December 10

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on December 10, include:

  • Dewey Decimal System Day
  • Festival for the Souls of Dead Whales 
  • Human Rights Day
  • International Animal Rights Day 
  • Jane Addams Day 
  • National Day of Animal Rights 
  • National Lager Day 
  • Nobel Prize Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include December 10, are:

  • Advent - December 1 - 24, 2024
  • Clerc-Gallaudet Week - December 3-10
  • Computer Science Education Week - December 8-14, 2024 (Always the week of December 9, Birthday of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper)
  • Human Rights Week - December 10-17
  • Lager Beer Week - December 8-14, 2024 (Second Week of December)
  • National Groundwater Awareness Week - December 10-12, 2024
  • Tie One On For Safety Campaign - Runs November 28, 2024 through January 1, 2025 (Thanksgiving to New Year's Day)

2024 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.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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.

Astrological Sign

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:

  • Tanzanite
  • Zircon
  • Turquoise

Famous Birthdays

  • 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)

Famous Deaths

  • 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

Christmas - It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day 
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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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