It Happen Today – December 10th

By | Dec 10, 2012

Today would have been actor Michael Clarke Duncan’s 55th birthday.

In 1541 Thomas Culpeper and Francis Dereham of England were beheaded. Their crimes? Both were accused of having affairs with Catherine Howard, who at the time was the 5th wife of Henry the VIII. Catherine would lose her head on February 13, 1542.

In 1817 Mississippi became the 20th United State.

In 1935 the Downtown Athletic Club trophy was first awarded. It was given to the University of Chicago’s halfback Jay Berwanger. In 1936 following the death of the Club’s athletic director, John Heisman, it was renamed the Heisman Trophy.

In 1976 Wings, the rock group lead by Paul McCartney, released the triple album “Wings Over America”, a live album of their 1976 tour.

Wikipedia’s Oldest living person born on this day: Lucía Hiriart, First Lady of Chile, born in 1922


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