11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 10th January

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1.  1861 - Florida secedes from the United States

2. 1870 - John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil

3. 1920 - The League of Nations ratifies the Treaty of Versailles, officially ending World War I

4. 1928 - The Soviet Union orders the exile of Leon Trotsky

5. 1945 - Rod Stewart is born

6. 1946 - The first General Assembly of the United Nations, comprising 51 nations, convenes at Westminster Central Hall in London

7. 1954 - Thirty-five people are missing, feared dead, after a BOAC Comet jet airliner crashes in the Mediterranean

8. 1957 - Harold Macmillan accepts the Queen's invitation to become UK Prime Minister following the sudden resignation of Sir Anthony Eden

9. 1964 - Introducing the Beatles, the first Beatles Album, is released

10. 1971 - Gabrielle 'Choco' Chanel, one of the most famous fashion designers in history, dies

11. 1997 - James Brown is inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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