About December 10

December 10, 2022 is the 344th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 21 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Sagittarius is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 43 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On December 10

  • 1041
    The adopted son of Empress Zoe of Byzantium succeeds to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V.
  • 1520
    Martin Luther burns his copy of the papal bull Exsurge Domine outside Wittenberg’s Elster Gate.
  • 1665
    The Royal Netherlands Marine Corps is founded by Michiel de Ruyter
  • 1817
    Mississippi becomes the 20th U.S. state.
  • 1861
    American 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.
  • 1861
    Forces led by Nguyen Trung Truc, an anti-colonial guerrilla leader in southern Vietnam, sink the French lorcha L'Esperance.
  • 1869
    Kappa Sigma Fraternity is founded at the University of Virginia.
  • 1901
    The first Nobel Prizes are awarded.
  • 1911
    The first transcontinental flight across the United States is completed. Calbraith Perry Rodgers began the flight on 17 September 1911, taking off from Sheepshead Bay NY.
  • 1932
    Thailand adopts a Constitution and becomes a constitutional monarchy.
  • 1935
    The Downtown Athletic Club Trophy, later renamed the Heisman Trophy, is awarded to halfback Jay Berwanger of the University of Chicago.
  • 1936
    Abdication Crisis: Edward VIII signs the Instrument of Abdication.
  • 1941
    World War II: Battle of the Philippines – Imperial Japanese forces under the command of General Masaharu Homma land on the Philippine mainland.
  • 1941
    World War II: The Royal Navy capital ships HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse are sunk by Imperial Japanese Navy torpedo bombers near Malaya.
  • 1949
    Chinese 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.
  • 1955
    The Mighty Mouse Playhouse premieres on television.
  • 1965
    The Grateful Dead’s first concert performance under this new name.
  • 1968
    Japan’s biggest heist, the still-unsolved “300 million yen robbery”, is carried out in Tokyo.
  • 1983
    Democracy is restored in Argentina with the assumption of President Raúl Alfonsín.
  • 1989
    Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj announces the establishment of Mongolia’s democratic movement that changes the second oldest communist country into a democracy.

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