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‘Falcon Crest’ Television Debut – Anniversary
‘Falcon Crest’ Television Debut – Anniversary
Dec 4 all-day
Dec 4, 1981. This nighttime serial was set in California wine country and originally focused on Angela Channing’s determined efforts to gain control of the Falcon Crest vineyard and winery; later in the nine-year run[...]
Feast of Saint Barbara
Feast of Saint Barbara
Dec 4 all-day
Feast of Saint Barbara
Dec 4. On this day, traditionally the feast day of St. Barbara, a young girl places a twig from a cherry tree in a glass of water. If it blooms by Christmas Eve, she is[...]
National Grange Founded – Anniversary
National Grange Founded – Anniversary
Dec 4 all-day
On 4 December 1786, the first organized agricultural movement, the National Grange, was founded.
21st Amendment Ratified – Anniversary
21st Amendment Ratified – Anniversary
Dec 5 all-day
Dec 5, 1933. Prohibition ended with the repeal of the 18th Amendment, as the 21st Amendment was ratified. Congress proposed repeal of the 18th Amendment ( the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors, within,[...]
AFL-CIO Founded – Anniversary
AFL-CIO Founded – Anniversary
Dec 5 all-day
Dec 5, 1955. The American Federation of Labor and the Congressof Industrial Organizations joined together in 1955, following 20 years of rivalry, to become the nations leading advocate for trade unions.
George Armstrong Custer’s Birthday – Anniversary
George Armstrong Custer’s Birthday – Anniversary
Dec 5 all-day
Dec 5, 1839. Born at New Rumley, OH, Custer was a cavalry officer in the US Civil War whose courage and leadership brought him admiration and fame. He later spent ten years on the Great[...]
Montgomery Bus Boycott begins – Anniversary
Montgomery Bus Boycott begins – Anniversary
Dec 5 all-day
Montgomery Bus Boycott begins - Anniversary @ http://www.montgomeryboycott.com/
Dec 5, 1955. Rosa Parks was arrested at Montgomery, AL, for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man. In support of Parks,and to protest the arrest, the black community[...]
Walt Disney’s Birthday – Anniversary
Walt Disney’s Birthday – Anniversary
Dec 5 all-day
Dec 5, 1901. Animator, filmmaker, theme park developer, born at Chicago, IL. Disney died at Los Angeles, CA, Dec 15, 1966.
13th Amendment Ratified – Anniversary
13th Amendment Ratified – Anniversary
Dec 6 all-day
Dec 6, 1865. The 13th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, abolishing slavery in the US. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, save as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted,[...]
Dave Brubeck’s Birthday – Anniversary
Dave Brubeck’s Birthday – Anniversary
Dec 6 all-day
Dec 6, 1920. With his innovative and forever intuitive sound as both a pianist and composer, Dave Brubeck became one of the biggest stars of American jazz in the 1950s and 60s, at a time[...]
Feast of Saint Nicholas
Feast of Saint Nicholas
Dec 6 all-day
Dec 6. One of the most venerated saints of both Eastern and Western Christian churches, of whose life little is known, except that he was Bishop of Myra (in what is todays Turkey) in the[...]
Halifax Destroyed – Anniversary
Halifax Destroyed – Anniversary
Dec 6 all-day
Dec 6, 1917. More than 1,650 people were killed at Halifax when the Norwegian ship Imo plowed into the French munitions ship Mont Blanc.Mont Blanc was loaded with 4,000 tons of TNT, 2,300 tons of[...]
Missouri Earthquakes – Anniversary
Missouri Earthquakes – Anniversary
Dec 6 all-day
Dec 6, 1811. New Madrid, MO. Most prolonged series of earthquakes in US history occurred not in California, but in the Midwest. Lasted until Feb 12, 1812. There were few deaths because of the sparse[...]
National Miners Day
National Miners Day
Dec 6 all-day
Dec 6. In appreciation, honor and remembrance of the accomplishments and sacrifices of miners. To provide a sober reminder of the risks that miners are routinely exposed to in their work and to set aside[...]
Pearl Harbor Day – 75th Anniversary
Pearl Harbor Day – 75th Anniversary
Dec 7 all-day
Dec 7, 1941. At 7: 55 AM (local time) Dec 7, 1941, a date that will live in infamy, nearly 200 Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, long considered the US Gibraltar of the Pacific.[...]
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Dec 8 all-day
A holy day of obligation in the Roman Catholic church, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception honors the conception of the Virgin Mary byher mother Anne.
John Lennon Shot – Anniversary
John Lennon Shot – Anniversary
Dec 8 all-day
Dec 8, 1980. On this date deranged gunman Mark David Chapman shot and killed rock star John Lennon outside his apartment building as he returned from a recording session. The death of the former Beatle,[...]
Soviet Union Dissolved – Anniversary
Soviet Union Dissolved – Anniversary
Dec 8 all-day
Dec 8, 1991. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) ceased to exist, as the republics of Russia, Byelorussia and Ukraine signedan agreement at Minsk, Byelorussia, creating the Commonwealth of Independent States. The remaining republics,[...]
US Enters World War II – Anniversary
US Enters World War II – Anniversary
Dec 8 all-day
The United States entered World War II with declarations of waron Japan on 8 December 1941. A declaration of war on Germany would follow on 11 December 1941.
Coronation Street Debut – Anniversary
Coronation Street Debut – Anniversary
Dec 9 all-day
Dec 9, 1960. One of the UKs longest-running television series, Coronation Street depicts the working-class denizens of a neighborhoodin Manchester, England. Created by Tony Warren, this soap is a cultural touchstone, and show story lines[...]
First Formal Cremation in the US – Anniversary
First Formal Cremation in the US – Anniversary
Dec 9 all-day
Dec 9, 1792. The first formal cremation of a human body in America took place near Charleston, SC. Henry Laurens, colonial statesman and signer of the Treaty of Paris ending the Revolutionary War, in his[...]
Grace Hopper’s Birthday – Anniversary
Grace Hopper’s Birthday – Anniversary
Dec 9 all-day
Dec 9, 1906. Born at New York, NY. When she retired from the US Navy at the age of 79, she was the oldest naval officer ever on active duty. She attained the rank of[...]
Ada Lovelace’s Birthday – 200th Anniversary
Ada Lovelace’s Birthday – 200th Anniversary
Dec 10 all-day
Dec 10, 1815. Born London, England, the only legitimate child of Romantic poet Lord Byron, Lovelace was an applied mathematician and author of the worlds first detailed description of a computer in her work Notes,[...]
Human Rights Day
Human Rights Day
Dec 10 all-day
Human Rights Day is on 10 December each year, marking the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
Spanish-American War Ends – Anniversary
Spanish-American War Ends – Anniversary
Dec 10 all-day
Dec 10, 1898. Following the conclusion of the Spanish-AmericanWar in 1898, American and Spanish ambassadors met at Paris, France, to negotiate a treaty. Under the terms of this treaty, Spain granted the US the Philippine[...]
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