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1/10/2022 12:55:00 AM
Today In History - January 10
Buffalo Bill (William Frederick) Cody
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Buffalo Bill (William Frederick) Cody

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Today in History in 49 B.C. Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon signaling the start of civil war; in 1845 poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning began corresponding; and in 1917 Buffalo Bill (William Frederick) Cody, Army scout, Pony Express rider, wagon train driver, buffalo hunter, fur trapper, gold prospector and showman, died at age 70 in Denver, Colorado.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 49 BC - Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war.
  • 1429 - Order of Golden Fleece established in Austria-Hungary & Spain
  • 1475 - Stephen III of Moldavia defeats the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vaslui.
  • 1776 - "Common Sense" Pamphlet by Thomas Paine, published advocating American independence
  • 1839 - Tea from India 1st arrives in UK
  • 1845 - Poets Elizabeth Barrett & Robert Browning begin corresponding
  • 1861 - Florida secedes from the Union (US Civil War)
  • 1870 - John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil
  • 1928 - Soviet Union orders exile of Leon Trotsky
  • 1932 - "Mickey Mouse" & "Silly Symphony" comics syndicated
  • 1956 - Elvis records "Heartbreak Hotel"
  • 1946 - UN General Assembly meets for 1st time (London)

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1738 - Ethan Allen, Litchfield Connecticut, American Revolutionary War patriot (lead the Green Mountain Boys)
  • 1865 - Mary Ingalls, sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder (d. 1928)
  • 1908 - Paul Henreid, Trieste, actor (Casablanca, 4 Horsemen of Apocalypse)
  • 1942 - Jim Croce, rock vocalist (Time in a Bottle) (d. 1973), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944 - Frank Sinatra Jr, Jersey City NJ, American singer/bandleader (Golddigers)
  • 1945 - Rod Stewart, British singer (Maggie Mae, Do You Think I'm Sexy), born in London, England
  • 1949 - George Foreman, Marshall Texas, American World Heavyweight boxing champ (1973-74, 95)
  • 1949 - Teresa Graves, Houston Texas, actress (Laugh-in, Get Christie Love)
  • 1975 - Jake Delhomme, American football player

Famous Weddings

  • 1430 - Duke Philip the Good marries Isabella of Portugal
  • 1870 - Deputy Sheriff Wyatt Earp (21) weds Urilla Sutherland in Lamar, Texas
  • 1898 - Painter Henri Matisse (28) weds Amélie Noellie Parayre
  • 1936 - Actor Burgess Meredith (28) weds actress Margaret Perry (22)
  • 1942 - Actress Ava Gardner (19) weds actor Mickey Rooney (21) in Ballard, California

Famous Divorces

  • 1810 - French church annuls marriage of Napoleon I & Empress Joséphine
  • 1936 - Actress Mary Pickford (44) divorces actor Douglas Fairbanks (52) after 15 years of marriage
  • 1967 - Actor Christopher Plummer (37) divorces columnist Patricia Lewis after nearly 5 years of marriage
  • 1981 - Singer James Brown (47) divorces Deidre Jenkins after 10 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1276 - Pope Gregory X, (Tedaldo Visconti), dies. (bc. 1210)
  • 1645 - William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, beheaded, for treason, in the Tower of London at 71
  • 1778 - Carolus linaeus "Carl von Linne", Swedish botanist/explorer, dies at 70
  • 1862 - Samuel Colt, American inventor (6 shot revolver), dies at 47
  • 1863 - Lyman Beecher, US Presbyterian clergyman, temperance movement leader (b. 1775)
  • 1883 - Dr Samuel A. Mudd, American medical doctor (b. 1833)
  • 1917 - Buffalo Bill (William Frederick) Cody, Army scout, Pony Express rider, ranch hand, wagon train driver, buffalo hunter, fur trapper, gold prospector, showman, died at age 70 in Denver, Colorado.
  • 1935 - Teddy Flack [Edwin], Australian athlete, double Olympic gold medallist in 1896, dies at 61
  • 1951 - Harry Sinclair Lewis, US writer (Nobel 1930), dies at 65
  • 1981 - Richard Boone, actor (Paladin-Have Gun Will Travel), dies at 63

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