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Notable Historical Events for December 10th

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

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

1960Willard Libby wins the Nobel prize in Chemistry for his work developing carbon-14 dating (radiocarbon dating).

1954Linus Pauling wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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

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

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

1903Nobel for physics awarded to Pierre and Marie Curie

1964Nobel Peace Prize presented to Dr Martin Luther King Jr. in Oslo

December 10th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 10th

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

1805William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist publisher (The Liberator)

1891leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German/Swedish poet (O the Chimneys-Nobel 1966), (d. 1970)

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

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Notable Weddings on December 10th

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

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

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

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

December 10th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on December 10th

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

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

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

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