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December 10 Birthdays

Emily Dickinson
1830–1886, American poet.

Thomas Gallaudet
educator of the deaf (1787)

Melvil Dewey
library pioneer (1851)

Chet Huntley
news broadcaster (1911)

Dorothy Lamour
actor (1914)

Douglas Kenney
humorist (1947)

Kenneth Branagh
actor, director (1960)

actor, singer (1985)

December 10 in History


Mississippi became the 20th state in the United States.


The territory of Wyoming authorized women to vote and hold office.


The first Nobel Prizes were awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace.


The United Nations General Assembly adopted its Universal Declaration on Human Rights.


Dr. Ralph Bunche became the first black to receive a Nobel Peace Prize.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., received the Nobel Peace Prize.


Los Alamos scientist Wen Ho Lee was arrested and charged with stealing classified information.


A U.S. passenger jet landed in Vietnam, the first one to do so since the Vietnam War ended nearly three decades earlier.

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