spotlight Today in history: Dec. 10 Dec 10, 2019 Dec 10, 2019 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. 1964: Nobel Peace Prize In 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. received his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, saying he accepted it "with an abiding faith in America and an audacious faith in the future of mankind." ASSOCIATED PRESS 1967: Otis Redding In 1967, singer Otis Redding, 26, and six others were killed when their plane crashed into Wisconsin's Lake Monona; trumpeter Ben Cauley, a member of the group the Bar-Kays, was the only survivor. STR 1987: Jascha Heifetz In 1987, violinist Jascha Heifetz died in Los Angeles at age 86. STF 1987: Reagan & Gorbachev In 1987, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev concluded three days of summit talks in Washington. Boris Yurchenko 1994: Nobel Peace Prize On Dec. 10, 1994, Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin received the Nobel Peace Prize, pledging to pursue their mission of healing the anguished Middle East. STF 1995: Marines Sarajevo In 1995, the first group of U-S Marines arrived in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo to join NATO soldiers sent to enforce peace in former Yugoslavia. DAMIAN DOBARGANES 2007: Michael Vick In 2007, suspended NFL star Michael Vick was sentenced by a federal judge in Richmond, Virginia, to 23 months in prison for bankrolling a dogfighting operation and killing dogs that underperformed (Vick served 19 months at Leavenworth). Dayna Verkouteren 2007: Nobel Peace Prize In 2007, former Vice President Al Gore accepted the Nobel Peace Prize with a call for humanity to rise up against a looming climate crisis and stop waging war on the environment. John McConnico 2009: Avatar World Premiere Ten years ago: James Cameron's 3-D film epic "Avatar" had its world premiere in London. AKIRA SUEMORI 2009: Nobel Peace Prize Ten years ago: President Barack Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize with a humble acknowledgment of his scant accomplishments and a robust defense of the U.S. at war. John McConnico 2013: General Motors In 2013, General Motors named product chief Mary Barra its new CEO, making her the first woman to run a U.S. car company. Carlos Osorio 2013: Nelson Mandela memorial In 2013, South Africa held a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, during which U.S. President Barack Obama energized tens of thousands of spectators and nearly 100 visiting heads of state with a plea for the world to emulate "the last great liberator of the 20th century." (The ceremony was marred by the presence of a sign-language interpreter who deaf advocates said was an impostor waving his arms around meaninglessly.) Evan Vucci 2014: CIA Senate Intelligence Committee Five years ago: Current and former CIA officials pushed back against the Senate Intelligence Committee's report released the day before which concluded that the United States had brutalized scores of terror suspects during interrogations, calling the report a political stunt by Senate Democrats which tarnished a program that saved American lives. Pablo Martinez Monsivais 2014: NFL owners Five years ago: NFL owners moved quickly and unanimously to change the league's personal conduct policy, announcing it would hire a special counsel to oversee initial discipline. Brandon Wade 2018: Brexit One year ago: Facing almost certain defeat, British Prime Minister Theresa May postponed a vote in Parliament on her Brexit deal, saying she would go back to EU leaders to seek changes to the divorce agreement. SUB 2018: France Protests One year ago: In a televised address, French President Emmanuel Macron broke his silence on the increasingly violent protests in Paris and elsewhere, pleading for a return to calm and offering tax relief for struggling workers and pensioners. 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