Monday, November 10, 2008

On November 10

On this day in ...

... 1821, the 1st grito de independencia -- cry for independence -- was heard in the town of Los Santos, in Panama. The cry was taken up elsewhere in what was then a colony of Spain, and by the end of the month separation from Spain and joinder with the Confederation of Gran Colombia , which Simón Bolívar had founded a couple years earlier, was achieved. This date is now a national holiday in Panama. (photo credit)

... 1975, the U.N. General Assembly adopted Resolution 3379, entitled "Elimination of all forms of racial discrimination," by which it "determine[d] that zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination." A decade and a half later, by its tersely worded Resolution 4686, the General Assembly (left) "decide[d] to revoke the determination."

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