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This Day in History for December 10 – First Heisman Trophy Awarded and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1898 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the Spanish-American War (More info)

1901 – The first Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace (More info)

1906 – President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first American to win a Nobel, earning a Peace Prize for negotiating an end to the Russo-Japanese War (More info)

1935 – The Downtown Athletic Club Trophy, later renamed the Heisman Trophy, is awarded to halfback Jay Berwanger of the University of Chicago (More info)

1967 – A plane crash in Madison, Wisconsin kills soul singer Otis Redding and members of the Bar-Kays band (More info)

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