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Dec 2014

 
1

First Day of Summer

World AIDS Day

Birth of Australia Post (1901)

Jewish Refugees Accepted into Australia (1938)

Antarctic Treaty (1959)

2

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Napoleon Crowned Emperor of France (1804)

Grace Bussell & Sam Isaacs Rescue Shipwreck Survivors (1876)

First Artificial Heart Transplant (1982)

3

International Day of Disabled Persons

First Commercial Oilfield Discovered (1961)

Signing of Kyoto (2007)

4

Seas and Submerged Lands Act Signed (1973)

Final Report for Council of Aboriginal Reconciliation (2000)

5

International Volunteer Day

Woolworths First Opened (1924)

Gough Whitlam, 21st Prime Minister, Appointed (1972)

6

Feast of St Nicholas

Thomas Edison First Recorded Human Voice (1877)

7

Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor (1941)

8

Mary, Queen of Scots, Born (1542)

US Entered WWII (1941)

9

Australia Declared War on Japan (1941)

Aboriginal Land Rights Act Passed (1976)

Floating of the Australian Dollar (1983)

10

Human Rights Day

First Nobel Prizes Awarded (1901)

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Established (1986)

11

International Mountain Day

King Edward VIII Abdicated Throne (1936)

Hitler Declared War on United States (1941)

Timor Gap Treaty Signed (1989)

12

Marconi Received First Transatlantic Radio Signal (1901)

First Referendum Approved (1906)

Stolen Mona Lisa Recovered (1913)

13

New Zealand Discovered (1642)

Australia Granted Trusteeship of Papua New Guinea (1946)

14

South Pole First Reached (1911)

Liberal Party of Australia Formed (1944)

DNA First Synthesised (1967)

15

Invalid and Old Age Pensions (1908)

Adolf Eichmann Sentenced (1961)

16

Hanukkah Begins at Sundown

Women Stand and Vote (1903)

Earthquake in China Killed 200,000 (1920)

17

Wright Brothers Made First Powered Flight (1903)

18

International Migrants Day

The Nutcracker Suite Premiered in Russia (1892)

19

A Christmas Carol Published (1843)

Robert Menzies Reelected Prime Minister (1949)

John McEwen Elected 18th Prime Minister (1967)

Apollo 17 Returned to Earth (1972)

20

Paul Keating Elected 24th Prime Minister (1991)

21

World Television Day

Crossword Puzzle Debuted (1898)

22

Nicolae Ceausescu Overthrown (1989)

23

White Australia Policy Enacted (1901)

Transistor Debuted (1947)

24

Christmas Eve

25

Christmas

William the Conqueror Crowned King of England (1066)

Sir Isaac Newton Born (1642)

26

Boxing Day

Tsunami in Indian Ocean Killed 280,000 (2004)

27

Louis Pasteur Born (1822)

World Bank Created (1945)

28

Westminster Abbey Consecrated (1065)

First Film Shown (1895)

Nuclear Testing Protest (1995)

29

Thomas Becket Murdered in Canterbury Cathedral (1170)

30

Rudyard Kipling Born (1865)

Sun Yat-sen Elected First President of China (1911)

USSR Established (1922)

31

New Year's Eve

 

 

 

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