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International Mountain Day
December 11, 2013 in the World

International Mountain Day is celebrated on December 11, 2013. The day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2003, as they encouraged the international community to organize events at all levels on that day to highlight the importance of sustainable mountain development. The day is observed every year with a different theme relevant to sustainable mountain development.

FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) is the U.N. Organization mandated to lead observance of International Mountain Day. The days aim is it to raise awareness about the relevance of mountain forests and the role they play within a Green Economy as well as in climate change adaptation measures. International Mountain Day adopts a different theme every year.

A mountain is a large landform that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area usually in the form of a peak. A mountain is generally steeper than a hill. The highest mountain on Earth based from sea level is Mount Everest (8,848 m (29,029 ft)) in the Himalayas of Asia. The highest known mountain in the Solar System is Olympus Mons on the planet Mars at 21,171 m (69,459 ft).

Where is Mountain Day?
Worldwide

Noodle Ring Day
December 11, 2013 in the USA

A noodle is a type of food with a thin and elongated shape made from unleavened dough that is usually cooked in a boiling liquid. Depending upon the type, noodles may be dried or refrigerated before cooking. The word derives from the German Nudel (noodle) and may be related to the Latin word nodus (knot).

The oldest known noodles were found in China at the Qijia culture Lajia site in Qinghai, Shandong province. The 4,000-year-old noodles appear to have been made from foxtail millet and broomcorn millet.

German Noodle Ring With Cheese Sauce:
http://www.recipesource.com/ethnic/europe/german/01/rec0145.html

Where is National Noodle Ring Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events:

1282 – Llywelyn ab Gruffydd/Llywelyn the Last (b. c.1228), the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, south Wales. Reigned from 1259

1620 – 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock (12

1719 – 1st recorded display of Aurora Borealis in north American colonies (New England)

1844 – 1st dental use of nitrous oxide, Hartford, Ct

1905 – 120°F (49°C), Rivadavia, Argentina (South American record)

1909 – Colored moving pictures demonstrated at Madison Square Garden, NYC

1931 – Statute of Westminster gives complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, NZ, South Africa, Ireland, Newfoundlannd.

1936 – Edward VIII announces in a radio broadcast that he is abdicating the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson

1946 – UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) established (Nobel 1965)

1960 – Black Sunday – Riot in Algiers, 114 die

1961 – JFK provides US miltary helicopters & crews to South Vietnam

1979 – Great Britain grants independence to Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)

1997 – The Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change opens for signature.

2001 – The People’s Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization.

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