Photo was taken at Carrigaline, Co.Cork (Irl)
Despite winter sunshine, it was just too cold for the frost to melt yesterday. Much of Ireland and western Europe is now experiencing some very cold weather.
On This Day
On December 10th 1868 The world’s first traffic light was erected near Westminster Bridge in London; however, it was removed a month later after a gas leak caused one of the lights to explode.
On December 10th 1901 the first Nobel Peace Prizes were awarded to Red Cross founder Jean Henri Dunant and peace activist Frederic Passy
On Decemeber 10th 2019 World Anti-Doping Agency bans Russia from all major sporting events including the current football World Cup in Qatar for manipulating laboratory data
Loraine Barry (Ireland’s Dancing With The Stars Judge) is 58
Saint For Today
The Saint for today is Catherine McAuley. She found her God where ever there was a human need. Her religious rue of life was simply loving people inspired by God’s love. Before the switch to Euro notes she featured on the old Irish 5 Pounds note.
Significance Of Today
Today is International Animal Rights Day. Humans, who share the planet with all kinds of different creatures, sometimes need to be reminded that animals deserve to be treated with dignity, respect and care.
Toda is also Nobel Prize Day. One of the highest honours that can be earned in various forms of science and other admirable works, the Nobel Prize is awarded annually on Nobel Prize Day.
Talking Point Today
The exit of Brazil in the quarter finals of the World Cup as Croatia beat then on penalites
Interesting Quote For Today
“Tis better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.” ~Alrded Lord Tennyson
Did You Know
Did you know that it only takes 6 minutes for alcohol to affect your brain