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Notable Historical Events for December 10th

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

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

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

1925George Bernard Shaw awarded Nobel prize

19262nd part of Hitler's Mein Kampf published

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

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

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

1922Nobel prizes awarded to Fridtjof Nansen, Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein

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

December 10th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 10th

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

1805William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist publisher (The Liberator)

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

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

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

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

December 10th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on December 10th

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

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

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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