This day in history - December 10

This day in history - December 10.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, December 10, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on December 10 were connected with events relating to the Burning of Exsurge Domine by Martin Luther, Execution of Queen Catherine Howard's Lovers, Founding of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Publication of Huckleberry Finn, Riot Following the Premiere of Ubu Roi, Awarding of the First Nobel Prizes, First American to win a Nobel Prize, Signing of Edward VIII's Intrument of Abdication, Adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Death of Richard Pryor. Many famous people were associated with these momentous events including Martin Luther, Leo X, Catherine Howard, Henry VIII, Thomas Culpeper, Francis Dereham, William McCormick, John Boyd, Frank Nicodemus, Edmund Rogers Jr., George Arnold, Mark Twain, Alfred Jarry, Wilhelm Rontgen, Theodore Roosevelt, Edward VIII, Wallis Simpson, Eleanor Roosevelt and Richard Pryor.

Burning of Exsurge Domine by Martin Luther - December 10, 1520: On this day in history, December 10, 1520, momentous events took place today in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, with regard to the Burning of Exsurge Domine by Martin Luther. The papal bull 'Exsurge Domine' was announced, by Pope Leo X, as a response to Martin Luther's writings opposing the views of the Church. Martin Luther burned a copy of it in public at Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, on December 10, 1520. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 10, 1520 were Martin Luther, Leo X. Facts on this day in History December 10: Events on this day in history: Burning of Exsurge Domine by Martin Luther *** Date: December 10, 1520 *** Place: Saxony-Anhalt, Germany *** Category: Religion *** Historical Period: 16th Century *** This day in history ***

Execution of Queen Catherine Howard's Lovers - December 10, 1541: On this day in history, December 10, 1541, crucial events took place today in London, England, relating to the Execution of Queen Catherine Howard's Lovers. After admitting having affairs with Queen Catherine Howard, Thomas Culpeper and Francis Dereham were arrested by order of King Henry VIII. Having been tried and found guilty, both men were executed on December 10, 1541. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 10, 1541 were Catherine Howard, Henry VIII, Thomas Culpeper, Francis Dereham. Facts on this day in History December 10: Events on this day in history: Execution of Queen Catherine Howard's Lovers *** Date: December 10, 1541 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 16th Century *** This day in history ***

Founding of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity - December 10, 1869: On this day in history, December 10, 1869, important events took place today in Virginia, USA, surrounding the Founding of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. The Kappa Sigma in America fraternity was established on December 10, 1869, by the following five students: William McCormick, John Boyd, Frank Nicodemus, Edmund Rogers Jr. and George Arnold. It is one of the largest international fraternities. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 10, 1869 were William McCormick, John Boyd, Frank Nicodemus, Edmund Rogers Jr., George Arnold. Facts on this day in History December 10: Events on this day in history: Founding of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity *** Date: December 10, 1869 *** Place: Virginia, USA *** Category: Education *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Publication of Huckleberry Finn - December 10, 1884: On this day in history, December 10, 1884, momentous events took place today in London, England, with regard to the Publication of Huckleberry Finn. Mark Twain's novel 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' was published in London and Canada on December 10, 1884. The book is a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and was published in the United States on February 18,1885. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 10, 1884 were Mark Twain. Facts on this day in History December 10: Events on this day in history: Publication of Huckleberry Finn *** Date: December 10, 1884 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Literature *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Riot Following the Premiere of Ubu Roi - December 10, 1896: On this day in history, December 10, 1896, momentous events took place today in Paris, France, with regard to the Riot Following the Premiere of Ubu Roi. French symbolist writer Alfred Jarry's play 'Ubu Roi' premiered in the Theatre de L'Œuvre, Paris, on December 10, 1896, and closed on the same day. The play caused a riot and, as a result, was banned from the stage. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 10, 1896 were Alfred Jarry. Facts on this day in History December 10: Events on this day in history: Riot Following the Premiere of Ubu Roi *** Date: December 10, 1896 *** Place: Paris, France *** Category: The Arts *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Awarding of the First Nobel Prizes - December 10, 1901: On this day in history, December 10, 1901, important events took place today in Stockholm, Sweden, surrounding the Awarding of the First Nobel Prizes. The first Nobel prizes were awarded in the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, Nybroviken, Stockholm, on December 10, 1901. Among the prize winners was Wilhelm Rontgen who won the Physics Prize for his discovery of X-rays. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 10, 1901 were Wilhelm Rontgen. Facts on this day in History December 10: Events on this day in history: Awarding of the First Nobel Prizes *** Date: December 10, 1901 *** Place: Stockholm, Sweden *** Category: General Interest *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

First American to win a Nobel Prize - December 10, 1906: On this day in history, December 10, 1906, momentous events took place today in Oslo, Norway, with regard to the First American to win a Nobel Prize. American President Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to win a Nobel Prize on December 10, 1906, when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, in Oslo, Norway, for helping to end the Russo-Japanese war of 1904-1905. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 10, 1906 were Theodore Roosevelt. Facts on this day in History December 10: Events on this day in history: First American to win a Nobel Prize *** Date: December 10, 1906 *** Place: Oslo, Norway *** Category: General Interest *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Signing of Edward VIII's Intrument of Abdication - December 10, 1936: On this day in history, December 10, 1936, important events took place today in Surrey, England, in respect of the Signing of Edward VIII's Intrument of Abdication. Edward VIII wanted to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson, however his position as Head of the Church of England prevented this, so he decided to abdicate. Edward VIII signed the Instrument of Abdication on December 10, 1936, and became the Duke of Windsor. He married Wallis Simpson the following June. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 10, 1936 were Edward VIII, Wallis Simpson. Facts on this day in History December 10: Events on this day in history: Signing of Edward VIII's Intrument of Abdication *** Date: December 10, 1936 *** Place: Surrey, England *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - December 10, 1948: On this day in history, December 10, 1948, important events took place today in Paris, France, surrounding the Adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights were drafted by the Drafting Committee, chaired by former First Lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt. The Delaration was dopted on December 10, 1948, by the United Nations General Assembly. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 10, 1948 were Eleanor Roosevelt. Facts on this day in History December 10: Events on this day in history: Adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights *** Date: December 10, 1948 *** Place: Paris, France *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Death of Richard Pryor - December 10, 2005: On this day in history, December 10, 2005, important events took place today in California, USA, surrounding the Death of Richard Pryor. American comedian and actor Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor was well known for his stand up and comedy film performances, including Silver Streak and Stir Crazy, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He died from a heart attack in Los Angeles California, on December 10, 2005, aged 65. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 10, 2005 were Richard Pryor. Facts on this day in History December 10: Events on this day in history: Death of Richard Pryor *** Date: December 10, 2005 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: Death *** Historical Period: 21st Century *** This day in history ***

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