Alfred Nobel Born, Bully for Teddy, Armand Hammer Dead

December 10: On This Progressive Day
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 B. Hussein Obama accepts the Nobel Peace Prize at Oslo City Hall in Norway (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama jokes, laughs and takes selfies with world leaders at the state memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa (2013)

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

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