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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 1817Mississippi becomes the 20th U.S. state.
- 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.
- 1898Spanish-American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict.
- 1901The first Nobel Prizes are awarded.
- 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.
- 1936Abdication Crisis: Edward VIII signs the Instrument of Abdication.
- 1949Chinese 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.
- 1965The Grateful Dead’s first concert performance under this new name.
- 1968Japan’s biggest heist, the still-unsolved “300 million yen robbery”, is carried out in Tokyo.
Who were born on December 10?
- 1815Ada Lovelace, English mathematician (d. 1852)
- 1822César Franck, Belgian composer and organist (d. 1890)
- 1830Emily Dickinson, American poet (d. 1886)
- 1909Hermes Pan, American choreographer and dancer (d. 1990)
- 1938Yuri Temirkanov, Russian orchestral conductor
- 1957Paul Hardcastle, English composer and musician
- 1958Pepsi Demacque, aka Helen Pepsi Demacque-Crockett English singer
- 1963Jahangir Khan, former World No. 1 professional squash player from Pakistan
- 1980Sarah Chang, American violinist
- 1982Shilpa Anand, Indian film and television actress
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