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December 2016 Educators' Calendar

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1

World AIDS Day

Rosa Parks Arrested (1955)

Speed Skater Sylvie Daigle's Birthday (1962)

2

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

First Artificial Heart Transplant (1982)

First Woman Federal Party Leader (1989)

3

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

First Human Heart Transplant (1967)

4

U of T Won First Grey Cup (1909)

Game of "Monopoly" Debuted (1935)

Astronaut Roberta Bondar's Birthday (1945)

5

International Volunteer Day

Severe Influenza Hit Montreal (1700)

6

Halifax Explosion (1917)

First Woman Elected as a Federal MP (1921)

The Montreal Massacre Day of Mourning (1989)

7

Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbour (1941)

Basketball Player Larry Bird's Birthday (1956)

8

Inventor Eli Whitney's Birthday (1765)

Timothy Eaton Opened First Store (1869)

Musician John Lennon Murdered (1980)

9

Poet John Milton's Birthday (1608)

Montreal Got First YMCA (1861)

Roller Skates Patented (1884)

10

Human Rights Day

Polanyi Awarded Chemistry Nobel Prize (1986)

11

Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon's Birthday (1863)

Last Men Hanged in Canada (1962)

12

Stolen Mona Lisa Recovered (1913)

Wayne Gretzy Broke NHL Record (1981)

13

New Zealand Discovered (1642)

Artist Emily Carr's Birthday (1871)

Saddam Hussein Captured (2003)

14

South Pole First Reached (1911)

DNA First Synthesized (1967)

15

Sitting Bull Killed (1890)

Basketball Created (1891)

16

Boston Tea Party (1773)

Battle of the Bulge Began (1944)

17

Maple Syrup Day

Wright Brothers' Day

18

The Nutcracker Suite Premiered in Russia (1892)

Steven Spielberg's Birthday (1946)

Figure Skater Brian Orser's Birthday (1961)

19

Dickens's A Christmas Carol Published (1843)

Canadian Director's Titanic Opened (1997)

20

First Games Day (1975)

21

Winter Solstice

Pilgrims Landed at Plymouth (1607)

Crossword Puzzle Debuted (1913)

22

Novelist Samuel Beckett Died (1989)

23

Transistor Debuted (1947)

First Canadian Woman Governor General Appointed (1983)

First Nonstop Flight Around the World (1986)

24

Christmas Eve

Hanukkah Begins at Sundown

Ku Klux Klan Formed (1865)

Verdi's Opera Aida Premiered (1871)

25

Christmas

Nurse Clara Barton's Birthday (1821)

Winnie-the-Pooh Debuted (1925)

26

Boxing Day

Kwanzaa Begins

First Performance of King Lear (1606)

Tsunami in Indian Ocean Killed 280,000 (2004)

27

Visit the Zoo Day

Mathematician Johannes Kepler's Birthday (1571)

Scientist Louis Pasteur's Birthday (1822)

28

Card Playing Day

Chewing Gum Patented (1869)

29

First Issue of Paper Le Soleil (1896)

First Smoking Ban on Flights (1989)

30

Writer Rudyard Kipling's Birthday (1865)

31

New Year's Eve

Make Up Your Mind Day

President Truman Proclaimed End of Hostilities in WWII (1946)


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