10 December 1950
On this date in 1950…
William Faulkner, the greatest writer produced by the United States in the 20th century, accepted the Nobel Prize for Literature in Stockholm, Sweden.
- 1817 – Mississippi became the 20th U.S. state.
- 1836: Approximately 1600 Creeks walking the Trail of Tears arrived at Fort Gibson, in eastern Indian Territory.
- 1861 – The Confederate Congress admitted Kentucky to the Confederacy as the 13th state.
- 1869 – The first American chapter of Kappa Sigma was founded at the University of Virginia.
- 1948 – The U.N. General Assembly adopted its Universal Declaration on Human Rights.
- 1949 – Fats Domino recorded several tracks for Imperial Records, including “The Fat Man,” regarded by some as the first rock and roll record.
- 1980 – South Carolina Representative John W. Jenretter resigned to avoid being expelled from the U.S. House of Representatives following his conviction on charges to the FBI’s Abscam investigation.
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