Historical Events on 10th December

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  • 741 Zacharias becomes Pope
  • 1041 Michael IV, Paphlagonicus, Byzantium Emperor dies of results of dropsy. His wife Empress Zoe elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V.
  • 1294 Pope Coelestinus V becomes Pope (until Dec 13th)
  • 1508 League of the kingdom signed (covenant against Venice)

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1520 Martin Luther publicly burned papal edict demands he recant

Founder of Protestanism Martin Luther
Founder of Protestanism
Martin Luther
  • 1582 France begins use of Gregorian calendar
  • 1652 Sea battle at Dungeness: lt-admiral Maarten Tromp beats English fleet
  • 1672 NY Gov Lovelace announces monthly mail service between NY & Boston

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1684 Isaac Newton's derivation of Kepler's laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, is read to the Royal Society by Edmund Halley.

Physicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton
Physicist & Mathematician
Isaac Newton
  • 1688 King James II flees London
  • 1690 Massachusetts Bay becomes first American colonial goverment to borrow money

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1718 Laurence Eusden is appointed British Poet Laureate under George I

King George I
King
George I
  • 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army reaches Manchester
  • 1799 Metric system adopted in France, first country to do so
  • 1810 Tom Cribb (GB) beats Tom Molineaus (US-Negro) in 1st interracial boxing championship (40 rounds)
  • 1816 Dutch regain Sumatra
  • 1817 Mississippi admitted as 20th state of the Union
  • 1831 "Spirit of the Times" begins publishing (weekly horse racing sheet)
  • 1836 Emory College (now Emory University) is chartered in Oxford, Georgia.

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1864 General Sherman's armies reach Savannah & 12 day siege begins

  • 1869 Women suffrage (right to vote) granted in Wyoming Territory (US 1st)
  • 1869 The first American chapter of Kappa Sigma is founded at the University of Virginia.
  • 1882 John Brahms' "Gesang der Parzen" (Song of the Fates) premieres

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1884 "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain is first published in the UK and Canada (US Feb 1885, due to printing error)

Author Mark Twain
Author
Mark Twain
  • 1887 Austria-Hungary, Italy and Great Britain sign Balkan military treaty
  • 1896 1st intercollegiate basketball game (Wesleyan beats Yale 4-3)
  • 1896 Alfred Jarry's "Ubu Roi" premieres in Paris
  • 1898 Spanish-American War formally ended by the Treaty of Paris; US acquires Philippines, Puerto Rico & Guam
  • 1898 The first western pilgrims were welcomed at The House of `Abdu'lláh Páshá
  • 1899 -15] British "Black Week" due to defeats in South Africa
  • 1899 Battle at Storm Berge South Africa - Boers vs British army
  • 1899 Frank Wedekind's "Der Kammersang" premieres in Berlin
  • 1899 The Delta Sigma Phi fraternity is founded at the City College of New York.
  • 1901 First Nobel Peace Prizes awarded (to Jean Henri Dunant, Frederic Passy)

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1901 First Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Wilhelm Röntgen for his discovery of X-rays

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen
  • 1902 Women are given the right to vote in Tasmania.

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1903 Nobel for physics awarded to Pierre and Marie Curie

Physicist Marie Curie
Physicist
Marie Curie
  • 1904 King Peter I of Serbia named nationalist regime
  • 1904 Founding of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity.

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1906 US President Theodore Roosevelt (1st American) awarded Nobel Peace Prize

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt

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1907 Ruyard kipling receives Nobel prize for literature

  • 1907 The worst night of the Brown Dog riots in London, when 1,000 medical students clash with 400 police officers over the existence of a memorial for animals who have been vivisected.

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1910 Johannes van der Waals wins Nobel Prize for physics

Physicist/Nobel Laureate Johannes van der Waals
Physicist/Nobel Laureate
Johannes van der Waals
  • 1911 Calbraith Rogers completes 1st crossing of US by airplane (84 days)
  • 1911 Tobias Asser given Nobel prize for peace
  • 1913 Kamerlingh Onnes receives Nobel prize for physics
  • 1914 French government returns to Paris
  • 1918 John Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League for the 2nd time
  • 1919 NL votes to ban the spitball's use by all new pitchers
  • 1919 NY, Boston, & Chicago, oppose AL resolution accusing Ban Johnson of overstepping his duties
  • 1919 Nobel peace prize awarded to US president Wilson

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1920 August Krogh is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the regulation mechanisms of capillaries in skeletal muscle

Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate August Krogh
Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate
August Krogh

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1922 Nobel prizes awarded to Fridtjof Nansen (Peace), Niels Bohr (Physics) and Francis William Aston (Chemistry)

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • 1922 Pete Henry makes longest known NFL drop-kicked field goal, 45 yards
  • 1923 Polish government of Grabski forms
  • 1924 Agreement reached on permanent rotation of World Series with each league, getting games 1, 2, 6, 7 in alternating years
  • 1924 Willem Einthoven awarded Nobel for medicine

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1925 George Bernard Shaw awarded Nobel prize

  • 1926 1st radio broadcast in the Sprinfield area (WCBS)

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1926 2nd part of Hitler's Mein Kampf published

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1927 Grand Ole Opry makes its 1st radio broadcast, in Nashville, TN

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1929 Bradman scores 225 in 2nd inn of Test Cricket trial after 124 in 1st

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

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1929 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine jointly awarded to Christiaan Eijkman and Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins for the discovery of vitamins

Physician and Nobel Laureate Christiaan Eijkman
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Christiaan Eijkman

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1931 Jane Addams (1st US woman) named co-recipient of Nobel Peace Prize

Social Worker and Nobel Laureate Jane Addams
Social Worker and Nobel Laureate
Jane Addams
  • 1931 Manuel Azaña becomes premier/Niceto Zamora president of Spain
  • 1932 King Rama VII (Prajadhipok) grants Thailand a constitution
  • 1934 Fascist dictator of Latvia Ulmanis begins building concentration camp
  • 1934 NFL adopts player waiver rule; applies after 6th game of season
  • 1934 Saint-Adelbert cooperation formed by Catholic elite
  • 1935 As sell Jimmie Foxx to the Red Sox for $150,000
  • 1935 White Sox sell Al Simmons to the Tigers for $75,000

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1935 Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Irene Joliot-Curie (daughter of Marie Curie) and her husband Frédéric Joliot for the discovery of artificial radioactivity

Physicist/Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie
Physicist/Chemist
Irene Joliot-Curie
  • 1936 Stockholm: physicist PBJ Debije receives Nobel prize for chemistry

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1936 Britain replaces King Edward VIII stamp series with King George VI

King of Great Britain Edward VIII
King of Great Britain
Edward VIII

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1936 Edward VIII signs Instrument of Abdication, giving up British throne to marry Wallis Simpson

Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson
Duchess of Windsor
Wallis Simpson
King of Great Britain Edward VIII
King of Great Britain
Edward VIII
  • 1938 26th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 30-7
  • 1938 Ruth Fuller Sasaki, Zen teacher, Rinzai line, enters Zen priesthood

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1938 Italian scientist Enrico Fermi receives the Nobel Prize for Physics (work on reduced radioactivity)

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi
  • 1939 Green Bay Packers win NFL championship, beat NY Giants 27-0
  • 1939 KNVB celebrates 50th anniversary
  • 1940 British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani)
  • 1940 1941 NFL Draft: Tom Harmon from University of Michigan first pick by Chicago Bears
  • 1941 British battleship Prince of Wales and battlecruiser Repulse (Force Z ) sunk following Japanese aerial attacks off Malaya. 840 men die
  • 1941 Japanese troops landed on northern Luzon in the Philippines
  • 1941 Japanese troops overrun Guam
  • 1942 Hitler names Anton Mussert "leader of the Dutch people"
  • 1942 North Africa: 5th German panzer army forms under col-gen von Arnim
  • 1943 British 8th Army (1st Canadian Infantry Division) occupies Orsogna/Ortona Italy
  • 1944 9 Dutch citizens hanged by nazis
  • 1944 German counter attack at Dillingen bridgehead on the Saar
  • 1945 Aust Services lose 3rd Victory Test Cricket to India by 6 wkts
  • 1945 Preston Tucker reveals plan to produce the Torpedo, a new 150 MPH car

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1946 German/Swiss novelist Hermann Hesse wins the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his inspired writings which, while growing in boldness and penetration, exemplify the classical humanitarian ideals and high qualities of style"

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse
  • 1947 USSR & Czechoslovakia sign trade agreement
  • 1948 UN General Assembly adopts Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • 1950 Ralph J Bunche (1st black American) presented Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1952 Izhak Ben-Zvi elected 2nd president of Israel
  • 1952 WSLS TV channel 10 in Roanoke, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" opens at Imperial NYC for 229 performances
  • 1953 KOMO TV channel 4 in Seattle, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WSTV (now WTOV) TV channel 9 in Steubenville-Wheeling, OH (CBS) begins

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1954 Linus Pauling wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Chemist & Peace Activist Linus Pauling
Chemist & Peace Activist
Linus Pauling
  • 1954 Albert Schweitzer receives Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1954 Philadelphia Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
  • 1956 Establishment of MPLA in Angola
  • 1958 1st domestic (NY-Miami) passenger jet flight-National 707 flew 111
  • 1958 U of Pitts agrees to buy Forbes Field from the Pirates

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1960 Willard Libby wins the Nobel prize in Chemistry for his work developing carbon-14 dating (radiocarbon dating).

Chemist Willard Libby
Chemist
Willard Libby
  • 1961 Houston Oiler Billy Cannon gains record 373 yards against Titans
  • 1961 US performs nuclear test at Carlsbad New Mexico (underground)
  • 1961 USSR & Albania break diplomatic relations

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1961 Robert Hofstadter and Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer win the Nobel Prize in Physics for their pioneering studies of electron scattering in atomic nuclei and discoveries concerning the structure of the nucleon

  • 1962 Hunters Point (SF) jitney ends service after 50 years
  • 1963 6-year old Donny Osmond's singing debut on Andy Williams Show
  • 1963 Zanzibar gains independenence from Great Britain

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1963 Karl Ziegler and Giulio Natta receive the 1963 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on the technology of high polymers

Chemist/Nobel Laureate Karl Ziegler
Chemist/Nobel Laureate
Karl Ziegler

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1964 Nobel Peace Prize presented to Dr Martin Luther King Jr. in Oslo

Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1965 "Yearling" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • 1965 Dutch ends economic boycott of Rhodesia
  • 1965 Test Cricket debut of Doug Walters v England at the Gabba
  • 1966 Israeli Shmuel Yosef Agnon wins Nobel Prize for literature
  • 1966 Nobel for chemistry awarded to Robert S Mulliken

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1968 Joe Frazier beats Oscar Bonavena in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 1968 Japan's biggest heist, the still-unsolved "300 million yen robbery", occurs in Tokyo.
  • 1970 North American Soccer League awards NY & Toronto franchises
  • 1971 West German union chancellor W Burns receives Nobel prize of peace
  • 1971 William H Rehnquist confirmed as Supreme Court justice
  • 1972 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1973 1st time since 1885, tennis has 2 top males (Stan Smith & Jimmy Connors)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • 1974 European Economic Community calls for a European Parliament
  • 1974 Helios 1 launched by US, Germany; later makes closest flyby of Sun
  • 1974 Space probe Helios 1 launched

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1975 Andrei Sakharov's wife Yelena Bonner, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • 1975 Terry Funk beats Jack Brisco in Miami Beach, to become NWA champ
  • 1976 Wings release triple album "Wings Over America"
  • 1977 Soyuz 26 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station
  • 1978 "Platinum" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 33 performances
  • 1978 67th Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Rancho Mirage (4-1)

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1978 In Oslo, Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat accept 1978 Nobel Peace Prize

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • 1978 Islanders ends 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3) to Canadians
  • 1979 Piet Dankert appointed as chairman of European Parliament
  • 1980 Soyuz T-3 returns to Earth
  • 1980 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1981 -13] El Salvador army kills 900
  • 1981 Jules Feiffer's "Grownups" premieres in NYC
  • 1981 The United Nations General Assembly approves Pakistan's proposal for establishing nuclear free-zone in South Asia.

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1982 Heavyweight Michael Doakes KOs Mike Weaver in 1:03 in Las Vegas

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver
  • 1982 Soyuz T-5 returns to Earth, 211 days after take-off
  • 1982 CDC report on a transfusion recipient who developed AIDS symptoms
  • 1983 Danuta Walesa, wife of Lech Walesa, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1983 Last NFL game at Shea Stadium; Steelers beat NY Jets 34-7
  • 1983 Raul Alfonsin inaugurated as Argentina's 1st civilian president
  • 1984 1st "planet" outside our solar system discovered
  • 1984 South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu is presented with his Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1984 WNSY-AM in Newport News VA returns from WGH
  • 1985 Bill to balance the federal budget passed by US Congress
  • 1985 Junta leaders Videla & Massera sentenced in Buenos Aires

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1985 "Out of Africa", based on the book by Isak Dinesen, directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1986)

Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep
Film Director, Producer and Actor Sydney Pollack
Film Director, Producer and Actor
Sydney Pollack
Actor Robert Redford
Actor
Robert Redford
  • 1986 Atlanta Hawk Dominique Wilkins scores 57 points vs Chicago Bulls
  • 1986 France performs nuclear test

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1986 Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel accepts 1986 Nobel Peace Prize

Author Elie Wiesel
Author
Elie Wiesel
  • 1987 "Nightline" is seen in USSR for 1st time
  • 1988 Washington Capitals 1st NHL scoreless tie, vs Mont Canadiens
  • 1989 President Gustav Husak of Czechoslovakia, resigns
  • 1990 Hindu-Muslim rebellion in Hyderabad-Aligargh India, 140 die
  • 1990 Soyuz TM-10 lands
  • 1990 Space Shuttle STS 35 (Columbia 11) lands
  • 1991 "Crucible" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 32 performances
  • 1991 IM Pei receives $5 million for design of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • 1991 Jackie Martling walks off of Howard Stern show for 1 day

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1991 Howard Spira sentenced to 2½ years in prison for trying to extort money from Yankees owner George Steinbrenner

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 1992 "My Favorite Year" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 37 performances
  • 1992 NHL awards franchises to Mimai & Anaheim (for 1994-95)
  • 1992 NY Yankees sign free agent pitcher Jimmy Key
  • 1992 Orlanda Magic scores 14 3-pointers (2 shy of record)
  • 1993 Dow Jones hits record 3740.67
  • 1994 60th Heisman Trophy Award: Rashaan Salaam, Colorado (RB)
  • 1994 European Campaign against Racism "All different, All equal" begins

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1994 Nobel prize awarded to Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres & Yasser Arafat

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • 1995 1st meeting of NBA expansion teams, Raptors beat Grizzlies 93-81

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1995 Kelly Robbins & Tammie Green wins LPGA Diner's Club Golf Matches

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins
  • 1995 Michael Slater scores 219 v Sri Lanka at the WACA
  • 1995 Muralitharan takes 2-224 in Australian innings of 5-617
  • 1995 Ricky Ponting makes 96 on Test Cricket debut (Aust v Sri Lanka, WACA)
  • 1995 Worst snowstorm in Buffalo history, 37.9" in 24 hours (Starting Dec 9 at 7 PM, breaks previous record of 25.3" in 1982
  • 1996 Rwandan Genocide: Military advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General and head of the Military Division of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations of the United Nations Maurice Baril recommends that the UN multi-national forces in Zaire stand down.

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1998 Indian Professor Amartya Sen is awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics for his contributions to welfare economics

Economist/Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen
Economist/Nobel Laureate
Amartya Sen
  • 2000 89th Davis Cup: Spain beats Australia in Barcelona (3-1)

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2001 "The Fellowship of the Ring" Lord of the Rings film directed by Peter Jackson and starring Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen premieres in London

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actor Elijah Wood
Actor
Elijah Wood
Actor Ian McKellen
Actor
Ian McKellen
  • 2001 67th Heisman Trophy Award: Eric Crouch, Nebraska (QB)
  • 2005 71st Heisman Trophy Award: Reggie Bush, USC (RB) (Bush would later forfeit the trophy)
  • 2006 One million Lebanese opposition supporters gather in downtown Beirut, calling for the government to resign.
  • 2012 Google begins selling US$99 laptops
  • 2012 11 people are killed and 23 are injured after a bus falls into a roadside pond in Minquan County, China
  • 2012 9 people are killed and 32 are wounded after a bus falls of a 300 meter cliff in Columbia
  • 2012 Norwegian Magnus Carlsen breaks Garry Kasparov’s 13-year Elo rating record
  • 2012 Japan is again in recession as the GDP figures for the second quarter of 2012 are revised to show a contraction of 0.03% and the third quarter figures fall by a further 0.9%
  • 2012 78th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (QB) (first freshman to win the award)
  • 2013 Mary Barra of General Motors becomes the first female CEO of a major automotive company
  • 2013 Uruguay becomes the first country to legalize the growth, sale, and use of marijuana