On this day December 10-16, 2023 (week 50) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.
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On this day December 10-16, 2023 (week 50)

December 10, 2023 - December 16, 2023 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week. This week features the scientist Marie Curie, the first flight of NASA’s Artemis mission, the COP21 climate change summit in Paris, the invention of the ice-cream cone, the first visit by a U.S. president to Palestinian territory, the Chernobyl nuclear reactor and the Boston Tea Party.

December 10, 1903: Marie Curie became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize when she and her husband, Pierre, were awarded the physics prize for their isolation of radium

December 11, 2022: The first flight of NASA’s Artemis mission returned to Earth when the Orion capsule splashed down safely after a 26-day mission to orbit the moon

December 12, 2015: A landmark deal to try to limit the rise in global temperatures to less than 2°C was agreed at the conclusion of the COP21 climate change summit in Paris

December 13, 1903: The ice-cream cone was patented in New York by Italian merchant Italo Marcione, who devised the cone in Italy in 1896 before emigrating to the U.S.

December 14, 1998: Bill Clinton made the first visit by a U.S. president to Palestinian territory, whose leaders voted to renounce their commitment to the destruction of Israel

December 15, 2000: The last reactor at Chernobyl was officially shut down, almost 15 years after an explosion spread a radioactive cloud over Europe in the world’s worst nuclear disaster

December 16, 1773: American colonists protesting against taxes boarded a British ship and dumped over 300 chests of tea overboard in what became known as the Boston Tea Party

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PUBLISHED: 20/11/2023; DESIGN: Phil Bainbridge; PICTURE RESEARCH: Julie Mullins; EVENT SELECTION: Fiona Roberts and Susan Shepherd; PROOFING: Julie Mullins; TECHNICAL CONSTRUCTION: Fiona Roberts;; STORY: Julie Mullins; PICTURES: Getty Images, Newscom
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