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Daily Trivia Facts - December 10

Births

1394 - King James I of Scotland (d. 1437)
1452 - Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1531)
1588 - Isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and philosopher (d. 1637)
1750 - Tipu Sultan, ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore (d. 1799)
1787 - Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, American educator (d. 1851)
1805 - Josef Skoda, Bohemian physician (d. 1881)
1815 - Ada Lovelace, British computer programmer (d. 1852)
1821 - Nikolai Alekseevich Nekrasov, Russian poet (d. 1877)
1822 - César Franck, Belgian composer and organist (d. 1890)
1824 - George MacDonald, British writer and preacher (d. 1905)
1830 - Emily Dickinson, American poet (d. 1886)
1851 - Melvil Dewey, American librarian (d. 1931)
1870 - Pierre Louÿs, French author (d. 1925)
1870 - Adolf Loos, Austrian architect (d. 1933)
1872 - Don Lorenzo Perosi, Italian composer (d. 1956)
1882 - Otto Neurath, Austrian philosopher (d. 1945)
1884 - Zinaida Serebryakova, Russian-born painter (d. 1967)
1886 - Marco Minghetti, Italian statesman (b. 1813)
1891 - Nelly Sachs, German-born writer and Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)
1903 - Una Merkel, American actress (d. 1986)
1907 - Rumer Godden (Margaret Rumer Godden), British writer (d. 1998)
1907 - Lucien Laurent, French international footballer (d. 2005)
1908 - Olivier Messiaen, French composer and ornithologist (d. 1992)
1909 - Hermes Pan, American choreographer and dancer (d. 1990)
1911 - Chet Huntley, American journalist (d. 1974)
1912 - Philip A. Hart, U.S. Senator (d. 1976)
1913 - Morton Gould, American composer (d. 1996)
1913 - Harry Locke, British character actor (d. 1987)
1914 - Dorothy Lamour, American actress (d. 1996)
1917 - Sultan Yahya Petra, King of Malaysia (d. 1979)
1920 - Reginald Rose, American writer (d. 2002)
1928 - Dan Blocker, American actor (d. 1972)
1934 - Howard Martin Temin, American geneticist and Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)
1947 - Douglas Kenney, American humorist (d. 1980)
1947 - Rəsul Quliyev, Azerbaijani politician and chairman of the Azerbaijan Democratic Party.
1947 - Rainer Seifert, German field hockey player
1948 - Abu Abbas, founder of the Palestine Liberation Front (d. 2004)
1951 - Ellen Nikolaysen, Norwegian singer
1952 - Clive Anderson, British television host
1952 - Susan Dey, American actress
1957 - Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor
1960 - Kenneth Branagh, Northern Irish actor and director
1967 - Harland Williams, Canadian actor
1972 - Brian Molko, Belgian-born singer and songwriter (Placebo)
1974 - Meg White, American drummer (The White Stripes)
1978 - Donna Williams, co-founder of Neopets
1980 - Sarah Chang, American violinist
1980 - Ledley King, English international footballer
1980 - Alexa Rae, American pornographic actress
1981 - Taufik Batisah, Singaporean singer
1981 - Fabio Rochemback, Brazilian footballer
1983 - Patrick Flueger, American actor (Law & Order: SVU, The 4400)
1985 - Raven-Symoné, American actress and singer

Deaths

1041 - Michael IV, Byzantine Emperor (b. 1010)
1198 - Averroes, Arab physician and philosopher (b. 1126)
1508 - René II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1451)
1603 - William Gilbert, English scientist (plague) (b. 1544)
1618 - Giulio Caccini, Italian composer
1626 - Edmund Gunter, English mathematician (b. 1581)
1665 - Tarquinio Merula, Italian composer
1736 - António Manoel de Vilhena, Portuguese ruler of Malta (b. 1663)
1831 - Thomas Seebeck, Baltic German physicist (b. 1770)
1850 - François Sulpice Beudant, French mineralogist and geologist (b. 1787)
1865 - King Léopold I of Belgium (b. 1790)
1896 - Alfred Nobel, Swedish inventor and founder of the Nobel Prize (b. 1833)
1911 - Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, British botanist (b. 1817)
1917 - Sir Mackenzie Bowell, fifth Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1823)
1928 - Charles Rennie Mackintosh, British architect, designer, and illustrator (b. 1868)
1936 - Bobby Abel, English test cricketer (b. 1857)
1936 - Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1867)
1941 - Colin Kelly, American pilot
1945 - Theodor Dannecker, SS officer (b. 1913)
1946 - Walter Johnson, American baseball player (b. 1887)
1946 - Damon Runyon, American writer (b. 1884)
1951 - Algernon Blackwood, British writer (b. 1869)
1953 - Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Indian-born scholar and translator (b. 1872)
1967 - Otis Redding, American soul singer (b. 1941)
1968 - Thomas Merton, American monk and author (b. 1915)
1968 - Karl Barth, Swiss theologian (b. 1886)
1969 - Carlos Marighella, Brazilian politician
1978 - Ed Wood, Jr., American filmmaker (b. 1924)
1979 - Ann Dvorak, American film actress (b. 1912)
1982 - Freeman F. Gosden, American actor (b. 1899)
1986 - Susan Cabot, American actress (murdered) (b. 1927)
1987 - Jascha Heifetz, Russian-born violinist (b. 1901)
1990 - Armand Hammer, American industrialist and art collector (b. 1898)
1991 - Greta Kempton, American artist (b. 1901)
1994 - Alexander Wilson, Canadian and Notre Dame athlete (b. 1905)
1996 - Faron Young, American singer (b. 1932)
1999 - Franjo Tuđman, President of Croatia (b. 1922)
1999 - Rick Danko, Canadian bassist and singer (The Band) (b. 1942)
2000 - Marie Windsor, American film actress (b. 1919)
2001 - Ashok Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1911)
2005 - Eugene J. McCarthy, United States Senator (b. 1916)
2005 - Richard Pryor, American comedian and actor (b. 1940)
BBC: On This Day

Events

1041 - Empress Zoe of Byzantium elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V.
1508 - The League of Cambrai is formed by Pope Julius II, Louis XII of France, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor and Ferdinand II of Aragon as an alliance against Venice.
1520 - Martin Luther burns his copy of the papal bull Exsurge Domine outside Wittenberg's Elster Gate.
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.
1817 - Mississippi becomes the 20th U.S. state.
1836 - Emory College (now Emory University) is chartered in Oxford, Georgia.
1864 - American Civil War: Sherman's March to the Sea - Major General William T. Sherman's Union Army troops reach Savannah, Georgia.
1868 - The first traffic lights are installed outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Resembling railway signals, they use semaphore arms and are illuminated at night by red and green gas lamps.
1869 - Wyoming grants women the right to vote.
1869 - The first American chapter of Kappa Sigma is founded at the University of Virginia.
1898 - Spanish-American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict.
1899 - The Delta Sigma Phi fraternity is founded at the City College of New York.
1901 - The first Nobel Prizes are awarded.
1904 - The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity is founded at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.
1906 - U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt wins the Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the first American to win a Nobel Prize of any kind.
1932 - Thailand adopts a Constitution and becomes a constitutional monarchy.
1936 - Abdication Crisis: Edward VIII signs his Instrument of Abdication.
1941 - World War II: The Royal Navy capital ships HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse are sunk by Imperial Japanese Navy torpedo bombers.
1941 - World War II: Battle of the Philippines - Imperial Japanese forces under the command of General Masaharu Homma land on the Philippine mainland.
1948 - The UN General Assembly adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
1949 - Chinese Civil War: The People's Liberation Army begins its siege of Chengdu, the last Kuomintang-held city in mainland China, forcing President of the Republic of China Chiang Kai-shek and his government to retreat to Taiwan.
1953 - Dr. Albert Schweitzer is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work.
1963 - The United States Air Force's X-20 Dyna-Soar spaceplane program is cancelled by Robert McNamara.
1965 - The Grateful Dead play their first concert, at the Fillmore in San Francisco.
1970 - Agricultural scientist Norman Borlaug, "father of the Green Revolution", is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1971 - Jim Hart throws a football for a record 98 yards, the longest recorded throw.
1972 - Major League Baseball's American League votes to adopt the Designated Hitter for the following season. The first to appear in a game was Ron Blomberg of the New York Yankees.
1975 - Activist Andrei Sakharov is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, accepted by his wife, Yelena Bonner.
1978 - Arab-Israeli conflict: Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin and President of Egypt Anwar Sadat are jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1981 - The United Nations General Assembly approves Pakistan proposal for establishing nuclear free-zone in South Asia.
1983 - Democracy was restored on Argentina with the assumption of President Raúl Alfonsín.
1983 - Solidarity leader Lech Wałęsa is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, accepted by his wife, Danuta.
1984 - Apartheid: Cleric and activist Desmond Tutu is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1986 - The Holocaust: Elie Wiesel is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1986 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan declares the date Human Rights Day in the United States.
1989 - Tsakhiagiyn Elbegdorj announced the establishment of Mongolia's democratic movement that peacefully changed the second oldest communist country into a democratic society.
1993 - First release of Doom, one of the most popular shoot-em'up PC videogames
1996 - Rwandan Genocide: Military Advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General and head of the Military Division of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations of the United Nations Maurice Baril recommends that the UN multi-national forces in Zaire stand down.
2002 - The High Court of Australia hands down its judgement in the internet defamation case of Gutnick v Dow Jones.
2004 - A tombstone commemorating the 35th anniversary of the death of Brazilian guerrilla Carlos Marighella is inaugurated in Salvador, Bahia.
2005 - Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145 crashes in Nigeria.
     
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