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December 10: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on December 10

December 10th observes Lager Day as well as Dewey Decimal System Day.

Welcome to the 344th day of the year! We’re rapidly approaching the end of the year with only 21 days left of 2021.

For those of you who were born on December 10, your star sign is Sagittarius.

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 interesting facts about December 10th in history!

What Happened On December 10 In History?

2005

Cristina Fernandez was sworn in as Argentina’s first elected female president.

2001

The first Lord of the Rings film installment, “The Fellowship of the Ring” directed by Peter Jackson, premiered in London.

1968

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 legal liability giving him a chance to tell his story without legal repercussions, however no one has come forward.
1936

Edward VIII signed to abdicate the British throne.

Edward VIII signed his Declaration of Abdication so that he could marry Wallis Simpson – an American divorcee, a marriage which was opposed by the United Kingdom government.
1911

Calbraith Rodgers completed the first crossing of the US by airplane in 84 days.

1901

The First Nobel Peace Prizes were awarded to the Red Cross founder Jean Henri Dunant and peace activist Frederic Passy.

1898

The Treaty of Paris was signed.

Signed by US President McKinley, this treaty brought an end to the Spanish-American War. It ended with the US acquiring Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam.
1884

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain was first published in the U.K. and Canada.

OTD in 1884: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain was first published in the U.K. and Canada.
1817

Mississippi was admitted to the Union, making it the 20th American state.

1768

The first edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica was published.

1520

Martin Luther publicly burned the papal edict, demanding that he recant.

OTD in 1520: Martin Luther publicly burned the papal edict
The decree, written by the Pope, threatened to excommunicate Martin Luther unless he renounced his teachings.

Did you know that on this day, December 10th 1817, Mississippi became the 20th state admitted to the Union?