December 10: The King Abdicates

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December 10 is…

…the day Edward VIII abdicated the throne of England for Wallis Simpson

…the day the Nobel Prizes are awarded each year

…the day the first traffic lights were installed

…the day Huckleberry Finn was published

…the day that Cal Rogers finished the first transcontinental flight in a Wright Brothers airplane

…the day the first Heisman Trophy was awarded

…the day Mighty Mouse premiered on television

…It’s International Human Rights Day worldwide, Constitution Day in Thailand, and Alfred Nobel Day in Sweden

…It’s the birthday of actress Dorothy Lamour, newscaster Chet Huntley, poet Emily Dickinson, and teen stars Susan Dey and Tommy Kirk

…It’s the day comedian Richard Pryor, country star Faron Young, violinist Jascha Heifetz, king of soul Otis Redding, and author Damon Runyon died

…and a whole lot more!

“The Story of a Special Day” will make anyone feel special on his or her very special occasion. And if you’re a history enthusiast, a fan of actors or sports figures, or just interested in knowing more about the world around you, “The Story of a Special Day” makes a great addition to your bookshelf or e-reader device!