10th January

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1996 King Hussein visits Israel King Hussein makes his first public visit to Tel Aviv, Israel.
1991 Gulf War - Last attempt to avert war The United Nations Secretary General left for Baghdad in a final diplomatic effort to avoid war against Iraq
1985 Explosion kills eight Eight people die and dozens are injured when an explosion destroys a block of flats in south-west London.
1979 British politics The Prime Minister, James Callaghan, flies back into strike-torn Britain denying allegations the country is in chaos.
1974 Train workers strike UK Train drivers strike cripples rail services
1971 Gabrielle Coco Chanel dies Gabrielle Coco Chanel, French fashion designer, dies
1964 Beatles - First US Album release The Beatles release their first US album "Introducting the Beatles".
1962 Avalanche kills 4000 in Peru An Avalanche of ice and snow kills between 3000 and 4000 when villages located at the base of Mount Huascaran are destroyed.
1957 British politics Harold Macmillan accepts the Queen's invitation to become prime minister following the sudden resignation of Sir Anthony Eden.
1954 Air Crash kills thirty five Thirty-five people are missing, believed dead, after a BOAC Comet jet airliner crashes into the Mediterranean.
1946 First UN General Assembly The first meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, representing 51 nations, convenes at Westminster Central Hall in London.
1900 Lord Roberts Field Marshal Lord Roberts arrives in Cape Town to assume supreme command of the British forces following a series of British defeats in Natal

 

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On This Day - 10th January