds of hostages" held by the group.
    (AFP, 1/11/17)
2017        Jan 10, China's top economic planner pledged to continue cutting steel and coal production, which have been a source of trade friction with many countries.
    (AP, 1/10/17)
2017        Jan 10, A Congolese police source said opposition leader Okombi Salissa (55), who unsuccessfully challenged President Denis Sassou Nguesso (73) at the polls, has been arrested. Salissa has sought to stop Nguesso from returning to power in March.
    (AFP, 1/10/17)
2017        Jan 10, Rival Cypriot leaders returned to the negotiating table in Geneva to press on with an ambitious bid to end decades of conflict, with talks centered on the island's future system of government.
    (AFP, 1/10/17)
2017        Jan 10, In Czech Rep. the wife of former Czech PM Petr Necas was convicted of leaking a classified document and received an 18-month suspended sentence. Jana Necasova — Jana Nagyova at the time — leaked the content of a 2012 report by the country's BIS spy agency to Ivo Rittig, a lobbyist.
    (AP, 1/10/17)
2017        Jan 10, EU anti-trust regulators cleared the French government's massive restructuring of troubled state-owned nuclear reactor builder Areva.
    (AFP, 1/10/17)
2017        Jan 10, A European court rejected an appeal by a Turkish-born couple who were fined in Switzerland for keeping their daughters out of mixed-gender, mandatory public school swimming lessons for reasons linked to their Muslim faith.
    (AP, 1/10/17)
2017        Jan 10, Former German President Roman Herzog (82) died. He served as chief justice of Germany's highest court before winning the presidency in 1994.
    (AP, 1/24/17)
2017        Jan 10, In Hong Kong Clare Hollingworth (b.1911), a British war correspondent, died. She was the first to report the Nazi invasion of Poland that marked the beginning of World War II.
    (AP, 1/10/17)(Econ, 1/21/17, p.78)
2017        Jan 10, In Iceland new center-right coalition announced it had agreed to make conservative Independence Party leader Bjarni Benediktsson the country's next prime minister, 10 weeks after a snap election. The Independence Party formed a coalition with the smaller Reform and Bright Future parties holding 32 of 63 seats in Parliament.
    (AFP, 1/10/17)(SFC, 1/12/17, p.A2)
2017        Jan 10, Iraqi forces pushed Islamic State fighters back further in Mosul in a renewed effort to seize the northern city and deal a decisive blow to the militant group, though progress was slow in some districts.
    (Reuters, 1/10/17)
2017        Jan 10, Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank shot dead a Palestinian who attacked them during an overnight operation to arrest suspected militants at the Al-Fara refugee camp. A Palestinian rights group said the man was shot in his home at point blank range.
    (AFP, 1/10/17)
2017        Jan 10, Italian police announced the arrest of a London-resident nuclear engineer and his sister on suspicion of running a cyber snooping operation targeting politicians, public bodies and companies. Media cited charge sheets which identified them as Giulio Occhionero (45) and his sister Francesca Maria Occhionero.
    (AFP, 1/10/17)
2017        Jan 10, Kazakhstan’s National Anticorruption Bureau said former economy minister Kuandyk Bishimbayev (36) has been arrested on suspicion of bribery. He was dismissed from his ministerial post by President Nursultan Nazarbayev in late 2016 after just a few months in office.
    (Reuters, 1/10/17)
2017        Jan 10, Morocco faced an unprecedented political deadlock after the Islamist PM Abdelilah Benkirane broke off talks on forming a coalition government following three months of fruitless effort.
    (AFP, 1/10/17)
2017        Jan 10, Palestinian leaders called for prayers at mosques across the Middle East this week to protest plans by President-elect Donald Trump to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
    (AFP, 1/10/17)
2017        Jan 10, In Poland six people died over a 24-hour period as temperatures plunged across Europe, bringing the toll of hypothermia deaths in the country to 71 since November.
    (AFP, 1/10/17)
2017        Jan 10, Romania announced six more deaths in recent days as temperatures plunged across Europe.
    (AFP, 1/10/17)
2017        Jan 10, Gunmen in Syria abducted Shiraaz Mohamed, a South African freelance photographer who was traveling with aid workers to the border with Turkey.
    (AP, 1/14/17)   
2017        Jan 10, In Tanzania at least 12 people drowned when a boat capsized near a coastal town. At least 27 others were rescued.
    (Reuters, 1/10/17)
2017        Jan 10, In Turkey a man suspected of trying to force his way into a police station in Gaziantep, a city near the Syrian border, was shot dead.
    (AFP, 1/10/17)
2017        Jan 10, The United Arab Emirates announced plans to invest 600 billion dirhams ($163 billion) in projects to generate almost half the country's power needs from renewables.
    (AFP, 1/10/17)
2017        Jan 10, Zimbabwe wildlife park rangers killed two poachers in Hwange National Park.
    (SFC, 1/13/17, p.A2)

2018        Jan 10, US President Donald Trump told his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in he is open to talking with North Korea as the two leaders spoke by telephone.
    (Israel, 1/10/18)
2018        Jan 10, President Donald Trump lashed out at the federal court that temporarily blocked his administration from ending a program protecting nearly 800,000 young immigrants from deportation.
    (AP, 1/10/18)
2018        Jan 10, A new report by US Senate Democrats warned of deepening Russian interference throughout Europe and concludes that even as some Western democracies have responded with aggressive countermeasures, President Donald Trump has offered no strategic plan to bolster their efforts or safeguard the US from again falling victim to the Kremlin's systematic meddling.
    (AP, 1/10/18)
2018        Jan 10, US Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers targeted 7-Eleven convenience stores nationwide and arrested 21 individuals.
    (SFC, 1/11/18, p.D2)
2018        Jan 10, California's Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a $132 billion sate budget and said the state should create a public college entirely online to help millions of working adults gain the skills they need to work in the new economy and raise their pay.
    (SFC, 1/11/18, p.A1)
2018        Jan 10, In southern California the body of Blaze Bernstein (b.1998) was found in a shallow grave in a Lake Forest park. Bernstein had gone missing after going with Samuel Woodward (21) to the park. He had been stabbed over twenty times. Two days later, Samuel Woodward, one of Bernstein's former high school classmates and a member of neo-Nazi terrorist group Atomwaffen Division, was arrested and charged with murdering Bernstein.
    (, 11/10/18, p.A6)
2018        Jan 10, In Florida Gabriella Green (12) killed herself in Panama City. Two 12-year-olds were later charged with cyberstalking in connection with Green's death.
    (SFC, 1/24/18, p.A6)
2018        Jan 10, Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitans acknowledged being unfaithful in his marriage but denied allegations that he blackmailed a woman to stay quiet, following a bombshell news report that overshadowed his annual report to the Legislature.
    (SFC, 1/12/18, p.A16)
2018        Jan 10, Vermont's state Senate gave final approval to a bill that would allow the recreational use of marijuana, putting he state on course to become the first US state to legalize pot by an act of the legislature rather than through a citizen referendum.
    (SFC, 1/11/18, p.A7)
2018        Jan 10, Bulgaria said it will join Poland in its appeal against a European Commission's decision to impose stricter limits on toxic pollutants coal-fired plants emit. Coal-fired power plants produce about 40 percent of Bulgaria's electricity.
    (Reuters, 1/10/18)
2018        Jan 10, Cambodian PM Hun Sen and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang were joined by leaders from Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar over development in the Mekong subregion. The leaders agreed in a joint statement to enhance connectivity between their countries to accelerate industrialization, urbanization, trade and financial integration. They also called for greater cooperation in managing and utilizing water resources.
    (AP, 1/10/18)
2018        Jan 10, Colombia's Marxist ELN rebels resumed attacks on oil installations and the armed forces, just hours after the expiration of a ceasefire with the government that had reduced the intensity of the conflict. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced that he had suspended peace talks with National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels in response to what he said were guerrilla attacks earlier today.
    (Reuters, 1/10/18)(AFP, 1/10/18)
2018        Jan 10, Rescue crews were forced to retreat from the stricken Sanchi, an Iranian oil tanker in the East China Sea, following an explosion on the ship as a fire raged for a fourth day after a dramatic collision.
    (Israel, 1/10/18)
2018        Jan 10, The new Czech minority government led by populist billionaire Andrej Babis agreed with a proposal to tax the compensation that the country's churches receive for property seized by the former Communist regime.
    (AP, 1/10/18)
2018        Jan 10, Ethiopian lawmakers approved a ban on foreign adoptions.
    (SFC, 1/11/18, p.A2)
2018        Jan 10, Germany's Central Council of Jews said new migrants to Germany must visit Nazi concentration camp memorials to help tackle a perceived rise in anti-Semitism, supporting a proposal by a Palestinian-German politician.
    (Reuters, 1/10/18)
2018        Jan 10, Iran's pro-reform Shargh newspaper and other dailies reported that Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani, the head of the judiciary, has ordered officials to "quickly" review cases and implement new regulations that will prevent thousands of convicted drug smugglers from being executed.
    (AP, 1/10/18)
2018        Jan 10, The Iranian naval destroyer Damavand crashed into a breakwater during a storm, killing two crew members. It sank in the Caspian Sea following the crash.
    (AP, 1/28/18)
2018        Jan 10, Israel approved more than 1,100 new settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, the latest in a raft of such moves by PM Benjamin Netanyahu's government. 352 homes received final approval, while the others were an earlier stage in the process.
    (AFP, 1/11/18)
2018        Jan 10, Myanmar's military said its soldiers had murdered 10 captured Muslim "terrorists" during insurgent attacks on September 2, after local Buddhist villagers had forced the captured men into a grave they had dug.
    (Reuters, 1/10/18)
2018        Jan 10, The Myanmar army chief's office confirmed that security forces took part in killing "Bengali terrorists" on September 2 in the village of Inn Din in Rakhine state, after local Buddhist villagers had forced the captured men into a grave they had dug. The next day Rohingya Muslims who fled the village said the victims were all civilians, not fighters as asserted by the army.
    (AFP, 1/11/18)(AFP, 1/10/18)
2018        Jan 10, In Pakistan a mob angered over the recent rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl attacked a police station and a nearby government building in eastern Punjab province, triggering clashes that left at least two people dead and several injured.
    (AP, 1/10/18)
2018        Jan 10, Poland's lawmakers approved a controversial electoral law that critics say will give the ruling party influence over the voting procedure and will allow more room for vote rigging. The bill still needs the approval of President Andrzej Duda.
    (AP, 1/11/18)
2018        Jan 10, Saudi press reported that Prince Abdullah bin Saud bin Mohammed, who purportedly made an audio recording criticizing the government, has been sacked as head of the kingdom's Maritime Sports Federation and replaced by a military officer. In the nearly six-minute-long audio that was posted online and published on Arabic media websites this week the prince said the government's publicly stated reasons for arresting 11 princes are "false" and "illogical". The 11 were arrested for staging a sit-in outside a palace and protesting a royal order to halt utility payments for royals.
    (AP, 1/10/18)
2018        Jan 10, Switzerland banned the common culinary practice of throwing fresh lobsters into boiling water as part of an overhaul of its animal protection rules, which take effect in March.
    (Reuters, 1/10/18)
2018        Jan 10, In Switzerland an 83-year-old man apparently shot and killed his wife in her hospital bed near Zurich early today, then killed himself.
    (AP, 1/10/18)
2018        Jan 10, Thailand police arrested Shigeharu Shirai (74) in a province north of Bangkok where he has been hiding for over 10 years to evade murder charges in Japan in connection with the death of a rival gang member. The fugitive was recognized when photos of his full-body tattoos were circulated online.
    (AP, 1/11/18)
2018        Jan 10, Tunisian police arrested 328 people and fired tear gas as protesters hurled rocks and burned tires during further nationwide demonstrations over price rises.
    (AP, 1/11/18)
2018        Jan 10, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said Syrian government forces and their allies have killed at least 85 civilians since Dec. 31 in stepped-up attacks against the besieged rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta.
    (AP, 1/10/18)
2018        Jan 10, The Vatican took over Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, a Peru-based Catholic movement, whose founder was accused of sexual and psychological abuse, just days before Pope Francis starts a trip to Chile and Peru where the sexual abuse scandal is expected to play out on the sidelines.
    (AP, 1/10/18)

2019        Jan 10, President Donald Trump headed to the US-Mexico border to push his demand for a wall, a day after he walked out of negotiations with Democrats in a political crisis paralyzing the government.
    (AFP, 1/10/19)
2019        Jan 10, In California rookie police Officer Natalie Corona (22) was ambushed and shot dead by a gunman as she investigated a car crash in downtown Davis. Police soon found suspect Kevin Douglas Limbaugh dead after he shot himself in the head.
    (SFC, 1/12/19, p.A1)(SSFC, 1/13/19, p.A12)
2019        Jan 10, US carmaker Ford said it planned a major restructuring of its European operations, including job cuts, to boost profitability. Indian-owned Jaguar Land Rover also announced major restructuring in Europe as consumers dump diesel cars for greener electric vehicles.
    (AFP, 1/10/19)
2019        Jan 10, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles agreed to pay California $78.4 million as part of a larger agreement with federal regulators to settle allegations of cheating on diesel emission tests.
    (SFC, 1/11/19, p.D1)
2019        Jan 10, In Afghanistan Khetab Emir, a senior commander of the Islamic State militant group, was killed in a raid in the eastern area of Nangarhar province.
    (Reuters, 1/12/19)
2019        Jan 10, Heavy snowfall continued in parts of Austria and southern Germany, with several places cut off and the bad weather expected to persist. Snow was causing problems in other parts of Europe, even in Norway's Arctic Svalbard archipelago. At least 17 weather-related deaths have been reported in Europe over the past week.
    (AP, 1/10/19)
2019        Jan 10, Baton-wielding Bangladeshi police fired tear gas to break up thousands of garment workers demonstrating for higher wages for a fifth day, forcing dozens of factories to close.
    (Reuters, 1/10/19)
2019        Jan 10, Belarus Pres. Alexander Lukashenko sternly warned Russia that it could lose its ally if it fails to offer compensation for higher oil prices.
    (AP, 1/10/19)   
2019        Jan 10, In northern Burkina Faso 12 civilians were killed during a jihadist attack in the village of Gasseliki. The area has been battling a wave of Islamist violence.
    (AFP, 1/11/19)
2019        Jan 10, China's CCTV reported that parent discovered earlier this week that a batch of orally administered polio vaccines were being given to children at a county-run health facility nearly one month after their December 11 expiration date. At least 145 children were administered the expired polio vaccines.
    (AFP, 1/11/19)
2019        Jan 10, Congo's electoral commission (CENI) announced overnight that Felix Tshisekedi (55) had won the Dec. 30 vote, edging out another challenger, businessman Martin Fayulu. The Catholic Church, one of the country's most respected institutions, challenged the official results, suggesting its tally did not give victory to opposition leader Tshisekedi. Four protesters were killed in clashes with security forces in Kikwit.
    (AP, 1/10/19)(Reuters, 1/11/19)
2019        Jan 10, In southern Croatia a fire broke out at the 252-megawatt (MW) Dubrovnik hydro power plant in Plat, leaving one worker dead and at least three injured.
    (Reuters, 1/10/19)
2019        Jan 10, In eastern Cuba seven people were killed and five left in critical condition after a bus crashed carrying tourists and local travelers.
    (AP, 1/11/19)
2019        Jan 10, In France ride-hailing giant Uber lost an appeal brought by a former driver who wanted his terms of employment recognized as a fully-fledged work contract.
    (AFP, 1/11/19)
2019        Jan 10, In Germany almost 640 flights were cancelled as security staff went on strike at three airports, meaning disruption for around 100,000 passengers.
    (AFP, 1/10/19)
2019        Jan 10, India's federal police chief was ousted by a panel led by PM Narendra Modi, drawing criticism from the main opposition Congress party. Alok Verma, chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), was suspended in October along with his deputy after they accused each other of bribery and interfering in investigations.
    (Reuters, 1/10/19)
2019        Jan 10, In central Mali the French military in coordination with Malian armed forces carried out airstrikes killed some 15 members of an unnamed extremist group that had been preparing an attack.
    (AP, 1/19/19)
2019        Jan 10, Norway's Aker Energy said it had discovered oil in commercial quantities off Ghana, which the government welcomed as a potential boost to the economy. Exploratory drilling indicated an "estimated 450-550 million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe)" in the Pecan field.
    (AFP, 1/10/19)
2019        Jan 10, Saudi Arabia awarded a contract to build a $500 million wind farm, a first for the world's top oil exporter as it pushes to diversify its energy sector. A consortium led by France's EDF and Abu Dhabi's Masdar won the bid for the 400-megawatt Dumat al-Jandal wind project in the northern Al Jouf province.
    (AFP, 1/10/19)
2019        Jan 10, Spanish police said 28 professional tennis players, including one who participated in last year's US Open, have been linked to an international organized group accused of fixing matches.
    (AP, 1/10/19)
2019        Jan 10, In southern Thailand four paramilitary volunteers were killed while guarding a school in Pattani province.
    (AP, 1/10/19)
2019        Jan 10, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was sworn into a new term in office by the nation's Supreme Court.
    (Reuters, 1/10/19)
2019        Jan 10, A rebel drone hit Yemen's largest air base, killing six loyalist soldiers during a military parade at the Al-Anad Air Base near Aden in an attack which threatened to hamper UN-led peace efforts. On Jan. 13 Maj. Gen. Mohammad Saleh Tamah, chief of Yemen's military intelligence, died of wounds suffered in the attack.
    (AFP, 1/10/19)(AP, 1/13/19)

2020        Jan 10, The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on Iran, including penalties on the country’s metals and some senior leaders, following Tehran’s attack on US military bases.
    (AP, 1/10/20)
2020        Jan 10, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US believes it is "likely" Iran shot down the Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed this week in Iran, killing all 176 on board.
    (AP, 1/10/20)
2020        Jan 10, The United States rejected a request by Iraq's caretaker PM Adel Abdel Mahdi to send a delegation to start preparations to pull out its 5,200 troops in the country.
    (AFP, 1/10/20)
2020        Jan 10, Cryptocurrency expert Virgil Griffith (36), charged with violating economic sanctions against North Korea, was released on $1 million bond despite federal prosecutors' concerns he might flee the United States before trial. Griffith was placed on house arrest with electronic monitoring at his parents' home outside Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He is known for creating WikiScanner, a tool that aimed to unmask people who anonymously edited entries in Wikipedia.
    (AP, 1/10/20)
2020        Jan 10, In Florida the 1968 Ford Mustang GT that Steve McQueen drove in the classic car chase from the movie "Bullitt," one of the most famed cars from American cinema, sold for $3.4 million at auction.
    (Reuters, 1/11/20)
2020        Jan 10, In Illinois accountant Sultan Issa (46) pleaded guilty to embezzling millions of dollars from a trustee of the Art Institute of Chicago, using the money to finance a luxurious lifestyle that included the purchase of yachts and homes. Issa admitted to stealing a total of at least $65 million over seven years.
    (AP, 1/10/20)
2020        Jan 10, In Nevada Margaret Rudin (76), a socialite antiques shop owner dubbed the “black widow" while she was a fugitive ahead of her 2001 trial, left a women’s prison after winning parole from her 20-years-to-life sentence for the killing of real estate mogul Ron Rudin. The 64-year-old prominent Las Vegas real estate developer had disappeared in December 1994. Fishermen stumbled across his skull and some charred bones a month later near the shoreline of a Colorado River reservoir about 45 miles (72 kilometers) outside Las Vegas.
    (AP, 1/10/20)
2020        Jan 10, Governor Greg Abbott of Texas became the first governor in the United States to refuse to accept refugees under an executive order requiring local jurisdictions to actively opt in to the federal resettlement program.
    (Reuters, 1/10/20)
2020        Jan 10, It was reported that Boeing Co's ousted chief executive officer, Dennis Muilenburg, is leaving the company with $62 million in compensation and pension benefits but will receive no severance pay in the wake of the 737 MAX crisis.
    (Reuters, 1/10/20)
2020        Jan 10, Boeing Co's biggest supplier, Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc, said it plans to lay off more than 20% of the workforce at its Wichita-Kansas base as it grapples with halted production and uncertainty over when 737 MAX jets will return to service.
    (Reuters, 1/10/20)
2020        Jan 10, Wisconsin political activist Jeremy Ryan (31), accused of trying to buy a lethal dose of a radioactive substance online, pleaded guilty to one count of receiving a nuclear material. His attorneys said he had cancer and intended to use the material to kill himself.
    (AP, 1/10/20)
2020        Jan 10, In southeastern Australia two wildfires merged to form a massive 1.58 million-acre inferno in the Snowy Mountains region near Tumbarumba. A man suffered serious burns protecting a home, in a night of treacherous conditions during the nation’s unprecedented wildfire crisis.
    (AP, 1/10/20)(SSFC, 1/12/20, p.A4)
2020        Jan 10, Authorities in Britain formally requested the extradition of Anne Sacoolas, the wife of an American diplomat, who was charged in the death of a British teenager.
    (ABC News, 1/11/20)
2020        Jan 10, Canada's Department of Justice said Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, arrested in Vancouver in late 2018, could be extradited to the United States, because her offense is a crime in both countries.
    (AFP, 1/11/20)
2020        Jan 10, Canada lowered the number of its citizens killed in the Jan. 8 crash of a jetliner in Iran from 63 to 57.
    (AFP, 1/10/20)
2020        Jan 10, India's top court ordered the government to review all restrictions in Indian-controlled Kashmir, saying the measures amount to an abuse of power.
    (SFC, 1/11/20, p.A5)
2020        Jan 10, In Iraq thousands took to the streets in the Iraq's Shia-majority south, including the main protest hotspots of Diwaniyah, Nasiriyah, Basra and the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala, reviving a months-long protest movement against the government.
    (The Telegraph, 1/10/20)
2020        Jan 10, In Lebanon at least one person was injured in Beirut during protests calling for the resignation of the city's mayor and governor over alleged corruption within the municipality. The protesters were attacked by men who support the two local officials.
    (AP, 1/10/20)
2020        Jan 10, In Lesotho first lady Maesaiah Thabane fled the country to escape arrest in connection with the 2017 killing of PM Thomas Thabane's former wife, Lipolelo. On Feb. 4 Maesaiah returned and handed herself over to police.
    (SFC, 2/5/20, p.A2)
2020        Jan 10, In northern Mexico at least two people were reported to have been killed and six injured after an 11-year-old boy entered a school with two handguns and opened fire in the city of Torreón, Coahuila state. Police said the shooter had killed himself.
    (AP, 1/10/20)
2020        Jan 10, Oman's Sultan Qaboos (79), the Middle East's longest-ruling monarch, died after years of an undisclosed illness.
    (AFP, 1/10/20)
2020        Jan 10, Syrian warplanes bombed a major rebel stronghold in the country's northwest, less than 24 hours after a cease-fire went into effect there. Unidentified planes struck targets in Syria near the border with Iraq, killing eight Iran-backed Iraqi militiamen. Iraqi officials said the strike was most likely carried out by Israeli warplanes, but offered no evidence.
    (AP, 1/10/20)
2020        Jan 10, The UNHCR confirmed that two Eritrean asylum-seekers were shot dead in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, days after the refugee agency pressed them to leave its facility citing overcrowding.
    (AP, 1/11/20)
2020        Jan 10, The United Nations said seven countries -- Lebanon, Yemen, Venezuela, Central African Republic, Gambia, Lesotho and Tonga -- have fallen behind in their financial contributions and would not be able to in the 74th session of the General Assembly.
    (AFP, 1/11/20)

2021         Jan 10, California to date had 2,684,516 cases of coronavirus and 29,927 deaths. The SF Bay Area had 305,334 cases and 3,030 deaths. Total cases nationwide reached over 22,385,975 with the death toll at 374,072.   
    (, 1/10/21)
2021        Jan 10, Memphis police officer Patric Ferguson (29) was taken into custody on charges of kidnapping and shooting 30-year-old Robert Howard after forcing him in the backseat of a squad car. Howard was last seen at his home on January 5. A second person, Joshua Rogers (28), was arrested for allegedly assisting Ferguson to relocate the victim’s body.
    (NBC News, 1/11/21)
2021        Jan 10, In Texas Patrick Lynn Warren (52) was fatally shot by Killeen Officer Reynaldo Contreras, who was responding to what has been termed a psychiatric call. Warren's family soon called for the officer to be arrested and charged for the shooting.
    (AP, 1/15/21)
2021        Jan 10, Marriott International and Blue Cross Blue Shield said that they would temporarily stop donating to House members and senators who voted last week against certifying President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory.
    (The Week, 1/11/21)
2021        Jan 10, Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state recorded three new coronavirus cases as a three-week lockdown for about quarter million of people in Sydney's northern beaches suburbs eased.
    (Reuters, 1/10/21)
2021        Jan 10, David Barclay (86), one of the billionaire identical twins whose business empire includes Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper, died.
    (AP, 1/13/20)
2021        Jan 10, In Canada a curfew took effect across Quebec province in an effort to curb a surge in coronavirus infections.
    (SFC, 1/11/21, p.A6)
2021        Jan 10, In eastern China a mine explosion trapped 22 workers. Managers waited more than a day before reported that the explosion in violation of rules saying accidents must be reported within an hour. Days later their condition remained unknown.
    (SFC, 1/15/21, p.A4)
2021        Jan 10, In eastern Congo gunmen killed at least six rangers in Virunga National Park, the latest attack in the area that is home to some of the world's last mountain gorillas.
    (AP, 1/10/21)
2021        Jan 10, Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia said they have failed to achieve a breakthrough in the African Union-led talks to revolve their years-long dispute over the controversial dam that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile.
    (AP, 1/10/21)
2021        Jan 10, Indonesian authorities located the black boxes of the Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the sea soon after taking off from the capital Jakarta, as human body parts and pieces of the plane were retrieved.
    (Reuters, 1/10/21)
2021        Jan 10, Israeli military jets carried out several low flying flights over Beirut as reconnaissance drones also buzzed overhead in what has become a daily occurrence.
    (AP, 1/10/21)
2021        Jan 10, Israel's coronavirus vaccination campaign, the world's fastest per capita, shifted to booster shots in a bid to protect the most vulnerable citizens by next month and ease curbs on the economy.
    (Reuters, 1/10/21)
2021        Jan 10, Italy reported 361 coronavirus-related deaths, down from 483 the day before, while the daily tally of new infections fell to 18,627 from 19,978.
    (AP, 1/10/21)   
2021        Jan 10, In Kazakhstan five parties competed for seats in the lower house of parliament, but all are loyal to the government. The country’s only registered opposition party declined to field candidates. Dozens of people protesting the opposition-free election were detained in the country’s capital and in its principal city, but were released  without charges after several hours.
    (AP, 1/10/21)
2021        Jan 10, Kyrgyzstan voters gave Sadyr Zhaparov, nationalist politician who was released from prison amid protests that overthrew Pres. Sooronbai Jeenbekov last year, a landslide 79% victory and approved a referendum to change the constitution to give the presidency more power.
    (AP, 1/10/21)
2021        Jan 10,  New Zealand’s central bank said that one of its data systems has been breached by an unidentified hacker who potentially accessed commercially and personally sensitive information.
    (AP, 1/10/21)
2021        Jan 10, Syria’s petroleum ministry blamed US sanctions for forcing it to cut by up to 24% its distribution of fuel and diesel because of delays in arrival of needed supplies.
    (AP, 1/10/21)
2021        Jan 10, Zimbabwe recorded 21,477 cases and 507 deaths, up from the slightly more than 10,000 cases and 277 deaths at the beginning of December.
    (AP, 1/11/21)

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