What Happened on December 10, 1907

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


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Rudyard Kipling receives the Nobel prize for literature, the first English-language writer to do so

  • 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.

Famous Birthdays

  • Amedeo Nazzari, Italian actor (The Nights of Cabiria, Chains, Lure of Sila), born in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy (d. 1979)
  • Lucien Laurent, French footballer (scored the first ever FIFA World Cup goal), born in Saint-Maur-des-Foss├ęs, France (d. 2005)
  • Michael Blankfort, American writer, producer and director, born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • Rumer Godden, English author (Thursday's Children), born in Eastbourne, Sussex, England (d. 1998)