Today in Celtic History
December 10, 1824

George MacDonald.

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