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Notable Historical Events for December 10th

1991Howard Spira sentenced to 2½ years in prison for trying to extort money from Yankees owner George Steinbrenner

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"

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

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

1925George Bernard Shaw awarded Nobel prize

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

1968Joe Frazier beats Oscar Bonavena in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

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

1864General Sherman's armies reach Savannah & 12 day siege begins

1994Nobel prize awarded to Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres & Yasser Arafat

December 10th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 10th

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

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

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)

December 10th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 10th

2010Tennis player Martina Hingis (30) weds equestrian show jumper Thibault Hutin at a private civil ceremony in Paris, France

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

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

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

December 10th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on December 10th

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

1917Sir Mackenzie Bowell, fifth Prime Minister of Canada, dies of pneumonia at 93

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

1896Alfred Nobel, Swedish Nobel Prize ceremony on this date, dies at 63

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