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AN IRON CHEF IS BORN

On December 10, 1964: Celebrity chef and restauranteur Bobby Flay was born in Manhattan. Host of numerous television series such as Throwdown! with Bobby Flay and Iron Chef, Flay has also opened numerous successful restaurants across the country such as Mesa Grill in Las Vegas and Bar Americain in New York City.

 

TEDDY ROOSEVELT HONORED

On December 10, 1906: President Theodore Roosevelt, native of New York City, became the first American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, which he received for his mediation in the Russo-Japanese War. He is noted for, among many commendable achievements, his work of trust busting and conservationism.

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(NOT SO) WISE MEN

On December 10, 1905: O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi, originally titled Gifts of the Magi, was first published in the New York Sunday World. It has been alleged that O. Henry wrote the story in a just a few hours in a booth at Pete’s Tavern at 18th Street and Irving Place.