Monday, December 6, 2010

On December 6

On this day in ...
... 1949, while staying at his "winter White House" in Key West, Florida (left), U.S. President Harry S. Truman proclaimed United Nations Human Rights Day and called for it to be observed 4 days hence, and on every December 10 to follow. (photo credit) The date was chosen to mark the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948.

(Prior December 6 posts are here, here, and here.)

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