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Calendar for December 10th, 2013

Every Year

  • Human Rights Day

  • 1810s

  • 1817: Mississippi was admitted as the 20th state

  • 1850s

  • Born 1851: Melvil Dewey (librarian)

  • 1890s

  • Died 1896: Alfred Nobel (chemist, engineer, and the inventor of dynamite. In his last will, he used his enormous fortune to institute the Nobel Prizes.)

  • 1900s

  • 1901: The Nobel Prizes were awarded for the first time

  • 1906: President Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize

  • 1930s

  • 1930: Duke Ellington recorded "Mood Indigo"

  • 1950s

  • 1950: Ralph Bunche became the first African American to win the Nobel Peace Prize

  • 1950: William Faulkner accepted his Nobel Prize in literature which was awarded to him in 1949

  • Born 1952: Susan Dey (actress)

  • 1954: Colonel John P. Stapp attained 632 mph on rocket sled

  • Born 1957: Michael Clarke Duncan (actor)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1960: Kenneth Branagh (actor)

  • Died 1967: Otis Redding (singer)

  • 1970s

  • Died 1978: Ed Wood (filmmaker)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1985: Raven-Symoné (actress & singer)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1993: Alice Tully (philanthropist)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2005: Richard Pryor (comedian & actor)

  • 2010s

  • 2011: Total lunar eclipse


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