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!
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- Human Rights Day
- Dewey Decimal System Day
- Lost and Found Day
- Christmas Jumper Day
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.
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
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