December 10: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History


(December 10, 1768)
On this day in 1768, the first portion of the first edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica was published and promoted for sale in Edinburgh, making it the oldest continuously published and amended work in the English language. photo source:

(December 10, 1996)
President Nelson Mandela of South Africa signed a new constitution, completing the country's protracted transition from white minority rule (apartheid) to democracy. photo source:

(Died on December 10, 2020)
Barbara Windsor, English actress (b. 1937).

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