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Sunday 10 December 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Alfred Nobel Day or Nobeldagen (Sweden)
  • Constitution Day (Thailand)

Events

  • 2007 – Announcing the formation of Allegiance Council, which was founded by King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud in the October 20, 2006, he was chosen Prince Mishaal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, as its chairman.
  • 2006 – Lebanese opposition Popular organize a sit-in against the government is the largest in the history of Lebanon, downtown Beirut, where official agencies estimated the number of demonstrators at more than a million people.
  • 1996 – The new Constitution of South Africa is promulgated by Nelson Mandela.
  • 1989 – Mongolian Revolution: At the country's first open pro-democracy public demonstration, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj announces the establishment of the Mongolian Democratic Union.
  • 1984 – United Nations General Assembly recognizes the Convention against Torture.
  • 1978 – Arab–Israeli conflict: Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin and President of Egypt Anwar Sadat are jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • 1955 – Mighty Mouse Playhouse premieres on American television.
  • 1953 – British Prime Minister Winston Churchill received the Nobel Prize in literature.
  • 1948 – The Human Rights Convention is signed by the United Nations.
  • 1909 – Selma Lagerlöf becomes the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature
  • 1906 – U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt wins the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the mediation of the Russo-Japanese War, becoming the first American to win a Nobel Prize.
  • 1904 – Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity is founded at the College of Charleston.
  • 1901 – The first Nobel Prizes are awarded.
  • 1899 – Delta Sigma Phi fraternity is founded at the City College of New York.
  • 1898 – Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict.
  • 1869 – The Kappa Sigma Fraternity is founded at the University of Virginia.
  • 1868 – The 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.
  • 1864 – American 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.
  • 1861 – American 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.
  • 1665 – The Royal Netherlands Marine Corps is founded by Michiel de Ruyter

Births

  • 1991 – Dion Waiters, American basketball player
  • 1991 – Eric Reid, American football player
  • 1990 – Terrell Sinkfield, American football player
  • 1986 – Kahlil Bell, American football player
  • 1985 – Matt Forte, American football player
  • 1985 – Raven-Symoné, American actress, singer, and dancer
  • 1985 – T. J. Hensick, American ice hockey player
  • 1982 – D. S. Bradford, American singer-songwriter, performer, vocalist, guitarist, and composer
  • 1980 – Sarah Chang, American violinist
  • 1979 – Matt Bentley, American wrestler
  • 1978 – Summer Phoenix, American actress
  • 1975 – Steve Bradley, American wrestler (d. 2008)
  • 1974 – Meg White, American drummer
  • 1972 – Donavon Frankenreiter, American surfer, singer-songwriter, and guitarist
  • 1970 – Bryant Stith, American basketball player and coach
  • 1970 – Kevin Sharp, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
  • 1965 – Greg Giraldo, American lawyer, comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1965 – J Mascis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1964 – Bobby Flay, American chef and author
  • 1963 – Robin White, American tennis player
  • 1961 – Nia Peeples, American singer and actress
  • 1959 – Mark Aguirre, American basketball player and coach
  • 1959 – Udi Aloni, American-Israeli director and author
  • 1958 – Cornelia Funke, German-American author
  • 1957 – Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor (d. 2012)
  • 1957 – Prem Rawat, Indian-American guru and educator
  • 1956 – Jacquelyn Mitchard, American journalist and author
  • 1956 – Rod Blagojevich, American lawyer and politician, 40th Governor of Illinois
  • 1954 – Price Cobb, American race car driver and manager
  • 1953 – Chris Bury, American journalist and academic
  • 1952 – Susan Dey, American actress
  • 1951 – Johnny Rodriguez, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1950 – John Boozman, American football player, lawyer, and politician, senior senator of Arkansas
  • 1949 – David Perdue, American politician, junior senator of Georgia
  • 1948 – Jessica Cleaves, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
  • 1947 – Douglas Kenney, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1980)
  • 1944 – Steve Renko, American baseball player
  • 1941 – Tommy Rettig, American child actor (d. 1996)
  • 1939 – Dick Bavetta, American basketball player and referee
  • 1936 – Howard Smith, American journalist, director, and producer (d. 2014)
  • 1934 – Howard Martin Temin, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)
  • 1933 – Philip R. Craig, American author (d. 2007)
  • 1930 – Wayne D. Anderson, American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)
  • 1928 – Barbara Nichols, American actress (d. 1976)
  • 1927 – Bob Farrell, American businessman, founded Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour (d. 2015)
  • 1926 – Guitar Slim, American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1959)
  • 1925 – Carolyn Kizer, American poet and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1924 – Ken Albers, American singer and musician (d. 2007)
  • 1923 – Clorindo Testa, Italian-Argentinian architect, designed the National Library of the Argentine Republic and Marriott Plaza Hotel (d. 2013)
  • 1923 – Harold Gould, American actor (d. 2010)
  • 1922 – Agnes Nixon, American television writer and director (d. 2016)
  • 1920 – Reginald Rose, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2002)
  • 1919 – Alexander Courage, American composer and conductor (d. 2008)
  • 1918 – Anne Gwynne, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1916 – Walt Arfons, American race car driver (d. 2013)
  • 1914 – Dorothy Lamour, American actress and singer (d. 1996)
  • 1913 – Morton Gould, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1996)
  • 1913 – Pannonica de Koenigswarter, English-American composer (d. 1988)
  • 1913 – Ray Nance, American trumpeter, violinist, and singer (d. 1976)
  • 1912 – Philip Hart, American lawyer and politician, 49th Lieutenant Governor of Michigan (d. 1976)
  • 1911 – Chet Huntley, American journalist (d. 1974)
  • 1909 – Hermes Pan, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1990)
  • 1906 – Harold Adamson, American lyricist (d. 1980)
  • 1903 – Una Merkel, American actress (d. 1986)
  • 1891 – Arlie Mucks, American discus thrower and shot putter (d. 1967)
  • 1891 – Nelly Sachs, German-Swedish poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)
  • 1889 – Ray Collins, American actor (d. 1965)
  • 1886 – Victor McLaglen, English-American actor (d. 1959)
  • 1870 – Adolf Loos, Austrian architect and theoretician, designed Villa Müller (d. 1933)
  • 1851 – Melvil Dewey, American librarian, created the Dewey Decimal System (d. 1931)
  • 1830 – Emily Dickinson, American poet (d. 1886)
  • 1805 – William Lloyd Garrison, American journalist and activist, founded The Liberator (d. 1879)
  • 1787 – Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, American educator, founded the American School for the Deaf (d. 1851)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Dolph Schayes, American basketball player and coach (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – Ron Bouchard, American race car driver and businessman (b. 1948)
  • 2014 – Judy Baar Topinka, American journalist and politician (b. 1944)
  • 2014 – Robert B. Oakley, American diplomat, 19th United States Ambassador to Pakistan (b. 1931)
  • 2013 – Don Lund, American baseball player and coach (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Jim Hall, American guitarist and composer (b. 1930)
  • 2010 – J. Michael Hagopian, Armenian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1913)
  • 2010 – John Fenn, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)
  • 2010 – MacKenzie Miller, American horse trainer and breeder (b. 1921)
  • 2007 – Vitali Hakko, Turkish businessman, founded Vakko (b. 1913)
  • 2006 – Augusto Pinochet, Chilean general and politician, 30th President of Chile (b. 1915)
  • 2006 – Olivia Coolidge, English-American author and educator (b. 1908)
  • 2005 – Eugene McCarthy, American poet, academic, and politician (b. 1916)
  • 2005 – Mary Jackson, American actress (b. 1910)
  • 2005 – Richard Pryor, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2004 – Gary Webb, American journalist and author (b. 1955)
  • 2000 – Marie Windsor, American actress (b. 1919)
  • 1999 – Woodrow Borah, American historian of Spanish America (b. 1912)
  • 1996 – Faron Young, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1932)
  • 1995 – Darren Robinson, American rapper (b. 1967)
  • 1994 – Alex Wilson, Canadian-American sprinter (b. 1905)
  • 1993 – Alice Tully, American soprano (b. 1902)
  • 1991 – Greta Kempton, Austrian-American painter and academic (b. 1901)
  • 1990 – Armand Hammer, American businessman, founded Occidental Petroleum (b. 1898)
  • 1988 – Richard S. Castellano, American actor (b. 1933)
  • 1987 – Jascha Heifetz, Lithuanian-American violinist and educator (b. 1901)
  • 1982 – Freeman Gosden, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1899)
  • 1979 – Ann Dvorak, American actress (b. 1911)
  • 1978 – Ed Wood, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924)
  • 1977 – Adolph Rupp, American basketball player and coach (b. 1901)
  • 1973 – Wolf V. Vishniac, German-American microbiologist and academic (b. 1922)
  • 1972 – Mark Van Doren, American poet, critic, and academic (b. 1894)
  • 1968 – Thomas Merton, American monk and author (b. 1915)
  • 1967 – Otis Redding, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1941)
  • 1958 – Adolfo Camarillo, American horse breeder, rancher, and philanthropist (b. 1864)
  • 1946 – Damon Runyon, American newspaperman and short story writer (b. 1884)
  • 1946 – Walter Johnson, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (b. 1887)
  • 1941 – Colin Kelly, American captain and pilot (b. 1915)
  • 1939 – John Grieb, American gymnast and triathlete (b. 1879)
  • 1936 – Luigi Pirandello, Italian dramatist, novelist, and poet Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1867)
  • 1920 – Horace Elgin Dodge, American businessman, co-founded Dodge (b. 1868)
  • 1909 – Red Cloud, American tribal chief (b. 1822)
  • 1896 – Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist and engineer, invented Dynamite and founded the Nobel Prize (b. 1833)
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