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  1. 12/11/17

    1844 Nitrous oxide was used for the first time in dentistry. 1936 King Edward VIII abdicated the throne of Britain for the woman he loved, Mrs. Wallis Simpson. 1941 Germany and Italy declared war on the United States. 1946 The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was established. 1994 Russian troups invaded Chechnya in an unsuccessful attempt to restore Moscow's power in the region. 1997 Housing secretary Henry Cisneros was indicted for conspiracy, obstructing justice, and false statements to the FBI. 2008 Bernard Madoff, an investment manager, was charged with defrauding clients of as much as $50 billion in what might be the largest swindle in Wall Street history. *********************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA********************************************************** 1816.............................................Indiana became the 19th state. First explored for France by Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle, in 1679–1680, the region figured importantly in the Franco-British struggle for North America that culminated with British victory in 1763. George Rogers Clark led American forces against the British in the area during the Revolutionary War and, prior to becoming a state, Indiana was the scene of frequent Native American uprisings until the victories of Gen. Anthony Wayne at Fallen Timbers in 1794 and Gen. William Henry Harrison at Tippecanoe in 1811. During the 19th century, Indiana was the site of several experimental communities, including those established by George Rapp and Robert Owen at New Harmony. Indiana's 41-mile Lake Michigan waterfront—one of the world's great industrial centers—turns out iron, steel, and oil products. Products include automobile parts and accessories, mobile homes and recreational vehicles, truck and bus bodies, aircraft engines, farm machinery, and fabricated structural steel. Wood office furniture and pharmaceuticals are also manufactured. The state is a leader in agriculture with corn the principal crop. Hogs, soybeans, wheat, oats, rye, tomatoes, onions, and poultry also contribute heavily to Indiana's agricultural output. Much of the building limestone used in the U.S. is quarried in Indiana, which is also a large producer of coal. Other mineral commodities include crushed stone, cement, and sand and gravel. Wyandotte Cave, one of the largest in the U.S., is located in Crawford County in southern Indiana, and West Baden and French Lick are well known for their mineral springs. Other attractions include Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, and the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park. In 2005, a tornado hit Evansville, killing 22 and injuring 200. Storms and tornadoes again were the cause of loss of life in 2012, when Marysville was destroyed and 13 were killed. Five people were killed and more than 40 were injured when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair in 2011. Vice President Mike Pence - who grew up in Indiana - served as Governor of Indiana for four years.
  2. 12/11/17

    Nationality: Indian political ideology: Political party - Independent Birth Date: December 11, 1935 Age: 82 Years Sun Sign: Sagittarius Born in: Mirati, Birbhum, Bengal Presidency, British India (now West Bengal, India) father: Kamada Kinkar Mukherjee mother: Rajlakshmi Mukherjee Spouse/Partner: Suvra Mukherjee children: Sharmistha Mukherjee, Indrajit Mukherjee, Abhijit Mukherjee religion: Hinduism Founder/Co-Founder: Rashtriya Samajwadi Congress Net worth: $275 Million as of Aug 19, 2016 education: University of Calcutta, Suri Vidyasagar College, University of Calcutta Hobbies: Reading, Gardening and Music. awards: Padma Vibhushan Pranab Mukherjee is an Indian politician and former President of India. He assumed the office on July 25, 2012 and continued till July 25, 2017. A veteran in Indian politics, he has the rare distinction of having served as Foreign, Defence, Commerce and Finance Minister at different times over his long and illustrious political career spanning several decades. He was a senior leader of the Indian National Congress and served as a member of the Congress Working Committee, the highest policy making body of the Party, for a period of 23 years. Born as the son of freedom fighters, Shri Kamada Kinkar Mukherjee and Rajlakshmi, he grew up watching his father play an active role in the Indian independence movement. His father was also a longtime member of the Indian National Congress. Pranab Mukherjee went on to earn an advanced degree in history and political science as well as a law degree from the department of law of the University of Calcutta. He embarked on a career as a college teacher and journalist. Eventually he followed in his father’s footsteps and ventured into politics. He got a big break when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi helped him get elected to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Parliament, on a Congress ticket. This marked the beginning of a fruitful career that culminated in his election as the 13th President of India in 2012. Pranab Mukherjee married Suvra Mukherjee (nee Ghosh) in 1957. The couple had three children: two sons and one daughter. His wife died of an illness in August 2015.
  3. 12/10/17

    1869 The territory of Wyoming authorized women to vote and hold office. 1901 The first Nobel Prizes were awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace. 1948 The United Nations General Assembly adopted its Universal Declaration on Human Rights. 1950 Dr. Ralph Bunche became the first black to receive a Nobel Peace Prize. 1964 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., received the Nobel Peace Prize. 1999 Los Alamos scientist Wen Ho Lee was arrested and charged with stealing classified information. 2004 A U.S. passenger jet landed in Vietnam, the first one to do so since the Vietnam War ended nearly three decades earlier. *****************************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA************************************************** 1817..............................Mississippi became the 20th state in the United States. First explored for Spain by Hernando de Soto, who discovered the Mississippi River in 1540, the region was later claimed by France. In 1699, a French group under Sieur d'Iberville established the first permanent settlement near present-day Ocean Springs. Great Britain took over the area in 1763 after the French and Indian Wars, ceding it to the U.S. in 1783 after the Revolution. Spain did not relinquish its claims until 1798, and in 1810 the U.S. annexed West Florida from Spain, including what is now southern Mississippi. For a little more than one hundred years, from shortly after the state's founding through the Great Depression, cotton was the undisputed king of Mississippi's largely agrarian economy. Over the last half-century, however, Mississippi has diversified its economy by balancing agricultural output with increased industrial activity. Today, agriculture continues as a major segment of the state's economy. For almost four decades soybeans occupied the most acreage, while cotton remained the largest cash crop. In 2001, however, more acres of cotton were planted than soybeans, and Mississippi jumped to second in the nation in cotton production (exceeded only by Texas). The state's farmlands also yield important harvests of corn, peanuts, pecans, rice, sugar cane, and sweet potatoes as well as poultry, eggs, meat animals, dairy products, feed crops, and horticultural crops. Mississippi remains the world's leading producer of pond-raised catfish. The state abounds in historical landmarks and is the home of the Vicksburg National Military Park. Other National Park Service areas are Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site, Tupelo National Battlefield, and part of Natchez Trace National Parkway. Pre–Civil War mansions are the special pride of Natchez, Oxford, Columbus, Vicksburg, and Jackson.
  4. 12/10/17

    Nationality: American Birth Date: December 10, 1957 Died At Age: 54 Sun Sign: Sagittarius Born in: Los Angeles, California, United States Died on: September 3, 2012 City, States, Provinces & Districts: California, Illinois Michael Clarke Duncan was an American actor best known for his moving performance in the movie ‘Green Mile’. His life story is that of a simple boy from a humble background eventually making it big in the glittery world of Hollywood. He had a modest beginning and first worked as a digger in a gas station company and then as a security guard at a security firm catering to various Hollywood actors before realizing his calling. At the insistence of his mother, he pursued his dream of becoming an actor. Known for his rather large physique, he was cast more often in roles that called for action and aggression onscreen. He created a stir when he turned a vegetarian and was an ardent supporter of PETA. He had appeared in more than 70 films until his untimely demise due to heart complications. Years later, he is still remembered for his imposing stature and acting persona that he brought onscreen and his genial personality off the camera. Trivia Michael Clarke Duncan actor was a blue belt in Brazilian jujitsu. He supposedly gave $5 to anyone who recognized him on the street and knew what his full name was. Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson were his close friends.
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    1941 China declared war against Japan, Germany, and Italy. 1965 "A Charlie Brown Christmas" premiered. 1990 Lech Walesa was elected president of Poland. 1993 U.S. astronauts completed repair work on the Hubble Space Telescope. 1996 Archaeologist and anthropologist Mary Leakey died in Kenya at age 83. ************************************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA******************************************* 1958...........................................The anti-Communist John Birch Society was formed. John Birch Society, ultraconservative, anti-Communist organization in the United States. It was founded in Dec., 1958, by manufacturer Robert Welch and named after John Birch, an American missionary and intelligence officer killed by Communists in China (Aug., 1945). The most prominent of the extreme right-wing groups active in the United States, the society was founded to fight subversive Communism within the United States. Its other objectives have included the abolition of the graduated income tax, the repeal of social security legislation, the impeachment of various high government officials, the end to busing for the purpose of school integration, the end to U.S. membership in the United Nations, and the nullification of the treaty that turned over the Panama Canal to Panama. In his book, The Politician, Welch charged to the effect that Dwight D. Eisenhower and John Foster Dulles had actively aided the so-called Communist conspiracy. The society has also contended that an elite international cabal—the U.S. branch of which supposedly includes the Council on Foreign Relations, for many years led by David Rockefeller—was seeking to establish a world tyranny.
  7. 12/09/17

    Nationality: American Birth Date: December 9, 1906 Died At Age: 85 Sun Sign: Sagittarius Born in: New York City father: Walter Fletcher Murray mother: Mary Campbell Van Horne Murray siblings: Mary Murray Westcote, Dr. Roger Franklin Murray, II Spouse/Partner: Vincent Foster Hopper Died on: January 1, 1992 place of death: Arlington County education: 1930 - Yale University, 1928 - Vassar College, Wardlaw-Hartridge School, 1934 - Yale University Hobbies: Reading and Playing the piano awards: 1991 - National Medal of Technology and Innovation American Campaign Medal Defense Distinguished Service Medal 1988 - IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award Grace Murray Hooper was an American computer scientist, who was also responsible for developing the first compiler for computer programming language. Eldest among her siblings, Grace was a curious child and went to Hartridge School in New Jersey for preparatory education. Her attempt to enter the Vassar College was faced with rejection for the first time as she did not have satisfactory marks in Latin. She was accepted the following year, and graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Mathematics. Two years later she earned her Master’s degree in the same discipline from Yale University. While doing her PhD under Oystein Ore, she taught in Vassar College, where she earned the position of Associate Professor after ten years of service. During World War II, she joined Navy and was commissioned as a lieutenant. She was assigned to the Bureau of Ordinance Computation Project in Harvard. After her naval duties ended, she joined Remington Rand, where she worked on UNIVAC. She became the Director of automatic programming and sought to find specifications of common business language in computer leading to the discovery of COBOL or Common Business-Oriented Language. This was the first user-friendly computer software and Grace was responsible for advocating the validation process to bring international standardization of computer languages. Trivia For her distinguished work in the field of computers Grace was known as the ‘Amazing Grace’. She also earned the nickname Grandma COBOL for leading COBOL’s development.
  8. 12/08/17

    1854 Pope Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. 1941 Congress declared war on Japan and the U.S. entered World War II. 1949 Communist attacks forced the Chinese Nationalist government to flee to the island of Formosa (Taiwan). 1978 Former Israeli prime minister Golda Meir died. 1980 John Lennon, former member of the Beatles, was shot and killed in New York City by a deranged fan. 1987 President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed the first treaty to reduce the nuclear arsenals of the two superpowers. 1993 President Bill Clinton signed The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) into law. ******************************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA************************************************* 1886........................The American Federation of Labor was founded at a convention of union leaders in Columbus, Ohio. American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), a federation of autonomous labor unions in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, and U.S. dependencies, formed in 1955 by the merger of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). As of 2010, the AFL-CIO included 58 national and international unions that had a U.S. membership of 11.5 million. Heavily involved in politics, the AFL-CIO's primary function is to lobby on behalf of organized labor and mediate disputes between its member unions. The AFL-CIO has campaigned actively against the so-called right-to-work laws, which outlawed union shops (see closed shop ), has worked to repeal the Taft-Hartley Labor Act, and has fought other legislation deemed inimical to organized labor's interests. The organization has five operating levels. Ultimate authority is vested in those attending its biennial convention, but between conventions the organization is run by an executive council, which is composed of the executive officers (president, secretary-treasurer, and executive vice president) and 51 vice presidents. Executive officers handle the day-to-day operations of the organization, and they are advised by a general board consisting of the executive council members, a chief officer of each affiliated union and of each programmatic department within the AFL-CIO, and four regional representatives from the 51 state federations. In addition to these levels of authority, the AFL-CIO carried over autonomous departments from the AFL (such as the Building Trades Dept.) and added an Industrial Union Dept. to handle the problems of the former CIO unions. The union's 13 programmatic departments handle the work of the federation, including labor organizing, political education, legislation, civil rights, and worker safety and health.
  9. 12/08/17

    Nationality: American Birth Date: December 8, 1978 Age: 39 Years Sun Sign: Sagittarius Born in: Louisiana, USA father: Robert Somerhalder mother: Edna Somerhalder siblings: Robert and Robyn Somerhalder Spouse/Partner: Nikki Reed City, States, Provinces & Districts: Louisiana education: High School Drop out Ian Somerholder is an American actor who gained a massive fan following due to his role of a hunky vampire, Damon Salvatore, in the hit American series ‘Vampire Diaries’. The blue eyed heartthrob has appeared in many movies and TV shows and is one of the most popular American actors across the world. He started out as a model and has worked with renowned brands like Gucci and Versace as a supermodel prior to his film and TV career. He appeared as Boon Carlyle in ‘Dawson’s Creek’, and it proved to be the much needed breakthrough for his acting career. He hasn’t looked back ever since. He appeared in the long running survival drama ‘Lost’, which gained him a cult following. His godly looks made him popular among women of all ages. Ian kick-started his film career with the 2009 film ‘The Tournament’ and has appeared in quite a dozen films ever since. Also a philanthropist, Ian actively participates in social campaigns. Ian is an environmentalist and has expressed a deep concern about the constantly changing environment and the loss of natural habitat of wildlife. The Ian Somerhalder foundation works towards spreading awareness about the environment. His dating life was quite public. He dated his Vampire Diaries co-star, Nina Dobrev, from 2011 to 2013. They separated citing some mundane problems. In mid 2014, Ian started appearing with the actress, Nikki Reed, and expressed his desire to marry her, which eventually came to life when he married her on 26th April 2015. On May 2nd 2017, the couple shared the good news with the world that they were expecting a child.
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