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  • Fatimid Caliphate (now West Bank),
    Tuesday Dec 10, 1033

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    1033 Ramala Earthquake

    Fatimid Caliphate (now West Bank),
    Tuesday Dec 10, 1033

    1033 Ramala earthquake occurred on December 10, 1033 in Fatimid Caliphate (now West Bank), there were an estimated 77,000 deaths.




  • Gaizhou, Yingkou, Liaoning, China
    Monday Dec 10, 1894

    First Sino-Japanese War

    Kaipeng (present-day Gaizhou) Fell to the Japanese

    Gaizhou, Yingkou, Liaoning, China
    Monday Dec 10, 1894

    By 10 December 1894, Kaipeng (present-day Gaizhou) fell to the Japanese 1st Army Corps.




  • Sanremo, Italy
    Thursday Dec 10, 1896

    Alfred Nobel

    Death

    Sanremo, Italy
    Thursday Dec 10, 1896

    On December 10, 1896, Alfred Nobel succumbed to a lingering heart ailment, suffered a stroke, and died.




  • Sanremo, Italy
    Thursday Dec 10, 1896

    Nobel Prize

    Alfred Nobel's death

    Sanremo, Italy
    Thursday Dec 10, 1896

    On 10 December 1896, Alfred Nobel died in his villa in San Remo, Italy, from a cerebral haemorrhage. He was 63 years old.




  • South Africa
    Sunday Dec 10, 1899

    Second Boer War

    Black Week

    South Africa
    Sunday Dec 10, 1899

    The middle of December was disastrous for the British Army. In a period known as Black Week (10–15 December 1899), the British suffered defeats on each of the three fronts.




  • South Africa
    Sunday Dec 10, 1899

    Second Boer War

    General Gatacre tried to recapture Stormberg railway junction about 80 kilometres (50 mi) south of the Orange River

    South Africa
    Sunday Dec 10, 1899

    On 10 December, General Gatacre tried to recapture Stormberg railway junction about 80 kilometres (50 mi) south of the Orange River. Gatacre's attack was marked by administrative and tactical blunders and the Battle of Stormberg ended in a British defeat, with 135 killed and wounded and two guns and over 600 troops captured.




  • Stockholm, Sweden
    Thursday Dec 10, 1903

    Marie Curie

    The First Woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize

    Stockholm, Sweden
    Thursday Dec 10, 1903

    In December 1903, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded Pierre Curie, Marie Curie, and Henri Becquerel the Nobel Prize in Physics, "in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel." At first the committee had intended to honor only Pierre Curie and Henri Becquerel, but a committee member and advocate for women scientists, Swedish mathematician Magnus Goesta Mittag-Leffler, alerted Pierre to the situation, and after his complaint, Marie's name was added to the nomination. Marie Curie was the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize.


  • Stockholm, Sweden
    Thursday Dec 10, 1908

    Antibiotic

    Ehrlich Received The Nobel Prize

    Stockholm, Sweden
    Thursday Dec 10, 1908

    In 1908, Ehrlich received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his contributions to immunology.


  • Stockholm, Sweden
    Sunday Dec 10, 1911

    Marie Curie

    Winning her Second Nobel Prize

    Stockholm, Sweden
    Sunday Dec 10, 1911

    International recognition for her work had been growing to new heights, and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, overcoming opposition prompted by the Langevin scandal, honored her a second time, with the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. This award was "in recognition of her services to the advancement of chemistry by the discovery of the elements radium and polonium, by the isolation of radium and the study of the nature and compounds of this remarkable element."


  • Stockholm, Sweden
    Sunday Dec 10, 1911

    Antibiotic

    Hata was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    Stockholm, Sweden
    Sunday Dec 10, 1911

    Hata was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1911 and for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1912 and 1913.


  • Stockholm, Swedan
    Tuesday Dec 10, 1918

    Max Planck

    The Nobel Prize

    Stockholm, Swedan
    Tuesday Dec 10, 1918

    The discovery of Planck's constant enabled him to define a new universal set of physical units (such as the Planck length and the Planck mass), all based on fundamental physical constants upon which much of quantum theory is based. In recognition of Planck's fundamental contribution to a new branch of physics, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for 1918 (he actually received the award in 1919).


  • Cork, Ireland
    Friday Dec 10, 1920

    Irish War of Independence

    Martial law was proclaimed in Counties Cork

    Cork, Ireland
    Friday Dec 10, 1920

    On 10 December 1920, martial law was proclaimed in Counties Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary in Munster; in January 1921 martial law was extended to the rest of Munster in Counties Clare and Waterford, as well as Counties Kilkenny and Wexford in Leinster.


  • Fort Belvedere, Windsor Great Park, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Dec 10, 1936

    Edward VIII

    Edward duly signed the instruments of abdication

    Fort Belvedere, Windsor Great Park, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Dec 10, 1936

    Edward duly signed the instruments of abdication at Fort Belvedere on 10 December 1936 in the presence of his younger brothers: Prince Albert, Duke of York, next in line for the throne; Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester; and Prince George, Duke of Kent.


  • South China Sea
    Wednesday Dec 10, 1941

    World War II

    Sinking of Prince of Wales and Repulse

    South China Sea
    Wednesday Dec 10, 1941

    The sinking of Prince of Wales and Repulse was a naval engagement, that took place on 10 December 1941 in the South China Sea off the east coast of the British colony of Malaya (present-day Malaysia), 70 miles (61 nautical miles; 110 kilometres) east of Kuantan, Pahang. The Royal Navy battleship HMS Prince of Wales and battle cruiser HMS Repulse were sunk by land-based bombers and torpedo bombers of the Imperial Japanese Navy.


  • Paris, France
    Friday Dec 10, 1948

    United Nations

    Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    Paris, France
    Friday Dec 10, 1948

    In 1948, the General Assembly adopted a Universal Declaration of Human Rights, drafted by a committee headed by American diplomat and activist Eleanor Roosevelt, and including the French lawyer René Cassin. The document proclaims basic civil, political, and economic rights common to all human beings, though its effectiveness towards achieving these ends has been disputed since its drafting.


  • Taiwan
    Saturday Dec 10, 1949

    Mao Zedong

    Chiang Kai-shek Fled From The mainland To Formosa (Taiwan)

    Taiwan
    Saturday Dec 10, 1949

    In the early morning of December 10, 1949, PLA troops laid siege to Chongqing and Chengdu on mainland China, and Chiang Kai-shek fled from the mainland to Formosa (Taiwan).


  • Taiwan
    Saturday Dec 10, 1949

    Chinese Civil War

    Retreated to Taiwan

    Taiwan
    Saturday Dec 10, 1949

    The KMT government retreated to Chengdu before retreating to Taiwan on December 10.


  • Chengdu, China
    Saturday Dec 10, 1949

    Chinese Civil War

    Fall of Chengdu

    Chengdu, China
    Saturday Dec 10, 1949

    Isolated Nationalist pockets of resistance remained in the area, but the majority of the resistance collapsed after the fall of Chengdu on 10 December 1949, with some resistance continuing in the far south.


  • Guatemala
    Thursday Dec 10, 1953

    Che Guevara

    Update to Aunt

    Guatemala
    Thursday Dec 10, 1953

    On December 10, 1953, before leaving for Guatemala, Guevara sent an update to his Aunt Beatriz from San José, Costa Rica. In the letter Guevara speaks of traversing the dominion of the United Fruit Company, a journey which convinced him that the Company's capitalist system was a terrible one.


  • Brunei
    Monday Dec 10, 1962

    Brunei revolt

    The Far East ‘spearhead battalion’, The Queen’s Own Highlanders began arriving In Brunei

    Brunei
    Monday Dec 10, 1962

    On 10 December, the Far East ‘spearhead battalion’, the Queen’s Own Highlanders began arriving in Brunei. Brigadier Patterson, commander 99th Gurkha Infantry Brigade arrived to take overall command from Brigadier Pat Glennie, normally the Brigadier General Staff at Far East HQ. Both reported to Lieutenant General Sir Nigel Poett, the Far East Land Forces Commander in Singapore. Seria and Limbang remained in rebel hands. Further reinforcements arrived in the following days.


  • Brunei
    Monday Dec 10, 1962

    Brunei revolt

    A Company of The Queen’s Own Highlanders boarded Five Twin Pioneers and a Beverley at Brunei

    Brunei
    Monday Dec 10, 1962

    On 10 December, a company of the Queen’s Own Highlanders boarded five Twin Pioneers and a Beverley at Brunei. The Twin Pioneers landed west of Seria and the Beverley at Anduki. A police station 2 miles (3 km) from the western landing was recaptured and so was the Telecommunications Centre after a brief fight. Anduki airfield was quickly recaptured. However, the main Seria police station, with 48 hostages, most Shell expatriates, was not secured until the 12th.


  • Oslo, Norway
    Thursday Dec 10, 1964

    Martin Luther King

    Nobel Prize

    Oslo, Norway
    Thursday Dec 10, 1964

    The Nobel Peace Prize 1964 was awarded to Martin Luther King Jr.


  • Stockholm, Sweden
    Wednesday Dec 10, 1969

    Nobel Prize

    Economic Science's Prize

    Stockholm, Sweden
    Wednesday Dec 10, 1969

    The following year, the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel was awarded for the first time. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences became responsible for selecting laureates. The first laureates for the Economics Prize were Jan Tinbergen and Ragnar Frisch,The Board of the Nobel Foundation decided that after this addition, it would allow no further new prizes.


  • Lavizan barracks, Tehran, Iran
    Sunday Dec 10, 1978

    Iranian Revolution

    Demoralization of The Army

    Lavizan barracks, Tehran, Iran
    Sunday Dec 10, 1978

    On 11 December, a dozen officers were shot dead by their own troops at Tehran's Lavizan barracks. Fearing further mutinies, many soldiers were returned to their barracks.Mashhad (the second largest city in Iran) was abandoned to the protesters, and in many provincial towns demonstrators were effectively in control.


  • Lviv, Ukraine
    Sunday Dec 10, 1989

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    International Human Rights Day

    Lviv, Ukraine
    Sunday Dec 10, 1989

    On December 10, 1989, the first officially sanctioned observance of International Human Rights Day was held in Lviv.


  • Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    Sunday Dec 10, 1989

    Mongolian Revolution of 1990

    The First Open pro-democracy Public Demonstration

    Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    Sunday Dec 10, 1989

    On the morning of 10 December 1989, the first open pro-democracy public demonstration occurred in front of the Youth Cultural Center in Ulaanbaatar. There, Elbegdorj announced the creation of the Mongolian Democratic Union. There the Democratic Union-first pro-democracy movement in Mongolia was born.


  • Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 10, 2000

    Dwayne Johnson

    Armageddon (2000)

    Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 10, 2000

    The Rock wrestled a six-man Hell in a Cell match for the WWF Championship, at Armageddon, which Angle won to retain the title.


  • Singapore
    Wednesday Dec 10, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    False quarantine in Singapore

    Singapore
    Wednesday Dec 10, 2003

    A researcher in a SARS lab in Taiwan was found infected with SARS after returning from Singapore attending a medical conference. As a consequence, 74 people in Singapore were quarantined but none of them were infected.


  • Oslo, Norway
    Sunday Dec 10, 2006

    Muhammad Yunus

    The Nobel Peace Prize

    Oslo, Norway
    Sunday Dec 10, 2006

    Yunus was awarded the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, along with Grameen Bank, for their efforts to create economic and social development.


  • Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 10, 2017

    Bitcoin

    Chicago Board Options Exchange started trading bitcoin futures

    Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 10, 2017

    On 10 December 2017, the Chicago Board Options Exchange started trading bitcoin futures.


  • United Kingdom
    Monday Dec 10, 2018

    Brexit

    Prime Minister postponed the vote in the House of Commons on her Brexit deal

    United Kingdom
    Monday Dec 10, 2018

    On 10 December 2018, the Prime Minister postponed the vote in the House of Commons on her Brexit deal. The announcement came minutes after the Prime Minister's Office confirmed the vote would be going ahead.


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