DECEMBER 10 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1684 – Isaac Newton‘s derivation of Kepler’s laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, was read to the Royal Society by Edmund Halley on the 10th December 1684.

1830 – Emily Dickinson the American poet was born on the 10th December 1830 (died 1886).

1901 – The 1st Nobel Prizes was awarded on the 10th December 1901.

1902 – Women were given the right to vote in Tasmania on the 10th December 1902.

1906 – U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize on the 10th December 1906, becoming the 1st American to win a Nobel Prize.

1952 – Susan Dey the American actress was born on the 10th December 1952.

1955 – The Mighty Mouse Playhouse premiered on television on the 10th December 1955.

1957 – Prem Rawat the Indian spiritual leader was born on the 10th December 1957.

1965 – The Grateful Dead‘s 1st concert performance under the new name was on the 10th December 1965.

1968 – Japan‘s biggest heist was on the 10th December 1968. The still-unsolved 300 million yen robbery was carried out in Tokyo.

1974 – Meg White the American drummer from The White Stripes was born on the 10th December 1974.

2013 ~ Analog television was permanently switched off across Australia to digital-only TV on the 10th December 2013. Melbourne was the last city in Australia with an analogue signal on December 10, 2013.

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