January 10: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1863 - The London Underground, the world's oldest underground railway, opens between London Paddington station and Farringdon station.
- 1929 - The Adventures of Tintin, one of the most popular European comic books, is first published in Belgium.
- 1946 - The first General Assembly of the United Nations opens in London. Fifty-one nations are represented.
- 1946 - The United States Army Signal Corps successfully conducts Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the moon and receiving the reflected signals.
- 1962 - Apollo program: NASA announces plans to build the C-5 rocket launch vehicle. It became better known as the Saturn V Moon rocket, which launched every Apollo Moon mission.
- Famous Birthdays: Lazzaro Spallanzani (Italian biologist), Martin Lichtenstein (German physician and explorer), Katharine Burr Blodgett (American physicist), Norman Heatley (English biologist), Robert Woodrow Wilson (American physicist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate)
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