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Dec 2014

 
1

World AIDS Day

James Baldwin's Birthday (1924)

Rosa Parks Arrested (1955)

2

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Environmental Protection Agency Established (1970)

First Artificial Heart Transplant (1982)

3

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Illinois Admission Day (1818)

First Human Heart Transplant (1967)

4

National Cookie Day

James Monroe Elected President (1816)

Game of "Monopoly" Debuted (1935)

5

International Volunteer Day

Martin Van Buren's Birthday (1789)

6

Feast of St. Nicholas

13th Amendment Ratified (1865)

Washington Monument Completed (1884)

First Taxicabs Began Operation (1897)

7

Delaware Ratified U.S. Constitution (1786)

Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor (1941)

8

Eli Whitney's Birthday (1765)

U.S. Entered WWII (1941)

John Lennon Murdered (1980)

9

Poet John Milton's Birthday (1608)

Roller Skates Patented (1884)

10

Human Rights Day

Mississippi Admission Day (1817)

First Nobel Prizes Awarded (1901)

11

Noodle-Ring Day

Indiana Admission Day (1816)

Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon's Birthday (1863)

12

Poinsettia Day

Pennsylvania Admission Day (1787)

Stolen Mona Lisa Recovered (1913)

13

New Zealand Discovered (1642)

First Susan B. Anthony Dollar Issued (1979)

Saddam Hussein Captured (2003)

14

Alabama Admission Day (1819)

South Pole First Reached (1911)

DNA First Synthesized (1967)

George W. Bush Accepted Presidency After Recount (2000)

15

Sitting Bull Killed (1890)

Game of Basketball Created (1891)

16

Hanukkah Begins at Sundown

Boston Tea Party (1773)

Battle of the Bulge Began (1944)

First Black Secretary of State Selected (2000)

17

Maple Syrup Day

Wright Brothers' Day

France Recognized American Independence (1777)

18

New Jersey Admission Day (1787)

The Nutcracker Suite Premiered in Russia (1892)

Steven Spielberg's Birthday (1946)

19

Poor Richard's Almanac Published (1732)

Apollo 17 Returned to Earth (1972)

Pres. Bill Clinton Impeached (1998)

20

Louisiana Purchase (1803)

South Carolina First to Secede from Union (1860)

21

Winter Solstice

Pilgrims Landed at Plymouth (1620)

Crossword Puzzle Debuted (1913)

22

Beatrix Potter Died (1943)

23

Maryland Voted to Cede Land for District of Columbia (1788)

Transistor Debuted (1947)

First Nonstop Flight Around the World (1986)

24

Christmas Eve

Ku Klux Klan Formed (1865)

Verdi's Opera Aida Premiered (1871)

25

Christmas

Clara Barton's Birthday (1821)

26

Kwanzaa Begins

First Performance of King Lear (1606)

First Kwanzaa Celebrated (1966)

South Asian Tsunami (2004)

27

Visit the Zoo Day

Johannes Kepler's Birthday (1571)

Louis Pasteur's Birthday (1822)

World Bank Created (1945)

28

Iowa Admission Day (1846)

Chewing Gum Patented (1869)

First Film Shown (1895)

Pledge of Allegiance Recognized by Congress (1945)

29

Pres. Andrew Johnson's Birthday (1808)

Texas Admission Day (1845)

30

Rudyard Kipling's Birthday (1865)

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

USSR Established (1922)

31

New Year's Eve

Make Up Your Mind Day

Truman Proclaimed End of Hostilities in WWII (1946)

 

 

 


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