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DECEMBER 10, 2018 | NATIONAL LAGER DAY |HUMAN RIGHTS DAY | NOBEL PRIZE DAY | DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM DAY

NATIONAL LAGER DAY – December 10
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NATIONAL LAGER DAY

There is little doubt as to why beer is believed to be the third most popular drink behind water and tea, and while lager is typically characterized as a light, Summer beer we believe that every season deserves to be celebrated with a few of your favorite things.

Lagers are distinguished from other beers as using a cold-conditioning process.   The types of yeast used are referred to as “bottom fermenting” yeast or yeast that can develop at colder temperatures.  Before the advent of refrigeration, this process was perfected in cellars dug into the ground and filled with ice. The delicious results are described as “crisp” and “refreshing.” It is no wonder that this method caught on and produced a wide variety of brews synonymous with regional and national brands.


With so many choices from pale, amber or dark, not to mention the many craft varieties there is are endless possibilities for your enjoyment.  So grab some friends and celebrate this midwinter season with the taste of Summer.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Enjoy a glass of your favorite lager and use #NationalLagerDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to identify the origins of Lager Day.

Human Rights Day - December 10
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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

Annually on December 10, Human Rights Day is celebrated across the world.

This date honors United Nations, General Assembly’s December 10, 1948, adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; the first global enunciation of human rights and one of the early major achievements of the new United Nations.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Traditionally, the five-yearly United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights and Nobel Peace Prize are awarded on Human Rights Day.  There are high-level political conferences and meetings that are held as well as cultural events and exhibitions dealing with human rights issues along with many governmental and nongovernmental organizations active in the human rights field that also schedule special events to commemorate the day.

Use #HumanRightsDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

 It was on December 4, 1950, that the formal establishment of Human Rights Day occurred at the 217th Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly when resolution 423(V) was declared, inviting all member states and any other interested organizations to celebrate the day as they saw fit. Each year a new theme is adopted by the United Nations.

NOBEL PRIZE DAY - December 10
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NOBEL PRIZE DAY

Nobel Prize Day is observed annually on December 10.

On November 27, 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his third and last will at the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris. When it was opened and read after his death, the will caused a lot of controversy both in Sweden and internationally, as Nobel had left much of his wealth for the establishment of a prize. His family opposed the creation of the Nobel Prize, and the prize awarders he named refused to do what he had requested in his will. It was five years before the first Nobel Prize could be awarded in 1901.

Where does the money for the Nobel Prizes come from?

At the age of 17, Swedish Alfred Nobel spoke five languages fluently. Nobel became an inventor and businessman, and at the time of his death on 10 December 1896; he had 355 patents worldwide – one of them was the patent on dynamite. Furthermore, he had started 87 companies all over the world. According to his will, Alfred Nobel’s enormous fortune was to be used to establish prizes to award those who had done their best to benefit mankind in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and peace. The first Nobel Prizes were awarded in 1901, five years after Nobel’s death. In 1969, another prize was added “The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.”

The Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies

The Nobel Laureates are announced at the beginning of October each year. A couple of months later, on 10 December, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death, they receive their prizes from the Swedish King – a Nobel diploma, a medal, and 10 million Swedish crowns per prize. All Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, except for the Nobel Peace Prize, which is awarded in Oslo, Norway. (When Alfred Nobel was alive, Norway and Sweden were united under one monarch, until 1905 when Norway became an independent kingdom with its own king.)

This information was obtained from www.NobelPrize.org.  For more information or to watch the Nobel Awards, go to www.NobelPrize.org.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Watch the Nobel Prize ceremonies live online.  Use #NobelPrizeDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Since 1901, the Nobel Prize has been awarded annually on December 10.  

DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM DAY - December 10
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DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM DAY

Dewey Decimal System Day is observed annually on December 10.

December 10, 1851, is the birthday of Melvil Dewey (1851-1931) inventor of the Dewey Decimal system of library classification.

As the most widely used library classification system, the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) or Dewey Decimal System has been in use since 1876 when American Librarian Melvil Dewey developed and established it. Divided into ten main categories, the numerical system arranges mostly non-fiction publications.

Since its inception, the system has been maintained and kept pace with modern technologies. A schedule of expansions and revisions help keep the system current and progressive.

As the most widely used classification system in the world, the DDC is found in 135 countries around the world and translated into 30 different languages.

It is currently published by the OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. and its editorial offices are located within the Decimal Classification Division of the Library of Congress.

Melvil Dewey

Dewey’s interest in simplification led him to create a system that revolutionized library science. Born Melville Louis Kosuth Dewey in update New York, he was only 21 when he invented the Dewey Decimal Classification system.

He established library standards and advanced library education. Dewey went on to help develop the American Library Association and founded and edited the Library Journal. As an entrepreneur, he sold library supplies. Dewey paved the way for new librarians by establishing the first library school at Columbia College in New York City and later became the director of the New York State Library in Albany.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Visit a library and explore using the Dewey Decimal System. Use #DeweyDecimalSystemDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of Dewey Decimal System Day.  It is observed on the anniversary of Melvil Dewey’s birth.

On Deck for December 11, 2018

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