11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 10th December

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1768 - The Royal Academy of Arts is founded

2. 1817 - Mississippi becomes the 20th state in the United States

3. 1901 - The first Nobel prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace

4. 1939 - The National Football League's attendance exceeds 1 million in a season for the first time

5. 1953 - Hugh Hefner publishes the first Playboy magazine with an investment of $7,600

6. 1964 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., receives the Nobel Peace Prize

7. 1967 - Otis Redding, 26, is killed when his tour plane crashes into a Wisconsin lake

8. 1984 - South African Bishop Desmond Tutu receives the Nobel Peace Prize

9. 2003 - Bobby Brown is charged with battery three days after he allegedly hit his wife Whitney Houston

10. 2007 - Cristina Fernandez is sworn in as Argentina's first elected female President

11. 2010 - Bob Dylan's handwritten lyrics for his song The Times They Are a-Changin are sold at auction for $422,500

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeopleshistory

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