December 10, 1824
George MacDonald, Scottish novelist poet creator of children's fairy stories born.
George Macdonald (December 10, 1824-September 18, 1905) was born on December 10, 1824 at Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He was a Scottish author and poet. Ordained a Congregational minister, he eventually abandoned his vocation to become a writer and
What else happened today on December 10
- December 10, 1479
- Garret More Fitzgerald of Kildare, the 'Great Earl', holds a parliament in Dublin from 10 December; it will run, with adjournments, into 1481
- December 10, 1616
- Ordinance published by the Scottish Privy Council for the establishment of parish schools in Scotland. The same document commended the abolition of Gaelic.
- December 10, 1690
- Sir John Dillon, MP for Co. Meath, fights a duel with the Earl of Anglesey
- December 10, 1868
- Artist, architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh born.
- December 10, 1920
- Martial law is imposed in Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary
- December 10, 1936
- King Edward VIII abdicated and King George VI acceded to the throne.
- December 10, 1939
- Birth in Waterford of Brendan Bowyer, "Ireland's answer to Elvis" and the lead singer with the Royal Showband