December 10: Day of the Week
December 10, 2018 is the 344th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 21 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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.
- 1817Mississippi becomes the 20th U.S. state.
- 1861Forces led by Nguyen Trung Truc, an anti-colonial guerrilla leader in southern Vietnam, sink the French lorcha L'Esperance.
- 1868The first traffic lights are installed, outside the Palace of Westminster in London. Resembling railway signals, they use semaphore arms and are illuminated at night by red and green gas lamps.
- 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.
- 1904The Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity is founded at the College of Charleston.
- 1906U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt wins the Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the first American to win a Nobel Prize.
- 1936Abdication Crisis: Edward VIII signs the Instrument of Abdication.
- 1979Kaohsiung Incident: Taiwanese pro-democracy demonstrations are suppressed by the KMT dictatorship, and organizers are arrested.
Who were born on December 10?
- 1751George Shaw, English botanist and zoologist (d. 1813)
- 1891Nelly Sachs, German-born writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1970)
- 1922Lucía Hiriart, First Lady of Chile (1974–1990), wife of Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet
- 1941Tommy Kirk, American actor
- 1953Chris Bury, American journalist
- 1956Roberto Cassinelli, Italian politician and lawyer
- 1959Mark Aguirre, American basketball player
- 1969Rob Blake, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1971Bill Baroni, American government official
- 1981Fábio Rochemback, Brazilian footballer
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