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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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
- 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.
- 1884Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is published for the first time.
- 1898Spanish-American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict.
- 1935The Downtown Athletic Club Trophy, later renamed the Heisman Trophy, is awarded to halfback Jay Berwanger of the University of Chicago.
- 1941World War II: Battle of the Philippines – Imperial Japanese forces under the command of General Masaharu Homma land on the Philippine mainland.
- 1941World War II: The Royal Navy capital ships HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse are sunk by Imperial Japanese Navy torpedo bombers near Malaya.
- 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.
- 1979Kaohsiung Incident: Taiwanese pro-democracy demonstrations are suppressed by the KMT dictatorship, and organizers are arrested.
- 1994Rwandan Genocide: Military advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General and head of the Military Division of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations of the United Nations Maurice Baril recommends that the UN multi-national forces in Zaire stand down.
Who were born on December 10?
- 1882Otto Neurath, Austrian philosopher (d. 1945)
- 1903Una Merkel, American actress (d. 1986)
- 1912Philip A. Hart, U.S. Senator (d. 1976)
- 1913Pannonica de Koenigswarter, jazz patroness and writer
- 1918Anatoli Tarasov, Russian ice hockey coach (d. 1995)
- 1946Thomas Lux, American poet
- 1947Rainer Seifert, German field hockey player
- 1956Jan van Dijk, Dutch football player and football manager
- 1964Bobby Flay, American celebrity chef and restaurateur
- 1986Matthew Bates, English footballer
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