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Notable Historical Events for December 10th

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

1986Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel accepts 1986 Nobel Peace Prize

19262nd part of Hitler's Mein Kampf published

1910Johannes van der Waals wins Nobel Prize for physics

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

1925George Bernard Shaw awarded Nobel prize

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

1520Martin Luther publicly burned papal edict demands he recant

1954Linus Pauling wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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

December 10th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 10th

1830Emily Dickinson, Amherst Mass, poet (Collected Poems), (d. 1886)

1891leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German/Swedish poet (O the Chimneys-Nobel 1966), (d. 1970)

1815Ada Lovelace, London, English mathematician (d. 1852)

1805William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist publisher (The Liberator)

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Notable Weddings on December 10th

1947Jazz musician Ella Fitzgerald (30) weds bass player Ray Brown (21)

1843Author and religious leader Mary Baker Eddy (22) weds building contractor George Washington Glover (32) in Tilton, New Hampshire

2005Country music artist Garth Brooks (43) weds singer Trisha Yearwood (41) in Claremore, Oklahoma

191528th US President Woodrow Wilson marries 2nd wife Edith Galt, a descendant of native American Pocahontas

December 10th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on December 10th

1946Walter Johnson, great pitcher (Washington Senators), dies of a brain tumour at 59

1946Damon Runyon, US journalist/writer, dies at 66

1896Alfred Nobel, Swedish Nobel Prize ceremony on this date, dies at 63

1917Sir Mackenzie Bowell, fifth Prime Minister of Canada, dies of pneumonia at 93

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