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5:14am

Thu December 11, 2014
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Thursday December 11, 2014

1946
  • Admission Day-Indiana
  • National Noodle Ring Day
  • International Mountain Day
  • National Day-Burkina Faso
  • On This Day
  • 1769 --- Edward Beran of London patented venetian blinds.
  • 1792 --- France's King Louis XVI went before the Convention, which had replaced the National Assembly, to face charges of treason. He was convicted and condemned and was sent to the guillotine the following January.
  • 1816 --- The Hoosier state, Indiana, entered the United States of America as the 19th state.
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6:58am

Wed December 10, 2014
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Wednesday December 10, 2014

1998
  • National Day Of The Horse
  • Admission Day-Mississippi
  • Dewey Decimal System Day
  • National Lager Day
  • Nobel Prize Day
  • Human Rights Day
  • International Shareware Day
  • Constitution Day-Thailand
  • Foundation Day-Angola
  • Settler’s Day-Namibia
  • Terra Madre Day (A worldwide celebration organized by Slow Food to reconnect communities with local food.)
  • On This Day
  • 1520 --- Martin Luther publicly burned the papal edict.
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6:46am

Tue December 9, 2014
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Tuesday December 9, 2014

1962
  • National Salesperson’s Day
  • National Pastry Day
  • Christmas Card Day
  • Techno Day
  • International Anti-Corruption Day
  • Independence Day/Republic Day-Tanzania
  • Constitution Day-Northern Marianas
  • On This Day
  • 1775 --- The Virginia and North Carolina militias defeat 800 slaves and 200 redcoats serving John Murray, Earl of Dunmore and governor of Virginia, at Great Bridge outside Norfolk, ending British royal control of Virginia.
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6:05am

Mon December 8, 2014
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Monday December 8, 2014

1776
  • Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day
  • Green Monday
  • National Brownie Day
  • Constitution Day-Uzbekistan
  • Mother’s Day-Palau, Panama
  • On This Day
  • 1775 --- Colonel Benedict Arnold and General Richard Montgomery lead an American force in the siege of Quebec.
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6:39am

Fri December 5, 2014
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Friday December 5, 2014

1933
  • Bathtub Party Day
  • Day of the Ninja
  • Faux Fur Friday
  • National Sacher Torte Day
  • Bartender Appreciation Day
  • Salesperson Day
  • World Sail Day
  • Discovery Day-Haiti
  • Krampslauf-Austria
  • International Volunteers Day
  • On This Day
  • 1776 --- The first scholastic fraternity in America, Phi Beta Kappa, was organized at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.
  • 1791 --- Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died in Vienna at age 35.
  • 1848 ---
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