December 10: Day of the Week
December 10, 2020 is the 345th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 21 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1520Martin Luther burns his copy of the papal bull Exsurge Domine outside Wittenberg’s Elster Gate.
- 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.
- 1899Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity is founded at the City College of New York.
- 1907The 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.
- 1936Abdication Crisis: Edward VIII signs the Instrument of Abdication.
- 1941World War II: Battle of the Philippines – Imperial Japanese forces under the command of General Masaharu Homma land on the Philippine mainland.
- 1948The UN General Assembly adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
- 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.
- 1978Arab-Israeli conflict: Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin and President of Egypt Anwar Sadat are jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Who were born on December 10?
- 1821Nikolai Alekseevich Nekrasov, Russian poet (d. 1877)
- 1824George MacDonald, Scottish writer and preacher (d. 1905)
- 1920Clarice Lispector, Ukrainian-Brazilian writer (d. 1977)
- 1952Clive Anderson, English television presenter
- 1956Jan van Dijk, Dutch football player and football manager
- 1971Brian Nichols, American spree killer
- 1979Matt Bentley, American professional wrestler
- 1983Katrin Siska, Estonian singer
- 1983Xavier Samuel, Australian actor
- 1986Matthew Bates, English footballer
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