2023 Monthly Holidays that include December 10, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our December Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of December.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a moveable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
The Astrological Sign for December 10 is Sagittarius.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for December are:
Holly/Narcissus - Sweetness, Self-Esteem, Vanity, The Sweetness of whoever receives it
The Birthstone(s) for December is:
1787 - Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, American educator who founded the American School for the Deaf (d. 1851)
1830 - Emily Dickinson, American poet (d. 1886)
1851 Melvil Dewey, American librarian who created the Library Classification System known as the Dewey Decimal System (d. 1931)
1952 - Susan Dey, American actress (Partridge Family, LA Law)
1961 - Nia Peeples, American singer and actress (Fame, Pretty Little Liars)
1896 - Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist and engineer who invented Dynamite and founded the Nobel Prize (b. 1833)
1920 - Horace Elgin Dodge, America and businessman who co-founded Dodge (b. 1868)
1967 - Otis Redding, American singer-songwriter and produce who was nicknamed the King of Soul and best known for his song (Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay
2021 - Michael Nesmith, American musician, songwriter, actor, producer and novelist (Member of The Monkees) (b. 1942)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1947 - Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald marries bass player Ray Brown
1961 - Sex Therapist and author, Dr. Ruth marries Fred Westheimer
1997 - American motorcycle stunt performer Evelo Knievel divorces Linda Joan Bork after 38 years of marriage
2005 - Country music singer Garth Brooks marries Country music singer Trish Yearwood after 5 years of dating
Quote of the Day
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Info. to Come!
This Day in History
1665 - The Royal Netherlands Marine Corps is founded by Michiel de Ruyter
1768 - The first edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica is published
1817 - Mississippi becomes the 20th U.S. State
1898 - During the Spanish-American War, the Treaty of Paris is signed ending the conflict. The United States agrees to pay Spain $20 million for the Philippines and Spain cedes administration of Cub to the United States
1901 - The first Nobel Prize ceremony is held in Stockholm five years after the death of Alred Nobel
1902 - Egypt opens the reservoir of the Aswan Dam
1906 - The first American to win a Nobel Prize is a Nobel Peace Prize awarded to U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt for his work mediating the Russo-Japanese War
1932 - Thailand becomes a constitutional monarchy
1948 - The United Nations signs The Human Rights Convention
1953 - The Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
1963 - Zanzibar gains independence from the United Kingdom as a constitutional monarchy
1968 - The still unsolved 300-million-yen robbery occurs in Tokyo, Japan
1984 - The United Nations General Assembly recognizes the Convention against Torture
1996 - The new Constitution of South Africa is promulgated by Nelson Mandela
2021 - A violent tornado outbreak hits the Central, Midwestern, and Southern regions of the United States resulting in the death of eighty-nine people and injuring hundreds more
This Day in Music
1979 - Ladies Night by Kool and the Gang is certified Gold (video below)
2005 - Hypnotize by System of a Down goes to #1 on the album charts in the U.S.
2007 - Led Zeppelin plays a reunion show at the O2 Arena in London
2010 - Michael, the first posthumous album from Michael Jackson is released
2015 - Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors TV Movie airs on NBC
This Day in Sports
1922 - Pete Henry of the Canton Bulldogs in Canton, Ohio makes the longest known NFL drop-kicked field goal of 45 yards
1968 - Joes Frazier wins the heavyweight boxing title in 15 rounds against Oscar Bonavena
1973 - The first time since1885, that the United States has 2 top male tennis players - Stan Smith and Jimmy Connors
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
Canary in a Coal Mine (noun)
1. (idiomatic) Something whose sensitivity to adverse conditions makes it a useful early indicator of such conditions; something which warns of the coming of greater danger or trouble by a deterioration in its health or welfare.
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