December 10, 1968 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Japan's biggest heist, the still-unsolved "300 million yen robbery", occurs in Tokyo.

Deaths in History

  • George Forrest, Northern Irish MP (b. 1921)
  • Karl Barth, Swiss theologist/minister (Kirchliche Dogma), dies at 82

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Thomas Merton, French/American Catholic writer and Trappist monk (7 Story Mountain), accidentally electrocuted by an electric fan at 53

Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk Thomas Merton
Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk
Thomas Merton