Historical Events in December 2010

  • Dec 4 15th Big 12 Championship Game: #10 Oklahoma beats #13 Nebraska, 23-20
  • Dec 4 19th SEC Championship Game: #2 Auburn beats #18 South Carolina, 56-17
  • Dec 4 6th ACC Championship Game: #12 Virginia Tech beats #20 Florida State, 44-33
  • Dec 5 99th Davis Cup: Serbia beats France in Belgrade (3-2)

Historic Event

Dec 6 Record price for a printed book when a first edition of "The Birds of America" by John James Audubon auctioned at Sotheby's, London, England, for £7,321,250

  • Dec 7 Iceland officially leaves the recession with growth of 1.2% in the third quarter

Historic Event

Dec 8 With the second launch of the SpaceX Dragon, SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft.

Nobel Prize

Dec 10 Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Stockholm, while imprisoned in China

  • Dec 11 Two explosions occur in a busy shopping district of Stockholm, Sweden, killing one and injuring two others. Officials say the incident is being treated as a terrorist attack.
  • Dec 12 Mosconi Cup nine-ball pool, London, England: Europe regains title with an 11-8 win over US; MVP: Darren Appleton (England)
  • Dec 13 76th Heisman Trophy Award: Cam Newton, Auburn (QB)

Television Finale

Dec 16 Final episode of TV talk show "Larry King Live" airs on CNN

  • Dec 19 "Miracle at the New Meadowlands", Philadelphia Eagles trail New York Giants by 21 points with eight minutes to play, before scoring 4 touchdowns in final 7 minutes, including dramatic walk-off punt returned for a touchdown by DeSean Jackson

Historic Event

Dec 22 Repeal of the "Don't Ask Don't Tell policy", a 17-year-old policy banning homosexuals serving openly in the US military, signed into law by President Barack Obama