10 December 2012

Timeline December 9 & 10

December 9
1608  John Milton, English poet and scholar,  was born in London.
1748  Comte Claude-Louis Berthollet, French chemist, was born,
1854  The poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, was published in England.
1886  Clarence Birdseye, American businessman and pioneer of frozen foods, was born.
1906  Kirk Douglas, actor, was born.
1934  Judi Dench, actress, was born.
2004  Canada's Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage was constitutional.

December 10
1851  Melvil Dewey, the American librarian who created the Dewey Decimal Classification system, was born.
1906  President Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, for helping mediate an end to the Russo-Japanese War.
1948  The U.N. General Assembly adopted its Universal Declaration on Human Rights.
1964  The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize during ceremonies in Oslo, Norway.
1984  South African Bishop Desmond Tutu received the Nobel Peace Prize.
2002  Former President Jimmy Carter accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for his diplomacy in the Middle East in the 1970s.
2007  Former Vice President Al Gore accepted the Nobel Peace Prize with a call for humanity to rise up against a looming climate crisis and stop waging war on the environment.

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