January 10: London metro started on this day in 1863

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Bengaluru, Jan 10: Today is Saturday, January 10, 2015. What happened on this day in history? Oneindia takes a look at the past: [What happened on January 9 in history]

Jan 10: This day in history

1616: Sir Thomas Row, first English Ambassador, identified himself before Emperor Jahangir at Ajmer.

1645: Archbishop of Canterbury William Laud was beheaded on Tower Hill after he was accused of acting as an enemy of the British Parliament.

1693: Job Charnock, founder of Calcutta (now Kolkata), died.

1811: An uprising of over 400 slaves was put down in New Orleans, USA. Sixty-six blacks were killed and their heads were strung up along the city roads.

1839: Tea from India first arrived in the UK.

1861: Florida seceded from the Union.

1863: London's Underground (metro railway) began operations.

1870: John D. Rockefeller and his brother William established the Standard Oil Company of Ohio.

1903: Argentina banned importation of American beef because of sanitation problems.

1912: The world's first flying-boat airplane, designed by Glenn Curtiss, made its maiden flight at Hammondsport, New York.

1918: In Washington, the House of Representatives passes legislation for women's suffrage. 1920 The Treaty of Versailles goes into effect.

1920: The League of Nations came into existence.

1923: The United States withdrew its last troops from Germany.

1940: Singer KJ Yesudas was born in Cochin.

1941: The Soviet Union and Germany agreed on the East European borders and the exchange of industrial equipment.

1950: Martin Luther King arrived in New Delhi.

1964: Panama severed ties with the US and sought a revision of the canal treaty.

1966: Tashkent Conference between Pakistan and India concluded.

1967: Edward Brooke of Massachusetts elected as first African-American senator.

1974: Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan was born in Mumbai.

Jan 10: This day in history

1984: The United States and the Vatican established full diplomatic relations for the first time in 117 years.

1993: At least 15 killed in Mumbai (then Bombay) riots.

1998: Geet Sethi retains National billiards title in Calcutta (now Kolkata).

2003: North Korea announced its withdrawal from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

2007: A general strike began in Guinea would eventually lead to the resignation of the country's president, Lansana Conte.

2015: India drew the final test match against Australia in Sydney to lose the four-test series 0-2. With this loss, India are ranked seventh in Tests, a new low in the country's cricket.

Jan 10: This day in history

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