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Notable Historical Events for December 10th

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

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

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

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

1954Linus Pauling wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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

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

1986Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel accepts 1986 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.

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

December 10th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 10th

1805William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist publisher (The Liberator)

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

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

1394King James I of Scotland, Dunfermline Palace, Fife, (1406-1437), (d. 1437)

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Notable Weddings on December 10th

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

2010Tennis player Martina Hingis (30) weds equestrian show jumper Thibault Hutin at a private civil ceremony in Paris, France

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

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

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

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

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

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