On This Day

What Happened on December 10, 1911

Historical Events

Nobel Prize

Belgium poet and playwright Maurice Maeterlinck is presented in absentia with the Nobel Prize for Literature

  • Calbraith Rogers completes 1st crossing of US by airplane in 84 days
  • Dutch lawyer Tobias Asser receives the Nobel Peace Prize

Famous Birthdays

  • Chet Huntley, American newscaster (NBC Huntley-Brinkley Report), born in Cardwell, Montana (d. 1974)

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Dalton Hooker, British botanist and director of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, dies at 94
1911 Highlights

About December 10, 1911

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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