December 10

This Day in History

1907

Brown Dog Riots

"On this day in 1907, in what would become known as the Brown Dog Riots, a reported 1,000 people marched in defence of the practice of vivisection–surgery on live animals–clashing with police officers … (more...)

1901

First Nobel Prizes

The first Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace. Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, who regretted the damage done by his … (more...)

1815

World’s First Programmer, a Woman, Is Born

"On this day in 1815, Ada Lovelace, who was to become the world’s first computer programmer, was born in London. Born Ada Augusta Byron, Lovelace was the only child of the poet Lord Byron and his … (more...)