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1954Linus Pauling wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

1991Howard Spira sentenced to 2½ years in prison for trying to extort money from Yankees owner George Steinbrenner

1901First Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Wilhelm Röntgen for his discovery of X-rays

1907Ruyard kipling receives Nobel prize for literature

1931Jane Addams (1st US woman) named co-recipient of Nobel Peace Prize

1968Joe Frazier beats Oscar Bonavena in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1961Robert Hofstadter and Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer win the Nobel Prize in Physics for their pioneering studies of electron scattering in atomic nuclei and discoveries concerning the structure of the nucleon

1906Pres Theodore Roosevelt (1st American) awarded Nobel Peace Prize

19262nd part of Hitler's Mein Kampf published

1982Heavyweight Michael Doakes KOs Mike Weaver in 1:03 in Las Vegas

1922Nobel prizes awarded to Fridtjof Nansen, Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein

1986Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel accepts 1986 Nobel Peace Prize

1936Britain replaces King Edward VIII stamp series with King George VI

1929Bradman scores 225 in 2nd inn of Test Cricket trial after 124 in 1st

1995Kelly Robbins & Tammie Green wins LPGA Diner's Club Golf Matches

1925George Bernard Shaw awarded Nobel prize

1910Johannes van der Waals wins Nobel Prize for physics

1946German/Swiss novelist Hermann Hesse wins the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his inspired writings which, while growing in boldness and penetration, exemplify the classical humanitarian ideals and high qualities of style"

1975Andrei Sakharov's wife Yelena Bonner, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize

1684Isaac Newton's derivation of Kepler's laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, is read to the Royal Society by Edmund Halley.

1964Nobel Peace Prize presented to Dr Martin Luther King Jr. in Oslo

1960Willard Libby wins the Nobel prize in Chemistry for his work developing carbon-14 dating (radiocarbon dating).

1942Hitler names Mussert "leader of Netherland people"

1936Edward VIII signs Instrument of Abdication, giving up British throne to marry Wallis Simpson

1864General Sherman's armies reach Savannah & 12 day siege begins

1920August Krogh is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the regulation mechanisms of capillaries in skeletal muscle

1978In Oslo, Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat accept 1978 Nobel Peace Prize

1963Karl Ziegler and Giulio Natta receive the 1963 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on the technology of high polymers

1994Nobel prize awarded to Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres & Yasser Arafat

1903Nobel for physics awarded to Pierre and Marie Curie

December 10th Historical Events
Date Event
741
Zacharias becomes Pope 
1041
Michael IV, Paphlagonicus, Byzantium Emperor dies of results of dropsy. His wife Empress Zoe elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V. 
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 
1684
Isaac Newton's derivation of Kepler's laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, is read to the Royal Society by Edmund Halley. 
1688
King James II flees London 
1690
Mass Bay becomes 1st American colonial goverment to borrow money 
1745
Bonnie Prince Charlie's army reaches Manchester 
1799
Metric system adopted in France, first country to do so 
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 of the Union 
1831
"Spirit of the Times" begins publishing (weekly horse racing sheet) 
1836
Emory College (now Emory University) is chartered in Oxford, Georgia. 
1864
General Sherman's armies reach Savannah & 12 day siege begins 
1868
The first traffic lights are installed outside the Palace of Westminster in London. Resembling railway signals, they use semaphore arms and are illuminated at night by red and green gas lamps. 
1869
Women suffrage (right to vote) granted in Wyoming Territory (US 1st) 
1869
The first American chapter of Kappa Sigma is founded at the University of Virginia. 
1882
John Brahms' "Gesang der the Parzen" premieres 
1887
Austria-Hungary, Italy and Great Britain sign Balkan military treaty 
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 
1898
The first western pilgrims were welcomed at The House of `Abdu'lláh Páshá 
1899
-15] British "Black Week" due to defeats in South Africa 
1899
Battle at Storm Berge South Africa - Boers vs British army 
1899
Frank Wedekind's "Der Kammersang" premieres in Berlin 
1899
The Delta Sigma Phi fraternity is founded at the City College of New York. 
1901
1st Nobel Peace Prizes (to Jean Henri Dunant, Frederic Passy) 
1901
First Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Wilhelm Röntgen for his discovery of X-rays 
1902
Women are given the right to vote in Tasmania. 
1903
Nobel for physics awarded to Pierre and Marie Curie 
1904
King Peter I of Serbia named nationalist regime 
1904
Founding of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. 
1906
Pres Theodore Roosevelt (1st American) awarded Nobel Peace Prize 
1907
Ruyard kipling receives Nobel prize for literature 
1907
The worst night of the Brown Dog riots in London, when 1,000 medical students clash with 400 police officers over the existence of a memorial for animals who have been vivisected. 
1910
Johannes van der 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 
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 
1920
August Krogh is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the regulation mechanisms of capillaries in skeletal muscle 
1922
Nobel prizes awarded to Fridtjof Nansen, Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein 
1922
Pete Henry makes longest known NFL drop-kicked field goal, 45 yards 
1923
Polish government of Grabski forms 
1924
Aggrement 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 prize 
1926
1st radio broadcast in the Sprinfield area (WCBS) 
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 Azaña 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
As sell Jimmie Foxx to the Red Sox for $150,000 
1935
White Sox sell Al Simmons to the Tigers for $75,000 
1936
Stockholm: physicist PBJ Debije receives Nobel prize for chemistry 
1936
Britain replaces King Edward VIII stamp series with King George VI 
1936
Edward VIII signs Instrument of Abdication, giving up British throne to marry Wallis Simpson 
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 
1939
KNVB celebrates 50th anniversary 
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 panzer army forms under col-gen von Arnim 
1943
British 8th Army (1st Canadian Infantry Division) occupies Orsogna/Ortona Italy 
1944
9 Dutch citizens hanged by nazis 
1944
German counter attack at Dillingen bridgehead on the Saar 
1945
Aust 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 
1946
German/Swiss novelist Hermann Hesse wins the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his inspired writings which, while growing in boldness and penetration, exemplify the classical humanitarian ideals and high qualities of style" 
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 
1952
WSLS TV channel 10 in Roanoke, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1953
"John Murray Anderson's Almanac" opens at Imperial NYC for 229 perfs 
1953
KOMO TV channel 4 in Seattle, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1953
WSTV (now WTOV) TV channel 9 in Steubenville-Wheeling, OH (CBS) begins 
1954
Linus Pauling wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry 
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
U of Pitts agrees to buy Forbes Field from the Pirates 
1960
Willard Libby wins the Nobel prize in Chemistry for his work developing carbon-14 dating (radiocarbon dating). 
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 
1961
Robert Hofstadter and Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer win the Nobel Prize in Physics for their pioneering studies of electron scattering in atomic nuclei and discoveries concerning the structure of the nucleon 
1962
Hunters Point (SF) jitney ends service after 50 years 
1963
6-year old Donny Osmond's singing debut on Andy Williams Show 
1963
Zanzibar gains independenence from Great Britain 
1963
Karl Ziegler and Giulio Natta receive the 1963 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on the technology of high polymers 
1964
Nobel Peace Prize presented to Dr Martin Luther King Jr. in Oslo 
1965
"Yearling" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 3 performances 
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 
1968
Japan's biggest heist, the still-unsolved "300 million yen robbery", occurs in Tokyo. 
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
"Platinum" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 33 performances 
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 
1981
Jules Feiffer's "Grownups" premieres in NYC 
1981
The United Nations General Assembly approves Pakistan's proposal for establishing nuclear free-zone in South Asia. 
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 
1984
WNSY-AM in Newport News VA returns from WGH 
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 Husak 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
"Crucible" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 32 performances 
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 2½ years in prison for trying to extort money from Yankees owner George Steinbrenner 
1992
"My Favorite Year" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 37 perfs 
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 
1996
Rwandan Genocide: Military advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General and head of the Military Division of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations of the United Nations Maurice Baril recommends that the UN multi-national forces in Zaire stand down. 
2000
89th Davis Cup: Spain beats Australia in Barcelona (3-1) 
2006
One million Lebanese opposition supporters gather in downtown Beirut, calling for the government to resign. 
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 
2012
Norwegian Magnus Carlsen breaks Garry Kasparov's 13-year Elo rating record 
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% 
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 
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