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10 December

1541 – England – Thomas Culpeper & Francis Dereham executed. http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/rip-francis-dereham-thomas-culpeper/

1510 – India – Portuguese Conquest of Goa (Ottoman-Portuguese Conflicts). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_conquest_of_Goa


1665 – Netherlands – Royal Marine Corp founded. https://youtu.be/pUwiaDLF04g https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands_Marine_Corps


1799 – France – Adopted the metre as official unit of length. http://youtu.be/Z5AJg1To9qk https://youtu.be/SYn5UJ76h1Y  http://www.french-metrology.com/en/history/metre-adventure.asp

1817 – USA – Mississippi became 20th State. http://www.50states.com/mississi.htm#.VmkpWtInzcs

1834 – UK – Sir Robert Peel became Prime Minister (Conservative). https://www.gov.uk/government/history/past-prime-ministers/robert-peel-2nd-baronet

1868 – UK – First traffic lights installed outside Palace of Westminster, London. http://www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,5753,-1460,00.html

1898 – France – Treaty of Paris Signed (Spanish-American War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Paris_(1898)


1911 – USA– Calbraith Perry Rodgers completed the first transcontinental flight across US. http://youtu.be/s3eWLve_YJw http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calbraith_Perry_Rodgers

1934 – Cuba – Cubana de Aviación plane crashed near Palma Soriano, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19341210-0

1935 – UK – Sebena plane crashed near Tatsfield, Surry, 11 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19351210-0


1936 – UK – Edward VIII signed the Instrument of Abdication. https://youtu.be/UouwlU4YE-w http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Edw8and1Geo6/1/3/introduction

1941 – South China Sea – HMS Prince of Wales & HMS Repulse sunk (WWII). http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chrono-01BB-HMS_Prince_of_Wales.htm http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chrono-02BC-Repulse.htm

1943 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Leverkusen (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1944 – China – USAAF plane missing near Dali, 4 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441210-1

1944 – UK – RAF plane crashed at Leith Hill, Surrey, 3 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441210-2

1944 – Papua New Guinea – USAAF plane crashed near Nadzab, 5 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441210-3

1945 – Netherlands – Joined the United Nations. http://www.un.org/en/members/

1946 – USA – US Marine Corps plane crashed at Mount Rainer, WA, 32 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19461210-1

1947 – Canada – USAF plane crashed near Goose Bay Airport, NF, 23 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19471210-0

1949 – China – Civil Air Transport plane crashed at Haikou, 17 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19491210-0

1967 – India – Earthquake measuring 6.3Mw, epicentre in Koynanagar, 177 killed. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/world/events/1967_12_10.php

1968 – Japan – The 300 million yen robbery in Tokyo. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/300_million_yen_robbery

2012 – Indonesia – Earthquake measuring 7.1Mw, epicentre in Banda Sea. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2012/usc000e7j6/

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1776 – Archbishop Robert Hay died at Bishopthorpe. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Hay_Drummond