10th January

The events happened on 10th January are :

1776 : Common Sense published : On this day in 1776, Thomas Paine published Common Sense, a 50-page pamphlet that sold more than 500,000 copies within a few months and called for a war of independence that would become the American Revolution.

1984 : The United States and the Vatican established diplomatic relations after a 117-year break.

1949 : American boxer George Foreman was born in Marshall, Texas.

1946 : Radar signals bouncing off the Moon were detected for the first time.

1946 : The first United Nations General Assembly met in London.

1925 : American jazz drummer and percussionist Max Roach was born.

1920 : The League of Nations was established in Geneva.

1901 : The first major oil field in Texas was discovered, near Beaumont.

1861 : Florida seceded from the Union and in February 1861 joined the Confederacy.

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