What Happened on December 10, 1901

Historical Events

  • First Nobel Peace Prizes awarded to Red Cross founder Jean Henri Dunant and peace activist Frederic Passy

Nobel Prize

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Franz Fischer, German Gestapo official and war criminal (one of the Breda 4, last ex-Nazi held in Dutch prison) (d. 1989)
1901 Highlights

About December 10, 1901

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius