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This day in history

Thursday, Jan. 10, is the 10th day of 2013. There are 355 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Baseball Hall of Famer Willie McCovey is 75. Director Walter Hill is 73. Singer Rod Stewart is 68. Singer-musician Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) is 65. Boxing Hall of Famer George Foreman is 64. Singer Pat Benatar is 60. Hall of Fame race car driver Bobby Rahal is 60. Singer Shawn Colvin is 57.

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In 1776, Thomas Paine anonymously published his influential pamphlet ‘‘Common Sense,’’ which argued for American independence from British rule.

In 1860, the Pemberton Mill in Lawrence collapsed and caught fire, killing up to 145 people.

In 1863, the London Underground had its beginnings as the Metropolitan, the world’s first underground passenger railway, opened.

In 1870, John D. Rockefeller incorporated Standard Oil.

In 1946, the first General Assembly of the United Nations convened in London.

In 1962, an ice avalanche on Nevado Huascaran in Peru resulted in some 4,000 deaths.

In 1971, ‘‘Masterpiece Theatre’’ premiered on PBS. French fashion designer Coco Chanel died in Paris at age 87.

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