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Notable Historical Events for December 10th

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

1925George Bernard Shaw awarded Nobel prize

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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

1986Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel accepts 1986 Nobel Peace Prize

December 10th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 10th

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

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

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

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

December 10th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 10th

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

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

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

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

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

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