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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. -- Dale Carnegie

Other Notable Events for December 10

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On this date in history:

In 1817, Mississippi joined the United States as the 20th state.

In 1869, the Territory of Wyoming granted women the right to vote.

In 1884, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain was published.

In 1898, Spain signed a treaty officially ending the Spanish-American War. It...Read more

Notable Birthdays for December 10

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Those born on this date include:

- Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, founder of the first free school for the deaf, in 1787
- poet Emily Dickinson in 1830
- librarian Melvil Dewey, inventor of the Dewey decimal book classification system, in 1851
- actor Una Merkel in 1903
- TV newscaster Chet Huntley in 1911
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, Dec. 10, the 345th day of 2016 with 21 to follow.

The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Jupiter and Saturn. The evening stars are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Neptune, and Uranus.

Nobel Prize

This Day in History, December 10

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On December 10th, 1901, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone. -- Marilyn Monroe

Other Notable Events for December 9

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On this date in history:

In 1907, the first Christmas Seals to raise money to fight tuberculosis went on sale in the post office in Wilmington, Delaware.

In 1920, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.

In 1936, Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, with the country and the world waiting in ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for December 9

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Those born on this date include:

- English poet John Milton in 1608
- journalist Joel Chandler Harris, author of the Uncle Remus stories, in 1845
- Clarence Birdseye, industrialist/inventor, noted as the father of frozen foods, in 1886
- actor Hermione Gingold in 1897
- circus clown Emmett Kelly in 1898
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, Dec. 9, the 344th day of 2016 with 22 to follow.

The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Jupiter and Saturn. The evening stars are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Neptune, and Uranus.

YMCA

This Day in History, December 9

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On December 9th, 1851, the first YMCA in North America was established in Montreal.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: "The serious problems facing the world ... will only be solved if women have a seat at the table and are listened to as to what is required. These issues will never be solved until women are able to use their full potential on behalf of themselves, their families and their global and local communities. -- Jenny Shipley
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Other Notable Events for December 8

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On this date in history:

In 1886, delegates from 25 unions founded the American Federation of Labor, forerunner of the modern AFL-CIO, in Columbus, Ohio.

In 1941, President Roosevelt asked Congress to declare that a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire as a result of Japan's unprovoked ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for December 8

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Those born on this date include:

- Mary Queen of Scots in 1542
- Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin, in 1765
- General Motors founder William Durant and French movie pioneer Georges Melies, both in 1861
- Finnish composer Jean Sibelius in 1865
- Mexican muralist Diego Rivera in 1886
- humorist and ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, Dec. 8, the 343rd day of 2016 with 23 to follow.

The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Jupiter and Saturn. The evening stars are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Neptune, and Uranus.

Biblioteca Ambrosiana

This Day in History, December 8

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On December 8th, 1609, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, the second public library in Europe, opened.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. -- Albert Einstein

Other Notable Events for December 7

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On this date in history:

In 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

In 1909, Leo Baekeland patented the process for making Bakelite, giving birth to the modern plastics industry.

In 1925, five-time Olympic gold medalist and future movie Tarzan Johnny Weissmuller set a world record ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for December 7

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Those born on this date include:

- Italian sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1598
- Theodor Schwann, German physiologist and co-originator of cell theory, in 1810
- novelist Willa Cather in 1873
- composer Rudolf Friml (Indian Love Call) in 1879
- department store chain founder Richard Sears in 1863
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, Dec. 7, the 342nd day of 2016 with 24 to follow.

The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Jupiter and Saturn. The evening stars are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Neptune, and Uranus.

Royal Opera House

This Day in History, December 7

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On December 7th, 1732, the Royal Opera House opened at Covent Garden, London.

 

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