Dec. 10, Human Rights Day

1936- British king Edward VIII abdicates throne to Jorge V to marry Wallis Warfield Simpson, an American-born divorcee.

1941- Germany declares war against the US during World War II.

1948- The United Nations adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

1964- Jean-Paul Sartre refuses Noble Prize in Literature based on his principle of rejecting official honors and distinctions.

1981- Spain joins the North Atlantic Treaty Organization “NATO”.

1996- Exportation of Iraq oil resumed according to the Oil-for-Food agreement.

1997- The signing of a new constitution abolishing apartheid in South Africa.

1950- UN General Assembly proclaims December 10 as Human Rights Day.

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