History December 10th

Discussion in 'History' started by Icewolf, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. Icewolf

    Icewolf Premium Member


    1845: Civil engineer Robert Thompson patented the first pneumatic tyres.

    1851: Melvin Dewey, who devised the library cataloguing system which bears his name, was born in New York.

    1868: London’s first traffic lights were installed in Westminster, to help MPs get to the House of Commons.

    1868: Whitaker’s Almanac was first published for the first time.

    1869: Wyoming became the first American territory to grant women the vote.

    1895: Britain’s first motoring organisation, The Self Propelled Traffic Association, met for the first time.

    1896: Alfred Bernhard Nobel, Swedish chemist and industrialist who invented dynamite, died. On this day in 1901 the first Nobel Prizes were awarded.

    1898: Cuba became independent of Spain at the end of the Spanish-American War.

    1907: Rudyard Kipling was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, the first time it had been awarded to an English writer.

    1917: The first postmark slogan was stamped on envelopes in Britain – “Buy British War Bonds Now“.

    ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: The Court of Appeal overturned Angela Cannings’s conviction for murdering her two baby sons in 1991 and 1999.
  2. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    1830 Emily Dickinson (poet) is born

    1952 Susan Dey (actress) is born

    1989 Our own DreamLandMafia is born!

  3. Zsandmann

    Zsandmann Premium Member

    December 10 2005 - Famed Black comedian Richard Pryor died.
  4. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    No way he died! Dang I missed that news broadcast...he will be missed.