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Today in History

December 10

Events:

1684   Isaac Newton's paper on the theory of gravity is read to the Royal Society by Edmund Halley.

1817   Mississippi is admitted as the 20th U.S. state

1864   Major General William T. Sherman's Union Army troops reach Savannah, Georgia.

1868   The first traffic lights are installed outside the Houses of Parliament in London.

1901   The first Nobel Prizes are awarded.

1971   Jim Hart throws a football for a record 98 yards, the longest recorded throw.

Famous Birthdays:

1830   Emily Dickinson (Poet)

1952   Susan Dey (Actress - Partridge Family)

1957   Michael Clarke Duncan (Actor)

1964   Bobby Flay (TV Chef)

1978   Donna Williams (Co-Founder of Neopets)

1985   Raven Symone (Disney Channel Star)

1985   Matt Forte (NFL Football player)

Today in History Archive:

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