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December 10, 1948: United Nations Adopts The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Exactly 62 years ago today, the United Nations adopted its Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Making today, International Human Rights Day. America’s first lady at the time, Eleanor Roosevelt helped inspire the 1948 agreement. A global pledge critics say the

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December 10, 1901: First Nobel Prizes Awarded

The first Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace. The ceremony came on the fifth anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, the Swedish inventor of dynamite and other high

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