Today in History: 12-10-14

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2014. 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 1520, Martin Luther publicly burned the papal edict demanding that he recant, or face excommunication.

In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, for
helping 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 1948, the U.N. General Assembly adopted its Universal Declaration on Human Rights.
In 1950, Ralph J. Bunche was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the first black American to receive the
In 1972, baseball’s American League adopted the designated hitter rule on an experimental basis for three