December 10 Events in History - December 10 Birthdays - December 10 Deaths
2014 James Watson, one of three scientists to co-discover DNA structure, has auctioned off the 1962 Nobel Prize medal he received for the achievement; Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov paid $4.8 million for the medal but then returned it to Watson
2014 Google Inc. announces that it will be closing down its Google News site in Spain next week, ahead of rules taking effect in January that will force news aggregators to pay each publisher for using its content
2013 U.S. automaker General Motors appoints Mary Barra CEO; she becomes the first female to become CEO of an automative company
2013 In an effort to hunt for terrorists 'hiding in plain sight' online, spies at U.S. surveillance agencies may have spent time playing online games such as 'World of Warcraft', 'Second Life', and may have gathered information on the gaming network, Xbox Live
2012 U.S. Governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper, emboldened by the passage of a voter-approved amendment to the state constitution last month, declared marijuana legal for recreational use
2012 In Oslo, Norway, leaders of the European Union accept the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize
2011 Mexico's state of Guerrero is hit by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake
2011 In a second consecutive mandate, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is sworn in as President of Argentina
2010 The U.S. announces it has no clear record of ownership or records of access for over 119,000 private planes
2010 An archive documenting the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda is revealed in the capital city of Kigali
1995 1st meeting of NBA expansion teams, Raptors beat Grizzlies 93-81
1995 Kelly Robbins and Tammie Green wins LPGA Diner's Club Golf Matches
1995 Michael Slater scores 219 vs. Sri Lanka at the WACA
1995 Muralitharan takes 2-224 in Australian innings of 5-617
1995 Ricky Ponting makes 96 on Test Cricket debut (Australia vs. Sri Lanka, WACA)
1995 Worst snowstorm in Buffalo history, 37.9" in 24 hours, Starting December 9th at 7 PM, breaks previous record of 25.3" in 1982
1994 60th Heisman Trophy Award: Rashaan Salaam, Colorado (RB)
1994 European Campaign against Racism "All different, All equal" begins
1994 Nobel prize awarded to Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat
1993 Dow Jones hits record 3740.67
1992 "My Favorite Year" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater New York City for 37 performances
1992 NHL awards franchises to Mimai and Anaheim (for 1994-95)
1992 New York Yankees sign free agent pitcher Jimmy Key
1992 Orlanda Magic scores 14 3-pointers (2 shy of record)
1991 "Crucible" opens at Belasco Theater New York City for 32 performances
1991 IM Pei receives $5 million for design of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1991 Jackie Martling walks off of Howard Stern show for one day
1991 Howard Spira sentenced to 2 years in prison for trying to extort money from Yankees owner George Steinbrenner
1990 Hindu-Muslim rebellion in Hyderabad-Aligargh India, 140 die
1990 Soyuz TM-10 lands
1990 Space Shuttle STS-35 (Columbia 11) lands
1989 President Gustav Husak of Czechoslovakia, resigns
1988 Washington Capitals 1st NHL scoreless tie, vs Mont Canadiens
1987 "Nightline" is seen in U.S.S.R. for 1st time
1986 Atlanta Hawk Dominique Wilkins scores 57 points vs Chicago Bulls
1986 France performs nuclear test
1986 Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel accepts 1986 Nobel Peace Prize
1985 Bill to balance the federal budget passed by Congress
1985 Junta leaders Videla and Massera sentenced in Buenos Aires
1984 1st planet outside our solar system discovered
1984 South African Bishop Desmond Tutu received his Nobel Peace Prize
1984 WNSY-AM in Newport News Virginia returns from WGH
1983 58th Australian Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats K Jordan (62 76)
1983 Danuta Walesa, wife of Lech Walesa, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize
1983 Last NFL game at Shea Stadium; Steelers beat New York Jets 34-7
1983 Raul Alfonsin inaugurated as Argentina's 1st civilian president
1982 Heavyweight Michael Doakes KOs Mike Weaver in 1:03 in Las Vegas
1982 Soyuz T-5 returns to Earth, 211 days after take-off
1981 El Salvador army kills 900
1981 Jules Feiffer's "Grownups," premieres in New York City
1980 Soyuz T-3 returns to Earth
1980 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1979 Piet Dankert appointed as chairman of European Parliament
1978 "Platinum" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 33 performances
1978 67th Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Rancho Mirage (4-1)
1978 In Oslo, Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat accept 1978 Nobel Peace Prize
1978 Islanders ends 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3) to Canadians
1977 Soyuz 26 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station
1976 Wings release triple album "Wings Over America"
1975 Andrei Sakharov's wife Yelena Bonner, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize
1975 Terry Funk beats Jack Brisco in Miami Beach, to become NWA champ
1974 European Economic Community calls for a European Parliament
1974 Helios 1 launched by U.S., Germany; later makes closest flyby of Sun
1974 Space probe Helios 1 launched
1973 Bruno Sammartino beats Stan Stasiak in New York, to become WWF champ
1973 1st time since 1885, tennis has 2 top males (S Smith and J Connors)
1972 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1971 West German union chancellor W Burns receives Nobel prize of peace
1971 William H Rehnquist confirmed as Supreme Court justice
1970 North American Soccer League awards New York and Toronto franchises
1968 Joe Frazier beats Oscar Bonavena in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1966 Israeli Shmuel Yosef Agnon wins Nobel Prize for literature
1966 Nobel for chemistry awarded to Robert S Mulliken
1965 "Yearling" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 3 performances
1965 Dutch ends economic boycott of Rhodesia
1965 Test Cricket debut of Doug Walters vs. England at the Gabba
1963 6 year old Donny Osmond singing debut on Andy Williams Show
1963 Zanzibar becomes independent within British Commonwealth
1962 Hunters Point (SF) jitney ends service after 50 years
1961 Dr. Ruth marries Fred Westheimer
1961 Houston Oiler Billy Cannon gains record 373 yards against Titans
1961 U.S. performs nuclear test at Carlsbad New Mexico (underground)
1961 U.S.S.R. and Albania break diplomatic relations
1958 1st domestic (NY-Miami) passenger jet flight-National 707 flew 111
1958 University of Pitts agrees to buy Forbes Field from the Pirates
1956 Establishment of MPLA in Angola
1954 Albert Schweitzer receives Nobel Peace Prize
1954 Philadelphia Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
1953 "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" opens at Imperial New York City for 229 performances
1953 KOMO TV channel 4 in Seattle, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 WSTV (now WTOV) TV channel 9 in Steubenville-Wheeling, OH (CBS) begins
1952 Izhak Ben-Zvi elected 2nd president of Israel
1952 WSLS TV channel 10 in Roanoke, Virginia (NBC) begins broadcasting
1952 Yitchak Ben-Zvi elected 2nd president of Israel
1950 Ralph J Bunche (1st black American) presented Nobel Peace Prize
1948 U.N. General Assembly adopts Universal Declaration of Human Rights
1947 U.S.S.R. and Czechoslovakia sign trade agreement
1945 Australia Services lose 3rd Victory Test Cricket to India by 6 wkts
1945 Preston Tucker reveals plan to produce the Torpedo, a new 150 MPH car
1944 9 Dutch citizens hanged by nazis
1944 German counter attack at Dillingen-bridgehead at Saar
1943 British 8th Army occupies Orsogna/Ortona Italy
1942 Hitler names Mussert "leader of Netherland people"
1942 North Africa: 5th German pantser army forms under Colonel General von Arnim
1941 British battleship Prince of Wales sinks off Singapore
1941 Japanese troops landed on northern Luzon in the Philippines
1941 Japanese troops overrun Guam
1940 British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani)
1939 Green Bay Packers win NFL championship, beat New York Giants 27-0
1939 KNVB celebrates 50th anniversary
1938 26th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 30-7
1938 Ruth Fuller Sasaki, Zen teacher, Rinzai line, enters Zen priesthood
1936 King Edward VIII abdicates throne to marry Mrs. Wallis Simpson
1936 Stockholm: physicist PBJ Debije receives Nobel prize for chemistry
1936 England replaces King Edward VIII stamp series with King George VI
1935 A's sell Jimmie Foxx to the Red Sox for $150,000
1935 White Sox sell Al Simmons to the Tigers for $75,000
1934 Fascist dictator of Latvia Ulmanis begins building concentration camp
1934 NFL adopts player waiver rule; applies after 6th game of season
1934 Saint-Adelbert cooperation formed by Catholic elite
1932 King Rama VII (Prajadhipok) grants Thailand a constitution
1931 Jane Addams (1st U.S. woman) named co-recipient of Nobel Peace Prize
1931 Manuel Azana becomes premier/Niceto Zamora president of Spain
1929 Bradman scores 225 in 2nd inn of Test Cricket trial after 124 in 1st
1927 Grand Ole Opry makes its 1st radio broadcast, in Nashville, TN
1926 1st radio broadcast in the Sprinfield area (WCBS)
1926 2nd part of Hitler's Mein Kampf published
1925 George Bernard Shaw awarded Nobel
1924 Aggrement reached on permanent rotation of World Series with each league, getting games 1, 2, 6, 7 in alternating years
1924 Willem Einthoven awarded Nobel for medicine
1923 Polish government of Grabski, forms
1922 Nobel awarded to Fridtjof Nansen, Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein
1922 Pete Henry makes longest known NFL drop-kicked field goal, 45 yards
1919 NL votes to ban the spitball's use by all new pitchers
1919 NY, Boston, and Chicago, oppose AL resolution accusing Ban Johnson of overstepping his duties
1919 Nobel peace prize awarded to U.S. president Wilson
1918 John A Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League
1915 1,000,000th model T Ford assembled
1915 President Woodrow Wilson marries Edith Galt
1914 French government returns to Paris
1913 Kamerlingh Onnes receives Nobel prize for physics
1911 Calbraith Rogers completes 1st crossing of U.S. by airplane (84 days)
1911 Tobias Asser given Nobel prize for peace
1910 JD Van de Waals wins Nobel Prize for physics
1907 Ruyard Kipling receives Nobel prize for literature
1906 President Theodore Roosevelt (1st American) awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1904 King Peter I of Sweden named nationalist regime
1903 Nobel for physics awarded to Pierre/Marie Curie
1901 1st Nobel Peace Prizes (to Jean Henri Dunant, Frederic Passy)
1899 British "Black Week" due to nederlagen in South Africa
1899 Battle at Storm Berge South Africa - Boers vs British army
1899 Frank Wedekind's "Der Kammersang," premieres in Berlin
1898 Spanish-American War ends; U.S. acquires Philippines, Puerto Rico and Guam
1896 1st intercollegiate basketball game (Wesleyan beats Yale 4-3)
1896 Alfred Jarry's "Ubu Roi," premieres in Paris
1887 Austria-Hungary/Italy/Great Britain signs military treaty of Balkan
1882 John Brahms' "Gesang der the Parzen," premieres
1869 Women suffrage (right to vote) granted in Wyoming Territory (U.S. 1st)
1864 General Shermans armies reach Savannah and 12 day siege begins
1831 "Spirit of the Times" begins publishing (weekly horse racing sheet)
1817 Mississippi admitted as 20th state
1816 Dutch regain Sumatra
1810 Tom Cribb (GB) beats Tom Molineaus (US-Negro) in 1st interracial boxing championship (40 rounds)
1799 Metric system established in France
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlies army draws into Manchester
1690 Mass Bay becomes 1st American colonial goverment to borrow money
1688 King James II flees London
1672 New York Governor Lovelace announces monthly mail service between New York and Boston
1652 Sea battle at Dungeness: lt-admiral Maarten Tromp beats English fleet
1582 France begins use of Gregorian calendar
1520 Martin Luther publicly burned papal edict demands he recant
1508 League of the kingdom signed (covenant against Venice)
1294 Pope Coelestinus V becomes Pope (until Dec 13th)
741 Zacharias becomes Pope