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#188456 Dec 11, 2012
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06) On this date in 1936, Britain's King Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry American (Personality, please). He became the Duke of Windsor.
06) On this date in 1936, Britain's King Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry American Wallis Warfield Simpson. He became the Duke of Windsor.

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#188457 Dec 11, 2012
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07) On this date in 1946, the (International Organization, please) was established by the U.N. General Assembly. The fund provides relief to children in countries devastated by War.
07) On this date in 1946, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was established by the U.N. General Assembly. The fund provides relief to children in countries devastated by War.

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#188458 Dec 11, 2012
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08) On this date in 1967, the prototype of the Concorde was shown for the first time in (Community, s’il vous plait).
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A) Buenos Aires, Argentina
B) Paris, France
C) Toulouse, France
D) Kyoto, Japan
08) On this date in 1967, the prototype of the Concorde was shown for the first time in Toulouse, France.

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#188459 Dec 11, 2012
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09) On this date in 1980, U.S. President (PotUS, please) signed into law legislation creating $1.6 billion environmental "superfund" that would be used to pay for cleaning up chemical spills and toxic waste dumps.
09) On this date in 1980, U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed into law legislation creating $1.6 billion environmental "superfund" that would be used to pay for cleaning up chemical spills and toxic waste dumps.

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#188460 Dec 11, 2012
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10) On this date in 1985, the U.S.(Governmental Body, please) joined the U.S. Senate by giving final congressional approval to the Gramm-Rudman deficit-reduction law.
10) On this date in 1985, the U.S. House of Representatives joined the U.S. Senate by giving final congressional approval to the Gramm-Rudman deficit-reduction law.

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#188461 Dec 11, 2012
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11) On this date in 1987,(Personality, please)’s trademark cane and bowler hat were sold at Christie's for £82,500.
A) Charlie Chaplin
B) Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback
C) Horace Wells
11) On this date in 1987, Charlie Chaplin's trademark cane and bowler hat were sold at Christie's for £82,500.

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#188462 Dec 11, 2012
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12) On this date in 1991, Salman Rushdie, under an Islamic death sentence for blasphemy, made his first public appearance since 1989 in (Community, please), at a dinner marking the 200th anniversary of the First Amendment (which guarantees freedom of speech in the U.S.).
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A) Boston, Massachusetts
B) New York, New York
C) Crystal City, Virginia
12) On this date in 1991, Salman Rushdie, under an Islamic death sentence for blasphemy, made his first public appearance since 1989 in New York, New York, at a dinner marking the 200th anniversary of the First Amendment (which guarantees freedom of speech in the U.S.).

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#188463 Dec 11, 2012
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13) On this date in 1996, in (Community, please), "The Art of the Toy" opened. The exhibit was at the Patent and Trademark Office Museum.
A) Boston, Massachusetts
B) New York, New York
C) Crystal City, Virginia
13) On this date in 1996, in Crystal City, Virginia, "The Art of the Toy" opened. The exhibit was at the Patent and Trademark Office Museum.

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#188464 Dec 11, 2012
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14) On this date in 1997, more than 150 countries agreed at a global warming conference in (Community, please), to control the Earth's "greenhouse gases".
A) Buenos Aires, Argentina
B) Paris, France
C) Toulouse, France
D) Kyoto, Japan
14) On this date in 1997, more than 150 countries agreed at a global warming conference in Kyoto, Japan, to control the Earth's "greenhouse gases".

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#188465 Dec 11, 2012
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15) On this date in 2001, Federal agents seized computers in 27 U.S. cities as part of "(Specify, please)." The raids were used to gain evidence against an international software piracy ring.
15) On this date in 2001, Federal agents seized computers in 27 U.S. cities as part of "Operation Buccaneer." The raids were used to gain evidence against an international software piracy ring.

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#188466 Dec 11, 2012
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I) This American astronomer whose cataloging work was instrumental in the development of contemporary stellar classification. With Edward C. Pickering,(Personality, please)(11 December, 1863 – 13 April, 1941) is credited with the creation of the Harvard Classification Scheme, which was the first serious attempt to organize and classify stars based on their temperatures.
Annie Jump Cannon

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#188467 Dec 11, 2012
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II) He was Mayor of New York for three terms from 1934 to 1945 as a Republican. Previously he was elected to Congress in 1916 and 1918, and again from 1922 through 1930. Irascible, energetic and charismatic, he craved publicity and is acclaimed as one of the three or four greatest mayors in American history. Only five feet tall,(Personality, please)(11 December, 1882 – 20 September, 1947) was called "the Little Flower".
Fiorello Henry LaGuardia [Fiorello Enrico La Guardia]

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#188468 Dec 11, 2012
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III) He was an Italian film producer with over 140 production credits.(Personality, please)(11 December, 1912 – 10 January, 2007) was also the husband of Italian movie star Sophia Loren. Among his best-known films are:“Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”(1963),“Marriage Italian Style”(1964),“Break Up”(1965),“Operation Crossbow”(1965),“The 10th Victim”(1965), and “Doctor Zhivago”(1965).
Carlo Ponti

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#188469 Dec 11, 2012
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IV) A Russian writer, dissident and activist,(Personality, please)(11 December, 1918 – 03 August, 2008) helped to raise global awareness of the gulag and the Soviet Union's forced labor camp system from 1918 to 1956. While his writings were often suppressed, he wrote several books most notably The Gulag Archipelago and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, two of his best-known works. "For the ethical force with which he has pursued the indispensable traditions of Russian literature", this author was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970. He was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1974 but returned to Russia in 1994 after the Soviet system had collapsed.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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#188470 Dec 11, 2012
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V) She was the first to record the hit song "Hound Dog" in 1952. The record was #1 on the Billboard R&B charts for seven weeks in 1953; the single sold almost two million copies. Its B-side was "They Call Me Big Mama." Three years later, Elvis Presley recorded his even more broadly successful rendition of "Hound Dog," based on a version performed by Freddie Bell and the Bellboys. Similarly,(Personality, please)(11 December, 1926 – 25 July, 1984) wrote and recorded "Ball 'n' Chain", which became a hit for her, yet Janis Joplin's later recording of it made a bigger impact in the late 1960's.
Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton

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#188471 Dec 11, 2012
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VI) This Puerto Rican singer, dancer and actress is the only Hispanic and one of the few performers to have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony, and was the second Puerto Rican to win an Academy Award. Look for (Personality, please)(11 December, 1931) in “The King & I”(1956), in “Singin’ In The Rain”(1952), & in “West Side Story”(1961).
Rita Moreno [Rosa Dolores Alverío]

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#188472 Dec 11, 2012
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VII)(Personality, please)(11 December, 1940) is an American singer-songwriter, best known as the lead singer of the group ‘Bread’, which reached the tops of the musical charts in Europe and North America on several occasions in the 1970s. The band was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.
David Gates

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#188473 Dec 11, 2012
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VIII) An American actress and producer, and well known for her role as Abby Cunningham on the prime time soap opera “Knots Landing”.(Personality, please)(11 December, 1940) began her acting career on television with a guest role on the CBS daytime soap opera “The Secret Storm” in 1966. Following this she gained a regular role as ex-nun Laura Donnelly on the soap “Love is a Many Splendored Thing”, which she played from 1967 to 1970.
Donna Mills [Donna Jean Miller]

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#188474 Dec 11, 2012
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IX) This American performer sang rockabilly, pop and country music, and had 37 US chart hits during the 1960s.(Personality, please)(11 December, 1944) is best known for her 1960 hit "I'm Sorry", and 1958's "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree", a US holiday standard for more than 50 years.
Brenda Lee [Brenda Mae Tarpley]

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#188475 Dec 11, 2012
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X) Her career spanned three decades from the 1960s to the 1980s. It began with guest roles on many television series of the 1960s including “Route 66",“Flipper”,“The Green Hornet”,“Mannix”,“The Fugitive”,“The Virginian”, and “Bonanza”. She had her first major role in a short-lived 1970 television series,“The Silent Force”, and later appeared in the television pilot for “Cannon” in 1971. That same year,(Personality, please)(11 December, 1944) was cast as Lisa Casey in the critically acclaimed series “Mission: Impossible”, a role for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1972 and an Emmy Award in 1973.
Lynda Day George

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