About December 10

December 10, 2024 is the 345th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 21 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 50 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On December 10

  • 1508
    The 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.
  • 1520
    Martin Luther burns his copy of the papal bull Exsurge Domine outside Wittenberg’s Elster Gate.
  • 1684
    Isaac 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.
  • 1799
    France adopts the metre as its official unit of length.
  • 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.
  • 1884
    Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is published for the first time.
  • 1898
    Spanish-American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict.
  • 1901
    The first Nobel Prizes are awarded.
  • 1902
    Women are given the right to vote in Tasmania.
  • 1927
    The phrase “Grand Ole Opry” is used for the first time on-air.
  • 1932
    Thailand adopts a Constitution and becomes a constitutional monarchy.
  • 1936
    Abdication Crisis: Edward VIII signs the Instrument of Abdication.
  • 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.
  • 1955
    The Mighty Mouse Playhouse premieres on television.
  • 1965
    The Grateful Dead’s first concert performance under this new name.
  • 1979
    Kaohsiung Incident: Taiwanese pro-democracy demonstrations are suppressed by the KMT dictatorship, and organizers are arrested.
  • 1989
    Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj announces the establishment of Mongolia’s democratic movement that changes the second oldest communist country into a democracy.
  • 1993
    The last shift leaves Wearmouth Colliery in Sunderland. The closure of the 156-year-old pit marks the end of the old County Durham coalfield, which had been in operation since the Middle Ages.

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