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A thought for the day

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 ...

Other Notable Events for December 8

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, the United States, Britain and Australia declared war on Japan...

Notable Birthdays for December 8

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 ...

Astronomy

Today is Monday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2014 with 23 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn. Evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus and Venus.

A thought for the day

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