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Britannica On This Day December 10 2023 * Encyclopædia Britannica first published, Emily Dickinson is featured, and more *

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Post by Paul Sun 10 Dec 2023, 4:56 am

This Day in History: December 10


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1768




Britannica On This Day December 10 2023 * Encyclopædia Britannica first published, Emily Dickinson is featured, and more * Editions-Encyclopaedia-Britannica
Encyclopædia Britannica first published
The first part of the first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica, the oldest continuously published and revised work in the English language, was published and advertised for sale in Edinburgh on this day in 1768.
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Britannica On This Day December 10 2023 * Encyclopædia Britannica first published, Emily Dickinson is featured, and more * Cristina-Fernandez-de-Kirchner-2010
Argentine politician Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was sworn into office as Argentina's first female elected president; she succeeded her husband, Néstor Kirchner.Test your knowledge of other famous firsts for women
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2006
Britannica On This Day December 10 2023 * Encyclopædia Britannica first published, Emily Dickinson is featured, and more * Pres-Augusto-Pinochet-Chilean-start-military-coup-September-11-1973
Chilean General Augusto Pinochet, whose dictatorial reign (1974–90) in Chile was marked by the murder and torture of political opponents, died while facing charges of human rights abuses.Sort fact from fiction in our quiz about Chile
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2005
Britannica On This Day December 10 2023 * Encyclopædia Britannica first published, Emily Dickinson is featured, and more * American-comedian-Richard-Pryor-c1977
American comedian and actor Richard Pryor, who revolutionized comedy with his frank and controversial style, died at age 65.Watch author Scott Saul discuss his book Becoming Richard Pryor
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1996
Britannica On This Day December 10 2023 * Encyclopædia Britannica first published, Emily Dickinson is featured, and more * Nelson-Mandela
South African President Nelson Mandela signed a new constitution that completed a transition from a long period of white minority rule (apartheid) to full-fledged democracy.How much do you know about African leaders?
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1982
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A treaty codifying the Law of the Sea was signed by 117 countries.

1967
Britannica On This Day December 10 2023 * Encyclopædia Britannica first published, Emily Dickinson is featured, and more * Otis-Redding
American singer-songwriter Otis Redding, who was one of the great soul stylists of the 1960s, died in an airplane crash.Test your knowledge of musicians
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1962
Britannica On This Day December 10 2023 * Encyclopædia Britannica first published, Emily Dickinson is featured, and more * Peter-OToole-Lawrence-of-Arabia-David-Lean
The British historical film Lawrence of Arabia, which was directed by David Lean and starred Peter O'Toole as T.E. Lawrence, had its world premiere; it became one of the most celebrated epics in the history of cinema.Sort fact from fiction in our quiz about film
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1948
Britannica On This Day December 10 2023 * Encyclopædia Britannica first published, Emily Dickinson is featured, and more * Eleanor-Roosevelt-poster-Universal-Declaration-of-Human
The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.Sort fact from fiction in our quiz about world organizations
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1909
Britannica On This Day December 10 2023 * Encyclopædia Britannica first published, Emily Dickinson is featured, and more * Selma-Lagerlof-1909
Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf became the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, cited for “the lofty idealism, vivid imagination and spiritual perception that characterize her writings.”Discover how someone wins a Nobel Prize
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1901
Britannica On This Day December 10 2023 * Encyclopædia Britannica first published, Emily Dickinson is featured, and more * Alfred-Bernhard-Nobel-portrait-Emil-Osterman-Foundation-1915
The first Nobel Prizes were distributed, marking the fifth anniversary of the death of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, who founded and endowed the awards through his will.Read our list of seven Nobel Prize scandals
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1898
Britannica On This Day December 10 2023 * Encyclopædia Britannica first published, Emily Dickinson is featured, and more * Signing-Treaty-of-Paris-1898
Representatives of Spain and the United States signed the Treaty of Paris, concluding the Spanish-American War.Take our history of war quiz
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1884
Britannica On This Day December 10 2023 * Encyclopædia Britannica first published, Emily Dickinson is featured, and more * Cover-edition-Mark-Twain-Adventures-of-Huckleberry-1885
American author Mark Twain's classic novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was first published, appearing in the United Kingdom and Canada; it was released in the United States the following year.Test your knowledge of literary characters
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1851
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American librarian Melvil Dewey, who devised the Dewey Decimal Classification for library cataloging and was largely responsible for the development of library science in the United States, was born.
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1815
Britannica On This Day December 10 2023 * Encyclopædia Britannica first published, Emily Dickinson is featured, and more * Ada-Lovelace
English mathematician Ada Lovelace, who was called the first computer programmer, was born.Test your knowledge of computers and technology
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1508
Britannica On This Day December 10 2023 * Encyclopædia Britannica first published, Emily Dickinson is featured, and more * Louis-XII-Detail-painting-artist-army-city-1507
Pope Julius II, the Holy Roman emperor Maximilian ILouis XII of France, and Ferdinand II of Aragon formed the League of Cambrai.How much do you know about European history?
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1041
Britannica On This Day December 10 2023 * Encyclopædia Britannica first published, Emily Dickinson is featured, and more * Gold-coin-Michael-V-Calaphates-Christ
Michael V Calaphates ascended the throne of the Byzantine Empire following the death of Michael IV.Take our quiz about kings and emperors
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Emily Dickinson
American poet

Britannica On This Day December 10 2023 * Encyclopædia Britannica first published, Emily Dickinson is featured, and more * Emily-Dickinson-1847
BornDecember 10, 1830
AmherstMassachusetts
(Birthday tomorrow)
DiedMay 15, 1886 (aged 55)
AmherstMassachusetts

Amherst College Archives & Special Collections (Public Domain)


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