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December 10th

December 10th is the 344th day of the year (345th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 21 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about December 10th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on December 10th

1815 Ada Lovelace (computer programmer)

1830 Emily Dickinson (poet)

1952 Clive Anderson (lawyer, TV/radio host)

1952 Susan Dey (actress)

Susan Dey

1957 Paul Hardcastle (composer, music producer)

1960 Kenneth Branagh (actor, film director)

1963 Jahangir Khan (squash player)

1978 Summer Phoenix (actress)

2000 John Colicos (actor)

December 10th in History

1799 France adopts the meter as the unit of length.

1817 Mississippi admitted as 20th US state.

Mississippi Flag

1868 First traffic lights installed in London.

1869 Wyoming grants women the right to vote.

1870 The North German Confederation Reichstag renames the Confederation as the German Empire. As President of the Confederation, King Wilhelm I of Prussia is given the title of German Emperor.

1884 Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is published for the first time.

1898 The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the Spanish-American war.

1901 First Nobel Prizes awarded.

1904 US President Theodore Roosevelt wins the Nobel Peace Prize, (and is the first American to win a Nobel Prize of any type).

Theodore Roosevelt

1936 British King, Edward VIII, signs the Instrument of Abdication.

1941 British Royal Navy ships HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse are sunk by Japanese bombers.

1948 UN General Assembly adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

1965 The Grateful Dead perform their first concert under this name.

Jerry Garcia

1978 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat are jointly award the Nobel Peace Prize.

Menachem Begin

1993 First version of the Doom computer game released for the PC.

December 10th is also

Human Rights Day


People born on December 10th are Sagittarius


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