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December 2016 Educators' Calendar

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Dec 2016

 

 

 

 
1

World AIDS Day

Sherlock Holmes First in Print (1887)

Rosa Parks Refused to Give Up Bus Seat (1955)

2

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Napoleon Crowned Emperor of France (1804)

First Artificial Heart Transplant (1982)

First Protestant & Catholic Cabinet Convened in Northern Ireland (1999)

3

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

4

Game of "Monopoly" Debuted (1935)

5

International Volunteer Day

Animator Walt Disney Born (1901)

6

Feast of St. Nicholas

Thomas Edison First Recorded Human Voice (1877)

7

Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbour (1941)

8

Mary, Queen of Scots, Born (1542)

U.S. Entered WWII (1941)

Musician John Lennon Murdered (1980)

9

Poet John Milton Born (1608)

China Declared War on Japan, Germany, and Italy (1941)

The Great Smog Lifted from London (1952)

10

Human Rights Day

Melvil Dewey Born (1851)

First Nobel Prizes Awarded (1901)

11

King Edward VIII Abdicated Throne (1936)

Hitler Declared War on United States (1941)

12

Marconi Received First Transatlantic Radio Signal (1901)

Stolen Mona Lisa Recovered (1913)

Kenya Gained Independence from Britain (1963)

13

New Zealand Discovered (1642)

14

South Pole First Reached (1911)

DNA First Synthesised (1967)

Israel Annexed Golan Heights (1981)

15

French Defeated Germans in Battle of Verdun (1916)

Glenn Miller Disappeared Over English Channel (1944)

Nazi SS Officer Adolf Eichmann Sentenced (1961)

16

Oliver Cromwell Became Lord Protector (1653)

Boston Tea Party (1773)

Battle of the Bulge Began (1944)

17

France Recognised American Independence (1777)

Wright Brothers Made First Powered Flight (1903)

18

The Nutcracker Suite Premiered in Russia (1892)

19

A Christmas Carol Published (1843)

Apollo 17 Returned to Earth (1972)

20

Cardiff Proclaimed Capital of Wales (1955)

21

Pilgrims Landed at Plymouth (1620)

Crossword Puzzle Debuted (1898)

22

Winter Solstice

Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu Overthrown (1989)

23

Transistor Debuted (1947)

First Nonstop Flight Around the World (1986)

24

Christmas Eve

Hanukkah Begins at Sundown

War of 1812 Ended (1814)

Verdi's Opera Aida Premiered (1871)

25

Christmas

William the Conqueror Crowned King of England (1066)

Physicist Sir Issac Newton Born (1642)

26

Kwanzaa Begins

St. Stephen's Day (Boxing Day)

First Performance of King Lear (1606)

Tsunami in Indian Ocean Killed 280,000 (2004)

27

Mathematician Johannes Kepler Born (1571)

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur Born (1822)

World Bank Created (1945)

28

Westminster Abbey Consecrated (1065)

First Film Shown (1895)

29

Thomas Becket Murdered in Canterbury Cathedral (1170)

Constitution of Ireland Enacted (1937)

30

Author Rudyard Kipling Born (1865)

USSR Established (1922)

31

New Year's Eve (Hogmanay)

Truman Proclaimed End of Hostilities in WWII (1946)

Marshall Plan Expired (1961)

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