Alfred Nobel, Bully, Armand Hammer

On this day: December 10
U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt wins the Nobel Peace Prize (1906)

Edward VIII signs the Instrument of Abdication (1936)

The People's Liberation Army begins its siege of Chengdu, the last Kuomintang-held city in mainland China, forcing President of the Republic of China Chiang Kai-shek and his government to retreat to Taiwan (1949)

President Barack Obama accepts the Nobel Peace Prize at Oslo City Hall in Norway (2009)

b: Rod Blagojevich (1956); d: Alfred Nobel (1896), Armand Hammer (1990), Eugene McCarthy (2005)

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