Cheshiresoft CDAY Almanac

Today is Monday, December 11, 2017.

Birthdays

1781 Sir David Brewster, Scottish physicist, inventor of kaleidoscope
1803 Hector Berlioz in France, composer
1882 Fiorello La Guardia
1913 Carlo Ponti
1918 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, writer, (Cancer Ward), Nobel 1970
1931 Rita Moreno, actress (West Side Story), in Puerto Rico
1942 Donna Mills
1944 Brenda Lee
1949 Teri Garr
1954 Jermaine Jackson
1979 Rider Strong

Events

Geminid meteor shower, radiant in Gemini
1816 Indiana becomes 19th state
1917 German-occupied Lithuania proclaims independence from Russia
1946 UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) established (Nobel 1965)
1958 Upper Volta (now Bourkina Fasso) gains autonomy from France
1975 First Class Mail now costs 13 cents (had been 10 cents).
1984 FidoNet reaches the size of 336 bulletin board systems.
1991 United Soviet Socialist Republics(USSR) dissolves after 74 years Maybe we'll get great Russian music composers again?

That's all for today.

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