12/10/2018

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Birthdays
1830 - Emily Dickinson
1911 - Chet Huntley
1914 - Dorothy Lamour
1952 - Susan Dey
1964 - Bobby Flav
1963 - Michael Clarke Duncan
1961 - Nia Peeples
1928 - Dan Blocker
1851 - Melvil Dewey

Quote
As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists.
-- Joan Gussow

History
1927 - The Grand Ole Opry broadcast it's first show from WSM in Nashville.

2007 - Cristina Fernandez was sworn in as Argentina's first elected female president.

1998 - Six astronauts opened the doors to the new international space station 250 miles above the Earth's surface.

1993 - The crew of the space shuttle Endeavor deployed the repaired Hubble Space Telescope into Earth's orbit.

1958 - The first domestic passenger jet flight took place in the U.S. when 111 passengers flew from New York to Miami on a National Airlines Boeing 707.

1953 - Hugh Hefner published the first "Playboy" magazine with an investment of $7,600.

1901 - The first Nobel prizes were awarded.

1869 - Women were granted the right to vote in the Wyoming Territory.

1817 - Mississippi was admitted to the Union as the 20th American state.

Events
Human Rights Day



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