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Notable Historical Events for December 10th

1963Karl Ziegler and Giulio Natta receive the 1963 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on the technology of high polymers

1684Isaac Newton's derivation of Kepler's laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, is read to the Royal Society by Edmund Halley.

1961Robert Hofstadter and Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer win the Nobel Prize in Physics for their pioneering studies of electron scattering in atomic nuclei and discoveries concerning the structure of the nucleon

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"

1942Hitler names Mussert "leader of Netherland people"

1906Pres Theodore Roosevelt (1st American) awarded Nobel Peace Prize

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on December 10th

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)

1805William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist publisher (The Liberator)

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

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Notable Weddings on December 10th

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

1947Jazz musician Ella Fitzgerald (30) weds bass player Ray Brown (21)

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

1843Author and religious leader Mary Baker Eddy (22) weds building contractor George Washington Glover (32) in Tilton, New Hampshire

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Notable Deaths on December 10th

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

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

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

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