This day in history

Monday, Dec. 10, is the 345th day of 2012. There are 21 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Actress Susan Dey is 60. Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is 56. TV chef Bobby Flay is 48. Actress Raven-Symone is 27.

In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, for helping mediate an end to the Russo-Japanese War.


In 1931, Jane Addams became the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

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In 1948, the UN General Assembly adopted its Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

In 1950, Ralph J. Bunche was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the first black American to receive the award.

In 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. received his Nobel Peace Prize.

In 1967, singer Otis Redding, 26, and six others were killed in a plane crash in Wisconsin.


Former President Jimmy Carter accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for his Middle East diplomacy.

Former Vice President Al Gore accepted the Nobel Peace Prize with a call for humanity to rise up against a looming climate crisis.