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Historical Events In December - 10

Monday, 23 May 2022

1787  Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, Phila, pioneer of educating the deaf on December - 10.  

1794  James Wolfe Ripley, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1870 on this day in history.  

1799  Metric system established in France on this day in history.  

1805  John E Feisser, theologist/founder 1st Dutch baptist church on this day in history.  

1805  Friedrich Franz Hurka, composer, dies at 43 on December - 10.  

1810  On this day in history tom Cribb (GB) beats Tom Molineaus (US-Negro) in first interracial boxing championship (40 rounds)  

1810  Tom Cribb (GB) beats Tom Molineaus (US-Negro) in 1st interracial boxing championship (40 rounds) on December - 10.  

1813  On December - 10 errico Petrella, composer  

1816  Dutch regain Sumatra on this day in history.  

1817  Mississippi admitted as 20th state on this day in history.  

1820  On this day in history david Allen Russell, Army Bvt Major General (Union), died in 1864  

1821  On December - 10 nekrassow, writer  

1822  On December - 10 thomas Casimer Devin, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1878  

1823  On December - 10 wilhelm Kuhe, composer  

1824  On this day in history george MacDonald, Scotland, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie)  

1826  Benedikt Emanuel Schack, composer, dies at 68 on December - 10.  

1830  On December - 10 the birth of Emily Dickinson, American poet  

1830  Emily Dickinson, Amherst Mass, poet (Collected Poems) on this day in history.  

1830  Simon Bolivar, South American freedom fighter/"dictator", dies on this day in history.  

1831  "Spirit of the Times" begins publishing (weekly horse racing sheet) on December - 10.  

1831  On this day in history alexander Conze, German archaeologist  

1833  Dieudonne-Pascal Pieltain, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1836  Emory College (now Emory University) is chartered in Oxford, Georgia on this day in history.  

1851  On this day in history the birth of Melvil Dewey, Devised the library classification system  

1851  On this day in history melvil[le Louis K] Dewey, created Dewey Decimal System for libraries  

1864  On this day in history sherman reaches Savannah and 12 day siege begins  

1864  On December - 10 general Shermans armies reach Savannah & 12 day siege begins  

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 on December - 10.  

1868  Louis Victor Saar, composer on December - 10.  

1869  Women suffrage (right to vote) granted in Wyoming Territory (US 1st) on this day in history.  

1870  Adolf Loos, Austria architect (building of houses) on this day in history.  

1872  On December - 10 johann Babtist Thaller, composer  

1875  On December - 10 otogaki Rengetsu, zen nun/benefactress of Tessai, dies at about 84  

1877  On this day in history federico Ricci, composer, dies at 68  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 10

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1394  King James I of Scotland (d. 1437) was born on this day in history.  

1452  On this day in history birth of johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1531)  

1538  On December - 10 birth of giovanni Battista Guarini, Italian writer (Faithfull Shepherd)  

1588  On this day in history birth of isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and philosopher (d. 1637)  

1679  Willem Maurits, Dutch count of Nassau/gov of Zeeuws-Flanders was born on December - 10.  

1691  On this day in history birth of cornelis Pronk, Dutch portrait painter/cartoonist  

1741  On this day in history birth of agatha "Aagje" Deken, Dutch writer (For the Elderly & Children)  

1750  Tipu Sultan, ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore (d. 1799) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In December - 10

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0949  On this day in history death of herman I, Duke of Swabia  

0969  On this day in history death of nicephorus II Phocas, Byzantine co-Emperor (963-69), murdered  

1041  On December - 10 michael IV, Paphlagonicus, emperor of Byzantine, dies  

1198  On December - 10 death of averroes, Arab physician and philosopher (b. 1126)  

1490  Antoine Haneron, Bourgundy diplomat, dies at about 90 on this day in history.  

1508  Death of René II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1451) on this day in history.  

1524  On December - 10 death of henry van Zutphen, Dutch Augustine/Luthern minister, burned to death  

1572  Death of Cornelis Musius, Dutch humanist/poet, murdered at 72 on this day in history.  

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