National Voodoo Day in Benin
1960, 10 January
Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser lays the foundation stone of the Aswan High Dam, Egypt.
1965, 10 January
Sirr al-Khatim al-Khalifa, the Sudanese prime minister, admits to providing aid to Congolese rebels.
1975, 10 January
Ugandan diplomat Bernadette Olowo is the first female ambassador to the Vatican.