December 10 in History

December 10 in Pop Culture History

December 10th is…
International Animal Rights Day
Dewey Decimal System Day
Human Rights Day
Lager Day
Nobel Prize Day

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1478 – Arte dell’Abbaco (‘The Art of the Abacus’), the first teaching math book, was printed and distributed in Treviso, Italy. Author unknown.

1845 – British engineer Robert Thompson patented the first pneumatic (air pressured) tires.

1869 – Montana granted women the right to vote.

1899 – George Safford Parker was issued a US patent (#635,700) on his improved fountain pen.

1901 – The first Nobel Prizes were awarded. President Theodore ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt became the first person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

1948 – The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

1955 – The Mighty Mouse Playhouse began a long-standing “Saturday Morning Cartoon’ tradition on ABC.

1963 – Frank Sinatra Jr. was kidnapped, then released after $250,000 ransom was paid. The kidnappers were all caught a few days later.

1964 – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize.

1965 – The Grateful Dead played their first concert, at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco.

1966 – #1 Hit December 10, 1966 – December 30, 1966: The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations

1967 – Otis Redding and members of the Bar-Kays were killed in a Wisconsin plane crash.

1982 – 48 HRS, Ghandi, Airplane II: The Sequel, The Toy, The Verdict and Sophie’s Choice debuted in theaters.

1983 – #1 Hit December 10, 1983 – January 20, 1984: Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson – Say, Say, Say

1984 – South African Bishop Desmond Tutu received the Nobel Peace Prize.

1987 – Based on the comic books, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon premiered, in syndication.

1988 – #1 Hit December 10, 1988 – December 23, 1988: Chicago  Look Away

1994 – Advertising executive Thomas Mosser of North Caldwell, NJ, was killed by a mail bomb sent by the Unabomber.

1994 – Palestinian Yasser Arafat, and Isrealis Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin received the Nobel Peace Prize.

1999 – The Green Mile and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo were released in theaters.

2009 – Avatar, the biggest grossing film of all time, was released in theaters.

2010 – The Tourist, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and The Fighter were released in theaters.


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