Today in History: Dec. 10

File - Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, is seen in this undated file photo. President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Friday Oct. 9, 2009. The stunning choice made Obama the third sitting U.S. president to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Theodore Roosevelt won the award in 1906 and Woodrow Wilson won in 1919.   (AP Photo, File)
In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for helping to mediate an end to the Russo-Japanese War. Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, is seen in this undated file photo. (AP Photo, File) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Anonymous)
Jane Addams is shown at her desk in Hull House in Chicago, Ill., Dec. 9, 1931.  (AP Photo)
In 1931, Jane Addams became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize; the co-recipient was Nicholas Murray Butler. Addams is shown at her desk in Hull House in Chicago, Ill., Dec. 9, 1931. (AP Photo) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., delivers his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in the auditorium of Oslo University in Norway on Dec. 10, 1964.  King, the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace prize, is recognized for his leadership in the American civil rights movement and for advocating non violence.  (AP Photo)
In 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. received his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, saying he accepted it “with an abiding faith in America and an audacious faith in the future of mankind.” (AP Photo) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Recording star Otis Redding of Macon, Ga., shown Dec. 10, 1967. (AP Photo)
In 1967, singer Otis Redding, 26, and six others were killed when their plane crashed into Wisconsin’s Lake Monona. (AP Photo) (AP)
PLO leader Yasser Arafat, left, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, centre, and Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres pose with their medals and diplomas, after receiving the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo's City Hall, Dec. 10, 1994. The three men received the prize for their efforts towards peace in the Middle East. (AP Photo)
In 1994, Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin received the Nobel Peace Prize, pledging to pursue their mission of healing the anguished Middle East. (AP Photo) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
FILE - In this May 8, 1996 file photo, South African President Nelson Mandela, center, applauds along with his two deputy presidents, Thabo Mbeki, left, and F.W. de Klerk, after a new constitution was approved by the Constitutional Assembly in Cape Town, South Africa.   South Africa's president Jacob Zuma says, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, that Mandela has died. He was 95.  (AP Photo/Argus, Leon Muller, File)
In 1996, South African President Nelson Mandela signed the country’s new constitution into law during a ceremony in Sharpeville. In this May 8, 1996 file photo, South African President Nelson Mandela, center, applauds along with his two deputy presidents, Thabo Mbeki, left, and F.W. de Klerk, after a new constitution was approved by the Constitutional Assembly in Cape Town, South Africa. South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma says, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, that Mandela has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Argus, Leon Muller, File) (AP/Leon Muller)
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich greets supporters as he arrives home in Chicago, Monday, June 27, 2011, after a jury convicted him of 17 of the 20 charges against him, including all 11 charges related to his attempt to sell or trade President Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
Ten years ago: Defying calls for his resignation, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (blah-GOY’-uh-vich) showed up for work on his 52nd birthday despite charges he’d schemed to enrich himself by offering to sell President-elect Barack Obama’s Senate seat. In this photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich greets supporters as he arrives home in Chicago, Monday, June 27, 2011, after a jury convicted him of 17 of the 20 charges against him, including all 11 charges related to his attempt to sell or trade President Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
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File - Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, is seen in this undated file photo. President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Friday Oct. 9, 2009. The stunning choice made Obama the third sitting U.S. president to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Theodore Roosevelt won the award in 1906 and Woodrow Wilson won in 1919.   (AP Photo, File)
Jane Addams is shown at her desk in Hull House in Chicago, Ill., Dec. 9, 1931.  (AP Photo)
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., delivers his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in the auditorium of Oslo University in Norway on Dec. 10, 1964.  King, the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace prize, is recognized for his leadership in the American civil rights movement and for advocating non violence.  (AP Photo)
Recording star Otis Redding of Macon, Ga., shown Dec. 10, 1967. (AP Photo)
PLO leader Yasser Arafat, left, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, centre, and Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres pose with their medals and diplomas, after receiving the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo's City Hall, Dec. 10, 1994. The three men received the prize for their efforts towards peace in the Middle East. (AP Photo)
FILE - In this May 8, 1996 file photo, South African President Nelson Mandela, center, applauds along with his two deputy presidents, Thabo Mbeki, left, and F.W. de Klerk, after a new constitution was approved by the Constitutional Assembly in Cape Town, South Africa.   South Africa's president Jacob Zuma says, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, that Mandela has died. He was 95.  (AP Photo/Argus, Leon Muller, File)
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich greets supporters as he arrives home in Chicago, Monday, June 27, 2011, after a jury convicted him of 17 of the 20 charges against him, including all 11 charges related to his attempt to sell or trade President Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Today is Monday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2018. There are 21 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Dec. 10, 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. received his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, saying he accepted it “with an abiding faith in America and an audacious faith in the future of mankind.”

On this date:

In 1817, Mississippi was admitted as the 20th state of the Union.

In 1869, women were granted the right to vote in the Wyoming Territory.

In 1898, a treaty was signed in Paris officially ending the Spanish-American War.

In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for helping to mediate an end to the Russo-Japanese War.

In 1931, Jane Addams became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize; the co-recipient was Nicholas Murray Butler.

In 1967, singer Otis Redding, 26, and six others were killed when their plane crashed into Wisconsin’s Lake Monona; one passenger, Ben Cauley, survived.

In 1987, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev concluded three days of summit talks in Washington. Violinist Jascha Heifetz died in Los Angeles at age 86.

In 1994, Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin received the Nobel Peace Prize, pledging to pursue their mission of healing the anguished Middle East.

In 1995, the first group of U-S Marines arrived in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo to join NATO soldiers sent to enforce peace in former Yugoslavia.

In 1996, South African President Nelson Mandela signed the country’s new constitution into law during a ceremony in Sharpeville.

In 2005, former Senator Eugene McCarthy died in Washington, D.C., at age 89; actor-comedian Richard Pryor died in Encino, California, at age 65.

In 2007, suspended NFL star Michael Vick was sentenced by a federal judge in Richmond, Virginia, to 23 months in prison for bankrolling a dogfighting operation and killing dogs that underperformed (Vick served 19 months at Leavenworth). Former Vice President Al Gore accepted the Nobel Peace Prize with a call for humanity to rise up against a looming climate crisis and stop waging war on the environment.

Ten years ago: Defying calls for his resignation, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (blah-GOY’-uh-vich) showed up for work on his 52nd birthday despite charges he’d schemed to enrich himself by offering to sell President-elect Barack Obama’s Senate seat. The House approved a plan, 237-170, to speed $14 billion in loans to Detroit’s automakers. U.S. Special Forces killed six Afghan police in a case of mistaken identity by both sides after the police fired on the Americans during an operation against an insurgent commander.

Five years ago: South Africa held a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, during which U.S. President Barack Obama energized tens of thousands of spectators and nearly 100 visiting heads of state with a plea for the world to emulate “the last great liberator of the 20th century.” (The ceremony was marred by the presence of a sign-language interpreter who deaf advocates said was an impostor waving his arms around meaninglessly.) General Motors named product chief Mary Barra its new CEO, making her the first woman to run a U.S. car company.

One year ago: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz suffered a torn ACL during the team’s win over the Rams; backup Nick Foles rallied the Eagles to a victory that secured the NFC East title. (Foles and the Eagles would go on to win the Super Bowl.) Wearing a face mask, actor Rob Lowe live-streamed the evacuation of his family from one of the homes threatened by a massive Southern California wildfire.

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