Historical Events in December 1910

  • Dec 3 Neon lights first publicly displayed (Paris Auto Show)
  • Dec 9 French troops occupy the Moroccan harbor city of Agadir

Nobel Prize

Dec 10 Dutch Physicist Johannes van der Waals wins the Nobel Prize for physics

  • Dec 19 1st US city ordinance requiring white & black residential areas in Baltimore
  • Dec 19 Rayon 1st commercially produced in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 21 Explosion in coal mine in Hulton England, 344 mine workers dies
  • Dec 22 US postal savings stamps 1st issued
  • Dec 24 Luisa Tetrazzini sings to 250,000 people at Lotta's Fountain, San Francisco
  • Dec 28 Opera "Konigskinder" is produced (NYC)
  • Dec 31 US tobacco industry produced 9 billion cigarettes in 1910