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Subject: Today In History Dec 10
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 14:44:15 EST


Dec 10, 1817 - Mississippi becomes the 20th U.S. state.
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Dec 10,1805 -Happy Birthday William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist,
journalist
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Dec 10,1830 - Happy Birthday Emily Dickinson, poet
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Dec 10 Sweden - Nobel Prize Ceremony, an official flag day
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Dec 10, _United Nations_
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations) - _Human Rights Day_ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Rights_Day)
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Dec 10, 1787 Happy Birthday Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet Philadelphia PA,
pioneer of educating the deaf
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Dec 10,1794 Happy Birthday James Wolfe Ripley Brevet Major General (Union
Army)
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Dec 10,1824 Happy Birthday George MacDonald Scotland, sci-fi author (Lilith,
Princess & Curdie)
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Dec 10,1520 Martin Luther publicly burned papal edict demands he recant
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Dec 10,1582 France begins use of Gregorian calendar
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Dec 10,1672 New York Governor Lovelace announces monthly mail service
between New York & Boston
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Dec 10,1690 Massachusetts Bay becomes 1st American colonial government to
borrow money
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Dec 10,1799 Metric system established in France
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Dec 10 World : World Freedom Day
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Dec 10 Wyoming : Wyoming Day ,women's suffrage
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Dec 10, 1593 Italian archaeologist Antonio Bosio first descended into the
subterranean Christian burial chambers, located under the streets of Rome.
Bosio was dubbed the "Columbus of the Catacombs," and his books long remained the
standard work on the underground tombs of the early Roman Church. ( that
would be a cool cemetery to check out...............)
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Dec 10,1607, Captain John Smith leaves Jamestown on the trip that would
involve him with Pocahontas.
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