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December 10, 2021 - HUMAN RIGHTS DAY – NOBEL PRIZE DAY – NATIONAL LAGER DAY – NATIONAL SALESPERSON DAY – DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM DAY

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DECEMBER 10, 2021 | HUMAN RIGHTS DAY | NOBEL PRIZE DAY | NATIONAL LAGER DAY | NATIONAL SALESPERSON DAY | DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM DAY

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY – December 10

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

Human Rights Day on December 10th annually seeks to honor the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Representatives from different cultural backgrounds all over the world… Read more…

NOBEL PRIZE DAY – December 10

NOBEL PRIZE DAY

On December 10th, Nobel Prize Day recognizes the annual award established by Alfred Nobel. Alfred Nobel signed his third and last will at the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris on November 27, 1895. 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… Read more…

NATIONAL LAGER DAY – December 10

NATIONAL LAGER DAY

National Lager Day on December 10th raises a glass to the third most popular beverage after water and tea. 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 by using… Read more…

NATIONAL SALESPERSON DAY – Second Friday in December

NATIONAL SALESPERSON DAY             

In the middle of the holiday shopping season, National Salesperson Day recognizes the personnel who make sure the products keep flying off the shelves. On the second Friday in December, the day honors the value and dedication of the professional salesperson and the… Read more…

DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM DAY – December 10

DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM DAY

Dewey Decimal System Day December 10th celebrates a system of classification and the man who invented it. On December 10, 1851, Melvil Dewey (1851-1931) was born. The librarian invented the Dewey Decimal system of library classification. As the most widely used library classification system, the… Read more…


On Deck for December 11, 2021

National Days

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Recipe of the Day

Name: Apple Salad
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total Prep: 10 minutes
Servings: 6

Great for picnics, this apple salad will be a hit at BBQs and potlucks. Add it to fried fish filets and more!

Ingredients:

5 medium apples
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup grapes
2 stalks of celery, diced
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/3 cup mayonnaise

nstructions:

Wash fruit. Core and cut apples into 1/2 pieces. Peeling is optional.

Cut grapes in half.

Add prepared fruit and celery to a medium bowl. Drizzle with lemon juice. Add nuts, cheese, and mayonnaise. Mix all ingredients well. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

Recipe credit:

Michele S. – National Day Calendar

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In the Classroom

December 10th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) History
1869

Wyoming Territory Governor John Campbell signs legislation granting women the right to vote and hold office. It’s the first law in United States history explicitly granting women voting rights. The legislation carries forward into Wyoming statehood.

1884

Chatto & Windus / Charles L. Webster And Company publish Mark Twain’s novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in the United Kingdom and Canada. They would publish the novel a year later in the United States.

1901

The Nobel Prize committee hosted the first Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. They presented four of the five prizes for Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, and Literature according to Alfred Nobel’s will five years after his death. The fifth prize, the Peace Prize, was presented in Christiana, Norway (today known as Oslo.)

1978

Starring Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel, Margot Kidder and Gene Hackman, Superman premiered in Washington, D.C. Richard Donner directed the superhero movies that paved the way for more superhero movies.

December 10th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet – 1787

In 1817, Gallaudet along with Laurent Clerc opened the first school for the deaf in America.

Emily Dickinson – 1830

The brilliant New England poet wrote nearly 1,800 poems throughout her life. She is considered one of America’s greatest poets and yet she received little recognition during her lifetime.

Ada Lovelace – 1815

The gifted mathematician wrote an algorithm that led to her being called the first computer programmer.

Melvil Dewey – 1851

The librarian invented the Dewey Decimal system of library classification.

Michael Clarke Duncan – 1957

In 1999, the actor co-starred opposite Tom Hanks in The Green Mile. Written by Stephen King, Duncan played John Coffey, a man on death row with miraculous abilities.

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