December 10th observes Lager Day as well as Dewey Decimal System Day.
Welcome to the 345th day of the year! We’re rapidly approaching the end of the year with only 21 days remaining in 2024.
Is today your birthday? If so, get clued up on all the interesting things that happened on this special day! If it’s not your birthday, that’s still fine, we won’t stop you from looking!
Did you know that on this day in 1817, Mississippi became the 20th state admitted to the Union? Several Native American tribes still occupied the state at this point.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about December 10th in history!
What memorable events happened on December 10 in history? Keep reading to find out!
One of the biggest heists in Japan occurred.
Almost 3,000,000 yen was stolen in transport by a man dressed as a police officer. An investigation went on for seven years with no arrests. In 1988, the thief was relieved of the legal liability giving him a chance to tell his story without legal repercussions; however, no one came forward.
Isaac Newton’s calculations and theories based on Kepler’s laws were read to the Royal Society in London.
Newton’s manuscript, called “De motu corporum in gyrum,” was read to the Royal Society by Edmond Halley after visiting Newton earlier that year. Halley encouraged Newton to continue his calculations and refine his theories, through which Newton developed many theories of physics we still use today.
King Berger of Sweden celebrated Christmas with his brothers before throwing them in his dungeons to die.
The king’s brothers, dukes Eric and Valdemar, had attempted to stage a coup against the king in 1310. King Berger invited his brothers to the Christmas banquet under the pretense of reconciliation. In reality, he’d planned the demise of his brothers for years. On the night of the feast, he threw Eric and Valdemar into his dungeons to starve to death.
If you were born on this day, you share your birthday with Xavier Samuel. Find out who else was born on December 10th below!
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New York, USA
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British Columbia, Canada
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Who said what today throughout history? Here are the most famous things people have said on December 10th.
Literature is as old as speech. It grew out of human need for it, and it has not changed except to become more needed.
Truth is mysterious, elusive, always to be conquered. Liberty is dangerous, as hard to live with as it is elating.
If you’re looking for something to do today, maybe these special holidays might just help to cure your boredom!
National Lager Day
There’s nothing more refreshing on a scorching hot day than an ice-cold lager. If you don’t drink alcohol, no worries. There are plenty of brilliant alcohol-free lagers available these days, so let’s all raise a glass today to lager. Cheers!
Dewey Decimal System Day
If you’re a fan of libraries, today is a pretty big deal! In 1876 Melvil Dewey created a system for organizing libraries that was so good we still use it around the world today. So celebrate Dewey Decimal System Day by heading to your local library and appreciating how organized it is!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Ketchup originated from attempts to recreate Fish Sauce – which is made from fermented fish!
Birthday & Zodiac
For those of you who were born on December 10, your star sign is Sagittarius.
Sagittarians should focus their attention on making longer-term plans with friends or loved ones. See how you feel after you accomplish this feat – others will certainly notice it.
The Blue Topaz birthstone is given to people born in December. The icy-blue topaz provides special healing powers to those who wear it by recharging the body, mind, and spirit.
People born on this day were likely conceived on or around March 19 in the same year.
The due date for babies conceived on December 10, 2024, is around September 2, 2025.