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December 10 - Today in History
By Staff
Dec 10, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

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0741 - Zacharias becomes Pope
0969 - Nicephorus II Phocas, Byzantine co-Emperor (963-69), murdered
1041 - Michael IV, Paphlagonicus, emperor of Byzantine, dies
1294 - Pope Coelestinus V becomes Pope (until Dec 13th)
1508 - League of the kingdom signed (covenant against Venice)
1520 - Martin Luther publicly burned papal edict demands he recant
1582 - France begins use of Gregorian calendar
1652 - Sea battle at Dungeness: lt-admiral Maarten Tromp beats English fleet
1672 - NY Gov Lovelace announces monthly mail service between NY & Boston
1688 - King James II flees London
1690 - Mass Bay becomes 1st American colonial goverment to borrow money
1745 - Bonnie Prince Charlies army draws into Manchester
1799 - Metric system established in France
1810 - Tom Cribb (GB) beats Tom Molineaus (US-Negro) in 1st interracial boxing championship (40 rounds)
1816 - Dutch regain Sumatra
1817 - Mississippi admitted as 20th state
1830 - Simon Bolivar, South American freedom fighter/"dictator", dies
1831 - "Spirit of the Times" begins publishing (weekly horse racing sheet)
1864 - General Shermans armies reach Savannah & 12 day siege begins
1869 - Women suffrage (right to vote) granted in Wyoming Territory (US 1st)
1887 - Austria-Hungary/Italy/Great-Britain signs military treaty of Balkan
1896 - 1st intercollegiate basketball game (Wesleyan beats Yale 4-3)
1896 - Alfred Jarry's "Ubu Roi," premieres in Paris
1898 - Spanish-American War ends; US acquires Philippines, PR & Guam
1899 - -15] British "Black Week" due to nederlagen in South Africa
1899 - Battle at Storm Berge South Africa - Boers vs British army
1899 - Frank Wedekind's "Der Kammersang," premieres in Berlin
1901 - 1st Nobel Peace Prizes (to Jean Henri Dunant, Frederic Passy)
1903 - Nobel for physics awarded to Pierre/Marie Curie
1904 - King Peter I of Sweden named nationalist regime
1906 - President Theodore Roosevelt (1st American) awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1907 - Ruyard Kipling receives Nobel prize for literature
1909 - Red Cloud, Sioux indian chief, dies
1910 - JD Van de Waals wins Nobel Prize for physics
1911 - Calbraith Rogers completes 1st crossing of US by airplane (84 days)
1911 - Tobias Asser given Nobel prize for peace
1913 - Kamerlingh Onnes receives Nobel prize for physics
1914 - French government returns to Paris
1915 - 10,000,000th model T Ford assembled
1915 - President Woodrow Wilson marries Edith Galt
1918 - John A Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League
1919 - NL votes to ban the spitball's use by all new pitchers
1919 - NY, Boston, & Chicago, oppose AL resolution accusing Ban Johnson of overstepping his duties
1919 - Nobel peace prize awarded to US president Wilson
1922 - Nobel awarded to Fridtjof Nansen, Niels Bohr & Albert Einstein
1922 - Pete Henry makes longest known NFL drop-kicked field goal, 45 yards
1923 - Polish government of Grabski, forms
1924 - Agreement reached on permanent rotation of World Series with each league, getting games 1, 2, 6, 7 in alternating years
1924 - Willem Einthoven awarded Nobel for medicine
1925 - George Bernard Shaw awarded Nobel
1926 - 2nd part of Hitler's Mein Kampf published
1927 - Grand Ole Opry makes its 1st radio broadcast, in Nashville, TN
1929 - Bradman scores 225 in 2nd inn of Test Cricket trial after 124 in 1st
1931 - Jane Addams (1st US woman) named co-recipient of Nobel Peace Prize
1931 - Manuel Aza�a becomes premier/Niceto Zamora president of Spain
1932 - King Rama VII (Prajadhipok) grants Thailand a constitution
1934 - Fascist dictator of Latvia Ulmanis begins building concentration camp
1934 - NFL adopts player waiver rule; applies after 6th game of season
1934 - Saint-Adelbert cooperation formed by Catholic elite
1935 - A's sell Jimmie Foxx to the Red Sox for $150,000
1935 - White Sox sell Al Simmons to the Tigers for $75,000
December 10th
1936 - King Edward VIII abdicates throne to marry Mrs Wallis Simpson
1936 - Stockholm: physicist PBJ Debije receives Nobel prize for chemistry
1936 - England replaces King Edward VIII stamp series with King George VI
1938 - 26th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 30-7
1938 - Ruth Fuller Sasaki, Zen teacher, Rinzai line, enters Zen priesthood
1939 - Green Bay Packers win NFL championship, beat NY Giants 27-0
1940 - British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani)
1941 - British battleship Prince of Wales sinks off Singapore
1941 - Japanese troops landed on northern Luzon in the Philippines
1941 - Japanese troops overrun Guam
1942 - Hitler names Mussert "leader of Netherland people"
1942 - North Africa: 5th German pantser army forms under Col-Gen von Arnim
1943 - British 8th Army occupies Orsogna/Ortona Italy
1944 - 9 Dutch citizens hanged by nazis
1944 - German counter attack at Dillingen-bridgehead at Saar
1945 - Australian Services lose 3rd Victory Test Cricket to India by 6 wkts
1945 - Preston Tucker reveals plan to produce the Torpedo, a new 150 MPH car
1947 - USSR & Czechoslovakia sign trade agreement
1948 - UN General Assembly adopts Universal Declaration of Human Rights
1950 - Ralph J Bunche (1st black American) presented Nobel Peace Prize
1952 - Izhak Ben-Zvi elected 2nd president of Israel
1954 - Albert Schweitzer receives Nobel Peace Prize
1954 - Philadelphia Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
1956 - Establishment of MPLA in Angola
1958 - 1st domestic (NY-Miami) passenger jet flight-National 707 flew 111
1958 - University of Pittsburgh agrees to buy Forbes Field from the Pirates
1961 - Dr Ruth marries Fred Westheimer
1961 - Houston Oiler Billy Cannon gains record 373 yards against Titans
1961 - US performs nuclear test at Carlsbad New Mexico (underground)
1961 - USSR & Albania break diplomatic relations
1962 - Hunters Point (SF) jitney ends service after 50 years
1963 - 6 year old Donny Osmond singing debut on Andy Williams Show
1963 - Zanzibar becomes independent within British Commonwealth
1964 - Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Dr Martin Luther King Jr
1965 - Dutch ends economic boycott of Rhodesia
1965 - Test Cricket debut of Doug Walters v England at the Gabba
1966 - Israeli Shmuel Yosef Agnon wins Nobel Prize for literature
1966 - Nobel for chemistry awarded to Robert S Mulliken
1968 - Joe Frazier beats Oscar Bonavena in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1970 - North American Soccer League awards NY & Toronto franchises
1971 - West German union chancellor W Burns receives Nobel prize of peace
1971 - William H Rehnquist confirmed as Supreme Court justice
1972 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1973 - 1st time since 1885, tennis has 2 top males (S Smith & J Connors)
1974 - European Economic Community calls for a European Parliament
1974 - Helios 1 launched by US, Germany; later makes closest flyby of Sun
1974 - Space probe Helios 1 launched
1975 - Andrei Sakharov's wife Yelena Bonner, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize
1975 - Terry Funk beats Jack Brisco in Miami Beach, to become NWA champ
1976 - Wings release triple album "Wings Over America"
1977 - Soyuz 26 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station
1978 - 67th Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Rancho Mirage (4-1)
1978 - In Oslo, Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat accept 1978 Nobel Peace Prize
1978 - Islanders ends 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3) to Canadians
1979 - Piet Dankert appointed as chairman of European Parliament
1980 - Soyuz T-3 returns to Earth
1980 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1981 - -13] El Salvador army kills 900
1982 - Heavyweight Michael Doakes KOs Mike Weaver in 1:03 in Las Vegas
1982 - Soyuz T-5 returns to Earth, 211 days after take-off
1983 - 58th Australian Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats K Jordan (62 76)
1983 - Danuta Walesa, wife of Lech Walesa, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize
1983 - Last NFL game at Shea Stadium; Steelers beat NY Jets 34-7
1983 - Raul Alfonsin inaugurated as Argentina's 1st civilian president
1984 - 1st "planet" outside our solar system discovered
1984 - South African Bishop Desmond Tutu received his Nobel Peace Prize
1985 - Bill to balance the federal budget passed by Congress
1985 - Junta leaders Videla & Massera sentenced in Buenos Aires
1986 - Atlanta Hawk Dominique Wilkins scores 57 points vs Chicago Bulls
1986 - France performs nuclear test
1986 - Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel accepts 1986 Nobel Peace Prize
1987 - "Nightline" is seen in USSR for 1st time
1988 - Washington Capitals 1st NHL scoreless tie, vs Mont Canadiens
1989 - President Gustav Hus k of Czechoslovakia, resigns
1990 - Hindu-Muslim rebellion in Hyderabad-Aligargh India, 140 die
1990 - Soyuz TM-10 lands
1990 - Space Shuttle STS 35 (Columbia 11) lands
1991 - IM Pei receives $5 million for design of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1991 - Jackie Martling walks off of Howard Stern show for 1 day
1991 - Howard Spira sentenced to 2� years in prison for trying to extort money from Yankees owner George Steinbrenner
1992 - NHL awards franchises to Mimai & Anaheim (for 1994-95)
1992 - NY Yankees sign free agent pitcher Jimmy Key
1992 - Orlanda Magic scores 14 3-pointers (2 shy of record)
1993 - Dow Jones hits record 3740.67
1994 - 60th Heisman Trophy Award: Rashaan Salaam, Colorado (RB)
1994 - European Campaign against Racism "All different, All equal" begins
1994 - Nobel prize awarded to Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres & Yasser Arafat
1995 - 1st meeting of NBA expansion teams, Raptors beat Grizzlies 93-81
1995 - Kelly Robbins & Tammie Green wins LPGA Diner's Club Golf Matches
1995 - Michael Slater scores 219 v Sri Lanka at the WACA
1995 - Muralitharan takes 2-224 in Australian innings of 5-617
1995 - Ricky Ponting makes 96 on Test Cricket debut (Aust v Sri Lanka, WACA)
1995 - Worst snowstorm in Buffalo history, 37.9" in 24 hours (Starting Dec 9 at 7 PM, breaks previous record of 25.3" in 1982

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