Sunday, December 10, 2017

Day 344 - This day in legal and military history

December 10

WORLD Choral Day

WORLD Candle Lighting Day


NATIONAL Dewey Decimal System Day

NATIONAL Nobel Prize Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1817 Mississippi is admitted as the 20th state

1861 Kentucky is admitted to the Confederate States of America

1862 The US House of Representatives passes a bill creating the state of West Virginia

1901 The first Nobel Prizes were awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace

1948 The United Nations General Assembly adopted its Universal Declaration on Human Rights

1958 The first domestic passenger jet flight took place in the United States - 111 passengers flew from New York City to Miami

2009 US President Barack Obama accepts the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway
Attribution: Photo: Harry Wad

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