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Notable Historical Events for December 10th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on December 10th

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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