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Notable Historical Events for December 10th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1520Martin Luther publicly burned papal edict demands he recant

19262nd part of Hitler's Mein Kampf published

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

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)

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

December 10th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 10th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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