Historical Events on December 10 (Part 2)

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  • 1996 Rwandan Genocide: Maurice Baril military advisor to the UN Secretary-General and head of the UN Military Division of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations recommends the UN multi-national forces in Zaire stand down

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1998 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine presented to Gertrude B. Elion, George H. Hitchings and James W. Black for development of new drugs

Biochemist and Drug Researcher Gertrude B. Elion
Biochemist and Drug Researcher
Gertrude B. Elion

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1998 Indian Professor Amartya Sen is awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics for his contributions to welfare economics

Economist/Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen
Economist/Nobel Laureate
Amartya Sen
  • 2000 89th Davis Cup: Spain beats Australia in Barcelona (3-1)

Film release premierFilm Premier

2001 "The Fellowship of the Ring" Lord of the Rings film directed by Peter Jackson and starring Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen premieres in London

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actor Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood
Actor Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
  • 2001 67th Heisman Trophy Award: Eric Crouch, Nebraska (QB)

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2001 Nobel Prize for Economics awarded jointly to Joseph Stiglitz, George A. Akerlof and A. Michael Spence "for their analyses of markets with asymmetric information"

Economist Joseph Stiglitz
Joseph Stiglitz
Economist Michael Spence
Michael Spence
  • 2005 71st Heisman Trophy Award: Reggie Bush, USC (RB) (Bush would later forfeit the trophy)
  • 2006 One million Lebanese opposition supporters gather in downtown Beirut, calling for the government to resign.

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2009 US President Barack Obama accepts the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2010 Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Stockholm, while imprisoned in China
  • 2012 Google begins selling US$99 laptops
  • 2012 11 people are killed and 23 are injured after a bus falls into a roadside pond in Minquan County, China
  • 2012 9 people are killed and 32 are wounded after a bus falls of a 300 meter cliff in Columbia

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2012 Norwegian Magnus Carlsen breaks Garry Kasparov’s 13-year Elo rating record

Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist
Garry Kasparov
  • 2012 Japan is again in recession as the GDP figures for the second quarter of 2012 are revised to show a contraction of 0.03% and the third quarter figures fall by a further 0.9%

  • 2012 78th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (QB) (first freshman to win the award)
  • 2013 Mary Barra of General Motors becomes the first female CEO of a major automotive company
  • 2013 Uruguay becomes the first country to legalize the growth, sale, and use of marijuana
  • 2015 Scientists at Cornell University announce world's first IVF puppies successfully born from a surrogate dog
  • 2016 Terrorist bomb attacks outside a stadium in Istanbul kill 38 and injure 166
  • 2016 82nd Heisman Trophy Award: Lamar Jackson, Louisville Cardinals (QB), youngest player to win at 19

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2016 Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature at a ceremony he does not attend in Stockholm

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • 2016 "Rogue One", 1st of the Star Wars Anthology films, directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Felicity Jones, premieres in Los Angeles

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2017 Governor Jerry Brown tours Southern Californian wildfires and declares them "the new normal"

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • 2017 Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is out for the season after injuring his knee in 43-35 win over Los Angeles Rams in Los Angeles