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10410 151109 
How you can help in the migrant crisis -
European Refugee Crisis: Here's How You Can Help - NBC News
Refugee crisis: what can you do to help? | The Guardian
5 practical ways you can help refugees trying to find safety in Europe | The Independent


Global Terror 2016  | War on Terror  |  ISIS - The Official Site of Major League Baseball  World Series: Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians;
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Presidential Election 2016
Presidents:     #45    Donald Trump elected 45th president of the United States. Nov. 9, 2016

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December 11, 2016    3rd Sunday of Advent  

December 21, 2016     Winter Solstice

December 25    Christmas

December 31    New Year's Eve

12009 161210  100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time | Rolling Stone  2016  Note: It may take a very long time to download all the data. We just click "20-1" to see Top 20
Top 10 Decade Defining TV Shows Of All Time - YouTube  2014

12008 161210  Why it's dangerous to outsource our critical thinking to computers | The Guardian

12007 161210  The future of shopping drones, digital mannequins and leaving without paying | The Guardian

12006 161210  Snow Report: MN Ski Areas Association  2016-2017 season
Downhill ski season is here as Minnesota slopes open up  Pioneer Press, 12/08/2016
Temperature in Minneapolis, MN, Dec. 10, 2016, 6 pm:  11 degrees F ( -12 degrees C) "Brrr... , Stay warm!"

12005 161210     born December 10, 1805    William Lloyd Garrison
William Lloyd Garrison  PBS
William Lloyd Garrison - YouTube
Who is William Lloyd Garrison? - YouTube
William Lloyd Garrison - Wikipedia 
December 10, 1805 – May 24, 1879, a prominent American abolitionist, journalist, suffragist, and social reformer. He is best known as the editor of the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator, which he founded with Isaac Knapp in 1831 and published in Massachusetts until slavery was abolished by Constitutional amendment after the American Civil War. He was one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society. He promoted "immediate emancipation" of slaves in the United States. In the 1870s, Garrison became a prominent voice for the woman suffrage movement. ...
PBS American Experience & The Abolitionists Part 1 1820s 1838 - YouTube
Abolitionists  | 

12004 161209  The Canadian Pacific Christmas / Holiday Train is coming 例年どおり、きれいにデコレートされたカナデイアン パシフィック クリスマス / ホリデー トレイン が、ミネソタ各地に立ち寄ります  For more info check here 
Friday, Dec. 9, 2016  St. Paul - Union Depot; Dec. 10, 2016 Northeast Minneapolis,
UNION DEPOT  Event Calendar, Union Depot, St. Paul, MN
UNION DEPOT  North Pole Express
UNION DEPOT  European Christmas Market
December 25    Christmas

12003 161209  Reindeer Run  December 10, 2016, Minneapolis, MN
Sponsors: Toys for Tots, season-of-giving: Ronald McDonald House Charities, The Salvation Army, etc.

Reindeer Run  photos
December 25    Christmas 

12002 161209    born December 8, 65 BC    Horace  
Horace | Roman poet |
Horace Quotes - YouTube
Horace - Wikipedia  December 8, 65 BC – November 27, 8 BC, known in the English-speaking world as Horace, the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus (also known as Octavian). The rhetorician Quintilian regarded his Odes as just about the only Latin lyrics worth reading: "He can be lofty sometimes, yet he is also full of charm and grace, versatile in his figures, and felicitously daring in his choice of words." ...
Robin Williams- Carpe Diem - YouTube
Dead Poets Society (1989) Original Trailer - YouTube
Horace Ode 1 11 - YouTube
Horace's Odes - YouTube

12001 161209    born December 9, 1608    John Milton
John Milton | Biography & Works |
John Milton Poetry Foundation

John Milton: Paradise Lost - YouTube
John Milton: Poetry And Prose - YouTube
John Milton - Wikipedia 
9 December 1608 – 8 November 1674,  an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost (1667), written in blank verse
William Blake's Milton Paradise Lost and Regained - YouTube

12000 161208    R.I.P.    December 8, 2016    John Glenn
John Glenn Dead at 95 | Remembering the First American To Orbit Earth - YouTube
John Glenn - Astronaut, Military Leader, Pilot, U.S. Senator -
John Glenn - Wikipedia 
July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016, an American aviator, engineer, astronaut, and United States Senator from Ohio. In 1962 he became the first American to orbit the earth, circling three times. ... He was one of the "Mercury Seven" group of military test pilots selected in 1959 by NASA to become America's first astronauts. On February 20, 1962, Glenn flew the Friendship 7 mission and became the first American to orbit the Earth and the fifth person in space. ...
Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. NASA
Profile of John Glenn NASA
NASA (@NASA) | Twitter 

11999 161208     born December 8, 1886    Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera - Painter - 
Diego Rivera - Wikipedia 
December 8, 1886 – November 24, 1957, a prominent Mexican painter. His large frescoes helped establish the Mexican Mural Movement in Mexican art. Between 1922 and 1953, Rivera painted murals among others in Mexico City, Chapingo, Cuernavaca, San Francisco, Detroit, and New York City. ...
Diego Rivera "Man At The Crossroads" Produced by James Ayala & John Riveaux - YouTube
Mexico  |  Art

11998 161208  Why Trump's presidency will require absolutely all your courage  Mashable, 12/08/2016
Pope Francis lashes out at ′scandal-obsessed′ media  Deutsche Welle, 12/08/2016
Presidential Election 2016

11997 161208  US life expectancy declines, as deaths from Alzheimer's disease increase - AOL News  12/08/2016

11996 161208     born Dece mber 5, 1443    Julius II
Julius II | pope |

Raphael, Portrait of Pope Julius II, 1511 - YouTube
Pope Julius II - YouTube
Pope Julius II - Wikipedia
  5 December 1443 – 21 February 1513, nicknamed "The Fearsome Pope" and "The Warrior Pope", born Giuliano della Rovere, was Pope from 1 November 1503 to his death in 1513. His papacy was marked by an active foreign policy, ambitious building projects, and patronage for the arts—he commissioned the destruction and rebuilding of St. Peter's Basilica, plus Michelangelo's decoration of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. In addition to an active military policy, he personally led troops into battle on at least two occasions. ...
List of popes - Wikipedia

11995 161207  Donald Trump: TIME Person of the Year 2016
Presidential Election 2016
Presidents:     #45    Donald Trump elected 45th president of the United States. Nov. 9, 2016

11994 161207  New Cassini photos show the hexagon on Saturn's north pole | Popular Science  12/07/2016
Bizarre Giant Hexagon on Saturn May Finally Be Explained, 09/22/2015

11993 161207-1208  Thanks to Google, You Can Now Take a VR Tour of New York's Holiday Window Displays | Adweek
December 25    Christmas

11992 161207     born December 7, 1598    Giovanni Bernini
Giovanni Bernini
Gian Lorenzo Bernini - Wikipedia  7 December 1598 – 28 November 1680, an Italian sculptor and architect. While a major figure in the world of architecture, he was the leading sculptor of his age, credited with creating the Baroque style of sculpture. As one scholar has commented, "What Shakespeare is to drama, Bernini may be to sculpture: the first pan-European sculptor whose name is instantaneously identifiable with a particular manner and vision, and whose influence was inordinately powerful...." ...
◄ St Peters Basilica, Rome [HD] ► - YouTube
Fountain of the Four Rivers - YouTube
Bernini, Ecstasy of St. Teresa, 1645-52 - YouTube

11991 161207  PISA survey: best students in East Asia  Deutsche Welle, 12/06/2016

11990 161207  Aurora over Jupiters South Pole from Juno  "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  December 6, 2016
Official Star Names for Orion
 "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  December 4, 2016

11989 161206  15 great jobs for retirees  MSN

11988 161206  The 12 Best and Worst Food Brands of 2016  MSN

11987 161206  Preserving a Natural Gem - News - NHK WORLD - English 
Making Hospitals More Hospitable - News - NHK WORLD - English
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11986 161206     born December 5, 1901    Walt Disney
Walt Disney Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story -
Walt Disney - Wikipedia 
December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966, an American entrepreneur, cartoonist, animator, voice actor, and film producer. He was a prominent figure within the American animation industry and throughout the world, and is regarded as a cultural icon, known for his influence and contributions to entertainment during the 20th century. As a Hollywood business mogul, he and his brother Roy O. Disney co-founded The Walt Disney Company. The official home for all things Disney
Walt Disney's Tour of Disneyland - YouTube
Top 10 Animated Disney Films - YouTube
Walt Disney: World A Dream Come True (1986) - YouTube
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11985 161206     born December 6, 1841    Frédéric Bazille   
Frédéric Bazille
Jean Frédéric Bazille - YouTube

Frédéric Bazille - Wikipedia  December 6, 1841 – November 28, 1870, a French Impressionist painter. Many of Bazille's major works are examples of figure painting in which Bazille placed the subject figure within a landscape painted en plein air. ...
The Impressionists Part 1 - YouTube  1-3
Impressionist  |  Art

11984 161205  America's Best Cities for New Year's Eve | Travel + Leisure
11983 161205  Breakthrough Prize
'Rock star' physicists, mathematicians win $25 million in Breakthrough Prizes -
Breakthrough Prize - Wikipedia

11982 161205    born December 5, 1782    Martin Van Buren    #8
Martin Van Buren - U.S. Vice President, Governor, U.S. Representative, U.S. President -
Martin Van Buren

#08 Martin Van Buren - YouTube
Martin Van Buren - Wikipedia 
December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862, an American politician who served as the eighth President of the United States (1837–41). A member of the Democratic Party, he served in a number of senior roles, including eighth Vice President (1833–37) and tenth Secretary of State (1829–31), both under Andrew Jackson. Van Buren's inability as president to deal with the deep economic depression following the Panic of 1837 and with the surging Whig Party led to his defeat in the 1840 election. ...
Presidents  |  New York 

11981 161205     Orphan Train
American Experience . The Orphan Trains - PBS
Orphan Train - History Theatre  Orphan Train: 1858 - 1929
Orphan Train- State Documentary - YouTube
Orphan Train (1979 TV Movie) - Complete, Unedited Movie - YouTube
Orphan Train - Wikipedia 
The Orphan Train Movement was a supervised welfare program that transported orphaned and homeless children from crowded Eastern cities of the United States to foster homes located largely in rural areas of the Midwest. The orphan trains operated between 1854 and 1929, relocating about 200,000 orphaned, abandoned, or homeless children. ... 

11980 161204  Gut microbes may play a role in Parkinson's disease - Popular Science

11979 161204    born c. December 4, 1842     Crazy Horse
Crazy Horse Biography
The Real Wild West - Episode 2 Crazy Horse (HISTORY DOCUMENTARY) - YouTube

Astrology Crazy Horse (Sioux chief), date of birth 1842-12-04, Horoscope, Astrological Portrait, Dominant Planets, Birth Data, Biography
Crazy Horse Memorial bigger than Mount Rushmore - YouTube   South Dakota (Mount Rushmore photos)
Crazy Horse - Wikipedia  literally "His-Horse-Is-Crazy", c. 1842 – September 5, 1877, a Native American war leader of the Oglala Lakota. He took up arms against the United States Federal government to fight against encroachments on the territories and way of life of the Lakota people, including acting as a decoy in the Fetterman Massacre and leading a war party to victory at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in June 1876. ...
Native Americans
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Presidents:    Ulysses S. Grant    #18

11978 161204  31 Gifts You Should Never, Ever Give  MSN
14 Gifts that Might Send the Wrong Message  MSN   

Christmas 2016

11977 161204  How cartoonists are skewering Donald Trump’s tweets - The Washington Post
Funnies  | 
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11976 161204  Friday December 2, 2016 | For Better or For Worse Strip Fix

11975 161203  Obama's gift to Trump: A 'pretty solid' economy - Dec. 2, 2016  CNN Money
Presidential Election 2016

11974 161203  Scientists Turn Nuclear Waste Into Long-Lived Diamond Batteries - 5,000 yrs of battery life: Nuclear waste-formed radioactive diamonds provide long-lasting energy - Popular Mechanics, 12/02/2016

11973 161203     born December 3, 1857    Joseph Conrad  Joseph Conrad;  well know for his novels such as "Heart of Darkness" and "Lord Jim."
Joseph Conrad - Wikipedia 
3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924, a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language....
Trailer Lord Jim 1965 - YouTube

Lord Jim (1965) - IMDb
Apocalypse Now (1979) - IMDb
Joseph Conrad bio - YouTube

11972 161203     born December 2, 1859    Georges Seurat 
Georges Seurat - Painter -
Georges Seurat - Wikipedia 
2 December 1859 – 29 March 1891, a French post-Impressionist painter and draftsman. He is noted for his innovative use of drawing media and for devising the painting techniques known as chromoluminarism and pointillism. ...
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte - Wikipedia
Georges Seurat, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte - 1884, 1884-86 - YouTube
Georges Seurat - YouTube


11971 161202  Arp 240: A Bridge between Spiral Galaxies from Hubble  "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  November 28, 2016   
Milky Way over Shipwreck
 "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  November 30, 2016

11970 161202    born December 1, 1949    Pablo Escobar
Pablo Escobar - Drug Dealer -

Pablo Escobar - Wikipedia  December 1, 1949 – December 2, 1993, a Colombian drug lord and drug trafficker. His cartel, at the height of his career, supplied an estimated 80% of the cocaine smuggled into the United States, turning over US $21.9 billion a year in personal income. Often called "The King of Cocaine", he was the wealthiest criminal in history, with an estimated known net worth of US $30 billion by the early 1990s (equivalent to about $54 billion as of 2015), making him one of the richest men in the world at his prime. ...

11969 161202  Farewell to Cuba’s brutal Big Brother - The Washington Post
11934 161126    R.I.P.    November 25, 2016    Fidel Castro    Fidel Castro, Cuba’s revolutionary leader, dies aged 90 | The Guardian
Fidel Castro  Biography
Fidel Castro - Wikipedia  August 13, 1926 -
November 25, 2016, commonly known as Fidel Castro, is a Cuban politician and revolutionary who governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008. Politically a Marxist–Leninist and Cuban nationalist, he also served as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from 1961 until 2011. Under his administration Cuba became a one-party communist state; industry and business were nationalized, and state socialist reforms implemented throughout society. ...

11968 161201 
December Calendar - Updated  12/01/2016
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11967 161201  Nike self-lacing shoes bring ‘Back to the Future’ to life (for $720) -

11966 161201  National Christmas Tree Lighting, The Ellipse, Washington D.C. early December  
National Christmas Tree (United States) - Wikipedia
First Family Lights National Christmas Tree | NBC4 Washington  12/01/2016

Remarks by President Obama at Lighting of National Christmas Tree - YouTube  2015  


11965 161201  Davis Cup final: Argentina beats Croatia for 1st title |  11/27/2016
Davis Cup

11964 161201     born December 1, 1761    Marie Tussaud
Marie Tussaud - Artist -
Madame Tussauds™ Attractions – Official Madame Tussauds Homepage
Marie Tussaud - Wikipedia
  Anna Maria "Marie" Tussaud (French: [tyso]; née Grosholtz; 1 December 1761 – 16 April 1850, a French artist known for her wax sculptures and Madame Tussauds, the wax museum she founded in London. ...
Death of Madame Tussaud | History Today
Louis xvi, Marie antoinette and Madame tussauds on Pinterest
History of Madame Tussauds - YouTube

Madame Tussauds London Walkthrough HD - YouTube
Making the Lady Gaga Madame Tussauds London figure - YouTube
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas - YouTube
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