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Daily Calendar for Friday, December 10, 2021 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Friday, December 10, 2021

Born

  • Melvil Dewey (librarian) –
  • Susan Dey (actress) –
  • Michael Clarke Duncan (actor) –
  • Kenneth Branagh (actor) –
  • Raven-SymonΓ© (actress & singer) –

Died

  • Alfred Nobel (chemist, engineer, and the inventor of dynamite. In his last will, he used his enormous fortune to institute the Nobel Prizes.) –
  • Otis Redding (singer) –
  • Ed Wood (filmmaker) –
  • Armand Hammer (industrialist) –
  • Alice Tully (philanthropist) –
  • Richard Pryor (comedian & actor) –

Events

  • Mississippi was admitted as the 20th state–
  • The Nobel Prizes were awarded for the first time–
  • President Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize–
  • Duke Ellington recorded Mood Indigoβ€β€œβ€“
  • Ralph Bunche became the first African American to win the Nobel Peace Prize–
  • William Faulkner accepted his Nobel Prize in literature which was awarded to him in 1949–
  • Colonel John P. Stapp attained 632 mph on rocket sled–

Weather

  • Bend, Oregon, had 28 inches of snow within 24 hours–
  • The temperature reached 70 degrees F in New York City–

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