December 10: Day of the Week
December 10, 2019 is the 344th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 21 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Sagittarius is the zodiac 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.
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December 10 Historical Event(s)
- 1665The Royal Netherlands Marine Corps is founded by Michiel de Ruyter
- 1799France adopts the metre as its official unit of length.
- 1861American 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.
- 1869Kappa Sigma Fraternity is founded at the University of Virginia.
- 1906U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt wins the Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the first American to win a Nobel Prize.
- 1911The 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.
- 1932Thailand adopts a Constitution and becomes a constitutional monarchy.
- 1935The Downtown Athletic Club Trophy, later renamed the Heisman Trophy, is awarded to halfback Jay Berwanger of the University of Chicago.
- 1936Abdication Crisis: Edward VIII signs the Instrument of Abdication.
- 1993The 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.
Who were born on December 10?
- 1822César Franck, Belgian composer and organist (d. 1890)
- 1870Adolf Loos, Austrian architect (d. 1933)
- 1882Otto Neurath, Austrian philosopher (d. 1945)
- 1922Lucía Hiriart, First Lady of Chile (1974–1990), wife of Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet
- 1959Wolf Hoffmann, German musician (Accept)
- 1965J Mascis, American musician
- 1965Stephanie Morgenstern, Canadian actress
- 1970Bryant Stith, American basketball player
- 1977Emmanuelle Chriqui, Canadian actress
- 1984Jayson Paul, American wrestler
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