On This Day in History for December 10 (Part 2)

Events in History

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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

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1965 Dutch ends economic boycott of Rhodesia
  • 1966 Israeli Shmuel Yosef Agnon wins Nobel Prize for literature
  • 1966 Nobel for chemistry awarded to Robert S. Mulliken
  • 1968 Japan's biggest heist, the still-unsolved "300 million yen robbery", occurs in Tokyo.
  • 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
  • 1974 European Economic Community calls for a European Parliament
  • 1974 Helios 1 launched by US and Germany; later makes closest flyby of the Sun

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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

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1978 Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat accept the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • 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.
  • 1982 Soyuz T-5 returns to Earth, 211 days after take-off
  • 1982 CDC report on a transfusion recipient who developed AIDS symptoms

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1983 Danuta Walesa, wife of Lech Wałęsa, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa
Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Lech Wałęsa
  • 1983 Raul Alfonsin inaugurated as Argentina's 1st civilian president
  • 1984 1st "planet" outside our solar system discovered

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1984 South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu is presented with his Nobel Peace Prize

Anglican Archbishop and Activist Desmond Tutu
Anglican Archbishop and Activist
Desmond Tutu
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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 Orlanda Magic scores 14 3-pointers (2 shy of record)
  • 1993 Dow Jones hits record 3740.67
  • 1994 European Campaign against Racism "All different, All equal" begins

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1994 Nobel Peace Prize presented to Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • 1995 Michael Slater scores 219 v Sri Lanka at the WACA
  • 1995 Muralitharan takes 2-224 in Australian innings of 5-617
  • 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: Maurice Baril military advisor to the UN Secretary-General and head of the UN Military Division of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations recommends the UN multi-national forces in Zaire stand down

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1998 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine presented to Gertrude B. Elion, George H. Hitchings and James W. Black for development of new drugs

Biochemist and Drug Researcher Gertrude B. Elion
Biochemist and Drug Researcher
Gertrude B. Elion

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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

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2001 Nobel Prize for Economics awarded jointly to Joseph Stiglitz, George A. Akerlof and A. Michael Spence "for their analyses of markets with asymmetric information"

Economist Joseph Stiglitz
Economist
Joseph Stiglitz
Economist Michael Spence
Economist
Michael Spence

  • 2006 One million Lebanese opposition supporters gather in downtown Beirut, calling for the government to resign.

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2009 US President Barack Obama accepts the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2010 Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Stockholm, while imprisoned in China
  • 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%
  • 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
  • 2015 Scientists at Cornell University announce world's first IVF puppies successfully born from a surrogate dog
  • 2016 Terrorist bomb attacks outside a stadium in Istanbul kill 38 and injure 166

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