On this Day in History: December 10

1968 – Japan’s biggest heist, the still-unsolved “300 million yen robbery,” is carried out in Tokyo.
1965 – The Grateful Dead’s first concert performance under this name.
1955 – Mighty Mouse Playhouse premieres on American television.
1953 – KOMO TV channel 4 in Seattle, Washington (ABC) begins broadcasting.
1953 – WSTV, which is now WTOV, channel 9 in Steubenville-Wheeling, Ohio (CBS) starts broadcasting.
1952 – WSLS TV channel 10 in Roanoke, Virginia (NBC) begins broadcasting.
1927 – The phrase “Grand Ole Opry” is used for the first time on-air.
1926 – First radio broadcast in the Sprinfield area was aired on WCBS.
1909 – Selma Lagerlöf, author of Invisible Links (1894; short stories) and The Miracles of Antichrist (1897; novel) becomes the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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