Thought for Today:
Every time a child says, I don't believe in fairies, there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead.
Today's Highlight in History:
1904: James Barrie's play Peter Pan premiered in London on December 27. The story is about a boy who lives in Neverland, better known as Never-Never Land, a country where no child ever grows up. Peter brings the three children of the Darling family from London to Never-Never Land; they eventually decide not to stay, but Wendy, the eldest, promises to return every spring. The most apparent thematic thread in the story concerns growing up (or not), with the character of Peter wanting to remain a child forever in order to avoid the responsibilities of adulthood. "Peter Pan syndrome" has become a psychiatric term used to describe an adult who is afraid of commitment and/or refuses to act his age.
1945: The World Bank is created with the signing of an agreement by 28 nations on December 27. It is an international organization dedicated to providing financing, advice and research to developing nations to aid their economic advancement.