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)
- 1864American Civil War: Sherman’s March to the Sea – Major General William Tecumseh Sherman’s Union Army troops reach the outer Confederate defenses of Savannah, Georgia.
- 1901The first Nobel Prizes are awarded.
- 1904The Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity is founded at the College of Charleston.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1955The Mighty Mouse Playhouse premieres on television.
- 1968Japan’s biggest heist, the still-unsolved “300 million yen robbery”, is carried out in Tokyo.
- 1979Kaohsiung Incident: Taiwanese pro-democracy demonstrations are suppressed by the KMT dictatorship, and organizers are arrested.
- 1983Democracy is restored in Argentina with the assumption of President Raúl Alfonsín.
Who were born on December 10?
- 1751George Shaw, English botanist and zoologist (d. 1813)
- 1821Nikolai Alekseevich Nekrasov, Russian poet (d. 1877)
- 1907Lucien Laurent, French footballer (d. 2005)
- 1913Morton Gould, American composer (d. 1996)
- 1952Clive Anderson, English television presenter
- 1961Nia Peeples, American singer/actress
- 1966Mel Rojas, Dominican baseball player
- 1974Meg White, American drummer (The White Stripes)
- 1978Summer Phoenix, American actress
- 1983Katrin Siska, Estonian singer
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