10 DECEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Thomas Holcroft, 1745
  • César Franck, 1822
  • Emily Dickinson, 1830
  • Winthrop Sargeant, 1903
  • Una Merkel, 1903
  • Morton Gould, 1913
  • Dorothy Lamour, 1914
  • Dennis Morgan, 1920
  • Harold Gould, 1923
  • Gloria Loring, 1947
  • Susan Dey, 1952
  • Kenneth Branagh, 1960

Died On This Day:

  • King Leopold I Belgians, 1865
  • Alfred Nobel, 1896
  • Red Cloud Chief of the Sioux, 1909
  • Luigi Pirandello, 1936
  • Damon Runyon, 1946
  • Otis Redding killed, 1967
  • Mark Van Doren, 1972
  • Jascha Heifetz, 1987
  • Armand Hammer, 1990
  • Augusto Pinochet, 2006

Today's Events:

  • 1496 - Portugal issues expulsion order to remove all Jews from country within ten months.
  • 1508 - League of Cambrai formed to rally against Venetian power.
  • 1817 - Mississippi 20th state admitted to Union.
  • 1845 - English patent received by Scottish inventor Robert Thompson on pneumatic tires or tyres as he would have spelled it.
  • 1868 - World's first traffic lights go into service in Parliament Square, London invented by J.P. Knight.
  • 1869 - Wyoming becomes first territory to allow women the right to vote and hold office.
  • 1884 - Porfirio Diaz becomes President of Mexico.
  • 1898 - Treaty of Paris ends Spanish American War; Cuba independent; PR, Guam, Philippines to U.S.
  • 1901 - Sweden awards first Nobel Prizes; Winners-Roentgen (physics), Behring (medicine) Prudhomme (Lit)
  • 1902 - Aswam dam completed and opened.
  • 1903 - Marie Curie becomes first woman to win Nobel Prize as she and husband Pierre get physics honors.
  • 1911 - Marie Curie becomes first person to win 2nd Nobel (shared) for discovery of radium & polonium.
  • 1915 - Ford Motor Company produces one millionth car in Detroit.
  • 1936 - King Edward VII submits his abdication, and the next day it was endorsed by Parliament.
  • 1948 - Declaration of Human Rights issued by United Nations General Assembly.
  • 1950 - Ralph Bunche is first Black to win Nobel Peace Prize for mediations between Israel and Arabs.
  • 1962 - Dr. Linus Pauling becomes first individual to solely win second Nobel prize (Peace - Curie's was shared); he won Chemistry 1954.
  • 1984 - Natl Science Foundation reports discovery of first planet outside solar system 21m light years away
  • 1986 - Rembrandt's 'Portrait of Young Girl Wearing Gold-Trimmed Coat' sells for $10.3 million.
  • 1991 - First US Web page (and Web server) launched by particle physicist Paul Kunz at Stanford, Palo Alto.
  • 2002 - Jimmy Carter wins Nobel Peace Prize.
  • 2013 - Mary T Barra named Chief Executive of General Motors; first woman in the world to head major auto company.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Eulalia
  • Miltiades

Holiday:

  • Human Rights Day celebrates the formation of the United Nations in 1948
  • Constitution Day in Thailand

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • ADVENT SUNDAY, Sunday nearest to feast of Saint Andrew (Nov. 30) whether before or after.
  • CHANUKKA (Jewish Feast of Lights), eight day holiday beginning on 25th day of lunar month Kislev.
  • TSAO CHÜN, Festival of the Kitchen God in China (23rd day of the twelfth moon (or 24th in Kwantung)
  • CH'U HSI, Night of the Thirtieth (29th day of the twelfth moon)
  • KWANZAA - African American Heritage celebrated December 26 - January 1

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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