10 December

10 December

December 10 is the 344th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 21 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about December 10th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about December 10th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Human Rights Day
  • Dewey Decimal System Day
  • Lost and Found Day
  • Christmas Jumper Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – December 10

2007: Argentina swears in first female elected President

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner became the first elected female President of Argentina.

2001: Release of the first film in the Lord of the Rings trilogy

The award winning movie called The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring was directed by Peter Jackson and was based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.

1948: U.N. General Assembly adopts Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The document proclaimed, for the first time, fundamental human rights were to be universally protected.

1901: First Nobel prize awarded

Five years after the death of Swedish chemist and inventor, Alfred Nobel’s, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded.

1817: Mississippi becomes 20th state

Mississippi becomes the 20th state in the United States.

1942: Junior high students sit at tables making Christmas cards at the Granada Relocation Center, Camp Amache, southeastern Colorado on December 10, 1942.

Junior high students sit at tables making Christmas cards at the Granada Relocation Center, Camp Amache, southeastern Colorado on December 10, 1942.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, December 10

1956: Rod Blagojevich, American politician, 40th Governor of Illinois

1908: Olivier Messiaen, French composer, ornithologist

1878: C. Rajagopalachari, Indian lawyer, politician, 1st Governor General of India

1830: Emily Dickinson, American poet

1815: Ada Lovelace, English mathematician

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, December 10

2006: Augusto Pinochet, Chilean general, politician, 30th President of Chile

1999: Franjo Tuđman, Croatian general, politician, 1st President of Croatia

1967: Otis Redding, American singer-songwriter, producer

1951: Algernon Blackwood, English author

1896: Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist, engineer, invented dynamite, founded the Nobel Prize


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