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December 10 2010

Ahh, Friday. It’s December 10 folks, is this an important day to you in any way? December 10th definitely has a history! Let’s take a look:

1817 – Mississippi becomes the 20th U.S. state.

1868 – The first traffic lights are installed, outside the Palace of Westminster in London. Resembling railway signals, they use semaphore arms and are illuminated at night by red and green gas lamps.
1901 – The first Nobel Prizes are awarded.

1906 – U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt wins the Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the first American to win a Nobel Prize.

1968 – Japan’s biggest heist, the still-unsolved “300 million yen robbery”, is carried out in Tokyo.

Today is also Human Rights day!

“The day is a high point in the calendar of UN headquarters in New York City, United States, and is normally marked by both high-level political conferences and meetings and by cultural events and exhibitions dealing with human rights issues. In addition, it is traditionally on 10 December that the five-yearly United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights and Nobel Peace Prize are awarded. Many governmental and on governmental organizations active in the human rights field also schedule special events to commemorate the day, as do many civil and social-cause organisations.” – Wikipedia

If you’re human and you’re reading this, have a little mini celebration for being an awesome human.

Happy Human Rights day!

Written by lordsinsurancelog

December 10, 2010 at 5:29 pm