THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 1012


This day in #history 1012
DECEMBER 10TH

1520 – Martin Luther publicly burned papal edict demands he recant

1582 – France begins use of Gregorian calendar

1684 – Isaac 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.

817 – Mississippi admitted as 20 th state

1901 – 1 st Nobel Peace Prizes (to Jean Henri
Dunant, Frederic Passy)

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

1903 – Nobel for physics awarded to Pierre and Marie Curie

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

1907 – Ruyard Kipling receives Nobel prize for
literature

1910 – Johannes van der Waals wins Nobel Prize for physics

1911 – Tobias Asser given Nobel prize for peace

1913 – Kamerlingh Onnes receives Nobel prize for physics

1919 – Nobel peace prize awarded to US president Wilson

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

1924 – Willem Einthoven awarded Nobel for medicine

1925 – George Bernard Shaw awarded Nobel

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

1936 – Stockholm: physicist PBJ Debije receives
Nobel prize for chemistry

1948 – UN General Assembly adopts Universal
Declaration of Human Rights

1950 – Ralph J Bunche (1 st black American )
presented Nobel Peace Prize

1954 – Linus Pauling wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

1954 – Albert Schweitzer receives Nobel Peace Prize

1956 – Establishment of MPLA in Angola

1963 – Zanzibar becomes independent within British Commonwealth

1964 – Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Dr Martin Luther King Jr

1965 – Dutch ends economic boycott of Rhodesia

1966 – Israeli Shmuel Yosef Agnon wins Nobel Prize for literature

1966 – Nobel for chemistry awarded to Robert S
Mulliken

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

1983 – Danuta Walesa , wife of Lech Walesa, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize

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

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1878 – Rajaji , India’s freedom fighter and the first
Governor General of independent India (d .1972 )

1948 – Abu Abbas, founder of the Palestine
Liberation Front (d . 2004)

1957 – Prem Rawat, known also as Guru Maharaj Ji and Maharaji, American Indian spiritual leader and speaker

FAMOUS DEATHS

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

2010 – John Bennett Fenn , American chemist , Nobel laureate (b . 1917)

FAMOUS WEDDING
1915 – 28 th US President Woodrow Wilson marries 2nd wife Edith Galt, a descendant of native American Pocahontas

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