Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/January 10

This is a list of selected January 10 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article, featured list or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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49 BCJulius Caesar and his Thirteenth Legion crossed the Rubicon in violation of Roman law, starting a civil war. Rubicon: refimprove; Civil War: unreferenced section
1645William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury and a supporter of King Charles I, was beheaded in the midst of the English Civil War. refimprove section
1810 – Childless after 14 years of marriage, Napoleon divorced his first wife Joséphine so he could remarry in the hope of having an heir. unreferenced section
1954BOAC Flight 781 suffered an explosive decompression at altitude and crashed into the Mediterranean Sea, killing everyone on board. unreferenced section
2004Helge Fossmo, the village priest of Knutby, Sweden, orchestrated the murders of his wife and his neighbor, a crime that shocked the country. refimprove section



January 10

Lucas gusher at the Spindletop oil field
Lucas gusher at the Spindletop oil field
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