December 10 in History
1882December 10, 1882:
“Gesang der Parzen”, a piece for mixed choir and orchestra by Johannes Brahms is premiered in Basel.
1884December 10, 1884:
The novel, “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by American author Mark Twain is published in the United Kingdom and Canada.
1898December 10, 1898:
The Treaty of Paris is signed by representatives of the United States and Spain to bring the Spanish-American War to an end.
1901December 10, 1901:
The Nobel Prizes are awarded for the first time.
1909December 10, 1909:
Selma Lagerlöf, a Swedish author, becomes the first woman to be honored with the Nobel Prize for Literature.
1948December 10, 1948:
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.
1962December 10, 1962:
The British epic historical drama film, “Lawrence of Arabia” is released.
1967December 10, 1967:
American soul singer, Otis Redding is killed in a plane crash.
1996December 10, 1996:
Nelson Mandela, the President of South Africa signs a new constitution to bring an end to apartheid in the country.
2007December 10, 2007:
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Argentina’s former first lady, is inaugurated as the country’s first female elected president, taking over from her husband, President Néstor Kirchner.