On This Day

What Happened on December 10, 1936

Article: King Abdicates for Love of Wallis Simpson

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Britain replaces King Edward VIII stamp series with King George VI

King of the United Kingdom George VI
King of the United Kingdom
George VI
King of the United Kingdom Edward VIII
King of the United Kingdom
Edward VIII

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Edward VIII signs Instrument of Abdication, giving up the British throne to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson

Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson
Duchess of Windsor
Wallis Simpson
King of the United Kingdom Edward VIII
King of the United Kingdom
Edward VIII

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Carlos Saavedra Lamas for mediating end to Chaco War between Paraguay and Bolivia, 1st Latin American to win

Nobel Peace Laureate Carlos Saavedra Lamas
Nobel Peace Laureate
Carlos Saavedra Lamas
  • Stockholm: physicist PBJ Debije receives Nobel prize for chemistry

Famous Deaths

  • Bobby Abel, English cricketer (744 runs in 13 Tests for Eng 1888-1902), dies at 79
  • Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer (Six Characters in Search of An Author-Nobel 1934), dies at 69
1936 Highlights

About December 10, 1936

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 10 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius