December 10, 1950:  Dr. Ralph Bunche becomes the first African- American man awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, for his efforts in mediating between Israel and nearby Arab states the previous year.

December 11, 1901:  The first transatlantic radio signal is transmitted by Guglielmo Marconi from Cornwall, England, to St. John’s, Newfoundland.

December 14, 1962:  The Mariner II space probe sends back information from the planet Venus, the first information ever received from another planet.


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