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December 10th, 2006 (December 10 2006)EventOne million Lebanese opposition supporters gather in downtown Beirut, calling for the government to resign.
December 10th, 1996 (December 10 1996)EventRwandan 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.
December 10th, 1989 (December 10 1989)EventTsakhiagiin Elbegdorj announces the establishment of Mongolia s democratic movement that peacefully changed the second oldest communist country into a democratic society.
December 10th, 1983 (December 10 1983)EventDemocracy is restored in Argentina with the assumption of President Raul Alfonsin.
December 10th, 1981 (December 10 1981)EventThe United Nations General Assembly approves Pakistan s proposal for establishing nuclear free-zone in South Asia.
December 10th, 1981 (December 10 1981)EventDuring the Ministerial Session of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels, Spain signes the Protocol of Accession to NATO.
December 10th, 1978 (December 10 1978)EventArab-Israeli conflict: Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin and President of Egypt Anwar Sadat are jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.Menachem Begin Quotes
December 10th, 1968 (December 10 1968)EventJapan s biggest heist, the still-unsolved "300 million yen robbery", occurs in Tokyo.
December 10th, 1949 (December 10 1949)EventChinese 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.
December 10th, 1948 (December 10 1948)EventThe UN General Assembly adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Today is also International Human Rights Day.
December 10th, 1941 (December 10 1941)EventWorld War II: The Royal Navy capital ships HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse are sunk by Imperial Japanese Navy torpedo bombers near Malaya.
December 10th, 1941 (December 10 1941)EventWorld War II: Battle of the PhilippinesImperial Japanese forces under the command of General Masaharu Homma land on the Philippine mainland.
December 10th, 1936 (December 10 1936)EventAbdication Crisis: Edward VIII signs the Instrument of Abdication.
December 10th, 1935 (December 10 1935)EventThe Downtown Athletic Club Trophy, later renamed the Heisman Trophy, was given to halfback Jay Berwanger of the University of Chicago. This award was given to the best college football player east the Mississippi River.An Wang Quotes
December 10th, 1932 (December 10 1932)EventThailand adopts a Constitution and becomes a constitutional monarchy.
December 10th, 1907 (December 10 1907)EventThe worst night of the Brown Dog riots in London, when 1,000 medical students clash with 400 police officers over the existence of a memorial for animals who have been vivisected.
December 10th, 1906 (December 10 1906)EventU.S. President Theodore Roosevelt wins the Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the first American to win a Nobel Prize.Theodore Roosevelt Quotes
December 10th, 1904 (December 10 1904)EventFounding of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity.
December 10th, 1902 (December 10 1902)EventWomen are given the right to vote in Tasmania.
December 10th, 1901 (December 10 1901)EventThe first Nobel Prizes are awarded.
December 10th, 1899 (December 10 1899)EventThe Delta Sigma Phi fraternity is founded at the City College of New York.
December 10th, 1898 (December 10 1898)EventSpanish-American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict.
December 10th, 1898 (December 10 1898)EventThe first western pilgrims were welcomed at The House of `Abdu llah Pasha
December 10th, 1869 (December 10 1869)EventWyoming grants women the right to vote.
December 10th, 1869 (December 10 1869)EventThe first American chapter of Kappa Sigma is founded at the University of Virginia.
December 10th, 1868 (December 10 1868)EventThe first traffic lights are installed outside the Palace of Westminster in London. Resembling railway signals, they use semaphore arms and are illuminated at night by red and green gas lamps.
December 10th, 1864 (December 10 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: Sherman s March to the SeaMajor General William Tecumseh Sherman s Union Army troops reach Savannah, Georgia.William Tecumseh Sherman Quotes
December 10th, 1861 (December 10 1861)EventAmerican Civil War: the Confederate States of America accept a rival state government s pronouncement that declares Kentucky to be the 13th state of the Confederacy.
December 10th, 1836 (December 10 1836)EventEmory College (now Emory University) is chartered in Oxford, Georgia.
December 10th, 1817 (December 10 1817)EventMississippi becomes the 20th U.S. state.
December 10th, 1684 (December 10 1684)EventIsaac 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.Isaac Newton Quotes
December 10th, 1665 (December 10 1665)EventThe Royal Netherlands Marine Corps was founded by Michiel de Ruyter
December 10th, 1541 (December 10 1541)EventThomas Culpeper and Francis Dereham are executed for having affairs with Catherine Howard, Queen of England and wife of Henry VIII.
December 10th, 1520 (December 10 1520)EventMartin Luther burns his copy of the papal bull Exsurge Domine outside Wittenberg s Elster Gate.Martin Luther Quotes
December 10th, 1508 (December 10 1508)EventThe 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.
December 10th, 1041 (December 10 1041)EventEmpress Zoe of Byzantium elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V.

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