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December 2016 Educators' Calendar

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Dec 2016

 

 

 

 
1

World AIDS Day

Writer James Baldwin's Birthday (1924)

Rosa Parks Arrested (1955)

2

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Special Education Day

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

National Dice Day

James Monroe Elected President (1816)

Game of "Monopoly" Debuted (1935)

5

International Volunteer Day

Pres. Martin Van Buren's Birthday (1789)

6

Feast of St. Nicholas

13th Amendment Ratified (1865)

Washington Monument Completed (1884)

7

Delaware Ratified U.S. Constitution (1786)

Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor (1941)

8

Inventor Eli Whitney's Birthday (1765)

U.S. Entered WWII (1941)

Musician John Lennon Murdered (1980)

9

Poet John Milton's Birthday (1608)

Roller Skates Patented (1884)

10

Dewey Decimal System Day

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)

Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting Killed 26 (2012)

15

Sitting Bull Killed (1890)

Game of Basketball Created (1891)

16

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)

Filmmaker 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

Author 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

Hanukkah Begins at Sundown

Christmas Eve

Ku Klux Klan Formed (1865)

Verdi's Opera Aida Premiered (1871)

25

Christmas

Nurse 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

Mathematician Johannes Kepler's Birthday (1571)

Scientist 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

Writer Rudyard Kipling's Birthday (1865)

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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