December 2017

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017
ANTARCTICA DAY
BECKY THATCHER DAY
PORTUGAL:  INDEPENDENCE DAY
U.N.:  WORLD A.I.D.S. DAY
INTERNATIONAL CALENDAR AWARENESS MONTH
LEARN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE MONTH
NATIONAL TIE MONTH
SPIRITUAL LITERACY MONTH
UN: UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS MONTH
2ND CRUSADE BEGAN, 1145
MARIE GROSHOLTZ TOUSSAUD, 1761
US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION DECIDED BY HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (JOHN QUINCY ADAMS), 1824
1ST PHONE IN WHITE HOUSE, 1878
"H M S PINAFORE" OPENED, 1879
REX TODHUNTER STOUT, 1886
JAMES NAISMITH INVENTED BASKETBALL, SPRINGFIELD, MA, 1891
"GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY" RELEASED IN US, 1903
FORD OPENED 1ST ASSEMBLY LINE, 1913
MARY VIRGINIA MARTIN, 1914
BOYS TOWN, 1917
ICELAND INDEPENDENT OF DENMARK, 1918
LOU RAWLS, 1933
STALIN BEGAN PURGES, 1934
WOODY ALLEN (ALLEN STEWART KONIGSBURG), 1935
LEE BUCK TREVINO, 1939
RICHARD PRYOR, 1940
CIVIL AIR PATROL FOUNDED, 1941
BETTE MIDLER, 1944
1ST EDITION "PLAYBOY", 1953
SENATE VOTED TO SILENCE McCARTHY, 1954
ROSA PARKS ARRESTED, MONTGOMERY, AL, 1955
ANTARCTIC TREATY BANNED MILITARY ACTIVITY & WEAPONS TESTING, 1959
CAROL ALT, 1960
MICHAEL JOSEPH CONROY, 1960
EZRA POUND DIED, 1972
"BRAZIL" RELEASED IN US, 1985
"ATLANTIS" DEPLOYED SECRET SPY SATELLITE, 1988
ALVIN AILEY DIED, 1989
TUNNELERS MET UNDER ENGLISH CHANNEL, 1990
US SENATE PASSED GATT (GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TRADE & TARIFFS), 1994
MACAU RETURNED TO CHINESE FROM PORTUGESE CONTROL, 1999
"ERIN BROCKOVICH" RELEASED IN US, 2000
"SONGCATHER" RELEASED IN US, 2000
"LAST SAMURAI" RELEASED IN US, 2003
DICKENS ON THE STRAND FESTIVAL, GALVESTON, TX, 2017
DOWNTOWN TREE LIGHTING, TIGARD, OR, 2017
FILM FESTIVAL, CROMARTY, HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS, SCOTLAND, 2017
NATIONAL SALESPERSONS DAY, 2017
REJOICE EUROPEAN CAROLS & READINGS, VANCOUVER, BC, 2017
RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL, ORLANDO, FL, 2017
UTAH WINTER FAIR, FARMINGTON, UT, 2017
WINTER FESTIVAL OPENS, SOUTHBANK CENTRE, LONDON, ENGLAND, 2017
WINTER WONDERFEST OPENS, NAVY PIER, CHICAGO, IL, 2017
WINTERFEST, DALLAS, OR, 2017


SATRURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017
UN: INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY
WALTER PLINGE (NAME USED BY BRITISH ACTORS TO CONCEAL PLAYING MORE THAN ONE ROLE) DAY
GERHARDUS MERCATOR DIED, 1594
NAPOLEON CROWNED EMPEROR OF FRANCE, 1804
MARQUIS DE SADE DIED, 1814
MONROE DOCTRINE ANNOUNCED, 1823
DR JOSEPH BELL, 1837
GEORGES PIERRE SEURAT, 1859
JOHN BROWN HANGED, CHARLES TOWN, VA, 1859
CHARLES RINGLING, 1863
CHARLES DICKENS GAVE 1ST READING IN US, NEW YORK, NY, 1867
NIKOS KAZANTIZAKAS, 1885
U.S. ACQUIRED AMERICAN SAMOA, 1899
KING CAMP GILLETTE PATENTED SAFETY RAZOR, 1901
MARY BAKER EDDY DIED, 1910
RAY WALSTON ("MY FAVORITE MARTIAN"), 1914
ADOLPH GREEN (BROADWAY COMPOSER), 1915
RUSSIA & CENTRAL POWERS AGREED TO ARMISTICE, 1917
MARIA CALLAS (MARIA CECILIA SOPHIA ANNA KALOGEROPOULOS), 1923
ALEXANDER MEIGS HAIG, JR., 1924
1ST FORD MODEL A UNVEILED, 1927
BOB HOPE & BING CROSBY 1ST PAIRED IN "THE MASK OF FU MANCHU", 1932
1ST SELF-SUSTAINING NUCLEAR CHAIN REACTION, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, 1942
WILLIAM WEGMAN, 1943
GIANNI VERSACEE, 1946
US SENATE CENSURED McCARTHY FOR CONDUCT UNBECOMING A SENATOR, 1954
LUCY LIU, 1968
1ST FLIGHT OF A BOEING 747, 1969
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 1971
GATES OF THE ARCTIC, DENALI, GLACIER BAY, KATMAI, KENAI FJORDS, KOBUK VALLEY, LAKE CLARK, & 
	WRANGELL-ST ELIAS NATIONAL PARKS ESTABLISHED, 1980
BRITNEY SPEARS, 1981
BARNEY CLARK RECEIVED 1ST ARTIFICIAL HEART TRANSPLANT, 1982
DESI ARNAZ DIED, 1986
AARON COPLAND DIED, 1990
ENRON FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY, 2001
"AEON FLUX" RELEASED IN US, 2005
ROBIN HOOD WINTER FESTIVAL, SHERWOOD, OR, 2017
TANKS GIVING, FLYING HERITAGE & COMBAT ARMOR MUSEUM, SEATTLE, WA, 2017
URBAN CRAFTS UPRISING, SEATTLE CENTER, SEATTLE, WA, 2017
WINTERFEST, BURIEN, WA, 2017


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017
UN:  INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
GILBERT CHARLES STUART (AMERICAN PORTRAIT PAINTER), 1755
MARY ANN LAMB (SISTER OF & COLLABORATOR WITH CHARLES), 1764
WASHINGTON & TROOPS CROSSED DELAWARE RIVER, 1776
ILLINOIS ADMITTED (21ST), 1818
OBERLIN COLLEGE BECAME 1ST CO-ED COLLEGE IN US, 1833
CHARLES ALFRED PILLSBURY, 1842
JOSEPH CONRAD (JOSEF TEODOR KONRAD KORZENIOWSKI), 1857
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON DIED, 1894
ANNA FREUD, 1895
CARLOS MONTOYA, 1903
JOHANN von NEUMANN, 1903
JOHN BARTLETT DIED, 1905
NINO RATE (ITALIAN COMPOSER OF FILM SCORES), 1911
1ST BALKAN WAR (BALKAN LEAGUE VS TURKEY) ENDED, 1912
PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR DIED, 1919
AGATHA CHRISTIE DISAPPEARED FOR 11 DAYS, 1926
ANDY WILLIAMS, 1927
JOHN MICHAEL "OZZY" OSBOUNE, 1948
CIVIL WAR BEGAN IN GREECE, 1949
ELVIS PRESLEY'S 1ST RCA RELEASE, 1955
"CAMELOT" OPENED, NEW YORK, NY, 1960
DARYL HANNAH, 1960
JULIANNE MOORE, 1961
KATARINA WITT, 1965
CHRISTIAAN BARNARD PERFORMED 1ST SUCCESSFUL HUMAN HEART TRANSPLANT (LEWIS 
	WASHKENSKI), 1967
BRENDAN FRASER, 1968
HOLLY MARIE COMBS ("CHARMED"), 1973
BHOPAL UNION CARBIDE DISASTER (2,000 KILLED, 200,000 INJURED), 1984
"SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE" RELEASED IN US, 1998
"STAR WARS 1–PHANTOM MENACE" RELEASED IN US, 1999
MADELINE KAHN DIED, 1999
1ST SUNDAY IN ADVENT, 2017
FULL COLD MOON, 2017
SCOTTISH BORDERS WINTER FESTIVAL, GALASHIELS, SCOTLAND, 2017


MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017
ST. BARBARA'S DAY (DE-SAINTED 1970)
JESUIT MISSION BECAME 1ST BUILDING IN CHICAGO, IL, 1674
THOMAS HOBBES DIED, 1679
#10 DOWNING STREET BECAME OFFICIAL RESIDENCE OF BRITISH P.M., 1735
WASHINGTON'S FAREWELL TO TROOPS, N.Y. CITY, 1783
MISSION SANTA BARBARA FOUNDED, 1786
THOMAS CARLYLE (SCOTTISH ESSAYIST & HISTORIAN), 1795     
PETER GAILLORD PATENTED POWER MOWER, 1812
SAMUEL BUTLER (SATIRIST AND AUTHOR–EREWHON), 1835
LILLIAN RUSSELL (HELEN LOUISE LEONARD), 1861
NATIONAL GRANGE OF HUSBANDRY FOUNDED, 1867
"MARY CELESTE" DISCOVERED ABANDONED NEAR AZORES, 1872
FRANCISCO FRANCO, 1892
GREGORY "PAPPY" BOYINGTON (MARINE AVIATOR, "BLACK SHEEP SQUADRON"), 1912
PSYCHIATRIST W H RIVERS PRESENTED REPORT 1ST DESCRIBING SHELL-SHOCK, 1917
HELEN M. CHASE (CHASE'S CALENDAR OF ANNUAL EVENTS), 1924
VATICAN APPROVED RHYTHM METHOD, 1930
ROBERT LEE VESCO, 1935
MAX BAER, JR (JETHRO, "BEVERLY HILLBILLIES"), 1937
CHRISTIANS IN WARSAW SET UP "COUNCIL FOR THE ASSISTANCE OF THE JEWS", 1942
US SENATE APPROVED PARTICIPATION IN UN, 1945
JEFF BRIDGES, 1949
KILLER SMOG HIT LONDON (LASTED 4 DAYS, AT LEAST 4000 KILLED), 1952
CASSANDRA WILSON (JAZZ VOCALIST), 1955
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET (CARL PERKINS, ELVIS PRESLEY, JERRY LEE LEWIS & JOHNNY CASH) RECORDED @ SUN 
	STUDIOS, MEMPHIS, TN, 1956
CHASE'S CALENDAR'S 1ST EDITION, 1957
MARISA TOMEI, 1964
TYRA BANKS, 1973
TERRY ANDERSON BECAME LAST US HOSTAGE IN LEBANON TO BE RELEASED (AFTER 2454 DAYS), 1991
PRES GEORGE H BUSH SENT US TROOPS TO SOMALIA, 1992
FRANK ZAPPA DIED, 1993
"AMISTAD" RELEASED IN US, 1997
AMANDA KNOX CONVICTED OF MURDER IN ITALY, 2009


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2017
BATHTUB PARTY DAY
THAILAND:  KING RAMA X'S (BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ) BIRTHDAY
COLUMBUS DISCOVERED HAITI, 1492
PHI BETTA KAPPA, 1ST AMERICAN SCHOLASTIC FRATERNITY, WILLIAM & MARY COLLEGE, 1776
MARTIN VAN BUREN (8TH PRES), 1782
PHYLLIS WHEATLEY (AFRICAN AMERICAN POET) DIED, 1784
MOZART DIED, 1791
CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI (GOBLIN MARKET), 1830
GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER, 1839
ALEXANDRE DUMAS, PÉRE, DIED, 1870
BILL PICKETT (RODEO CLOWN & INVENTOR OF BULLDOGGING), 1871
PRES GRANT APOLOGIZED TO CONGRESS FOR HIS INEXPERIENCE, 1876
CLYDE VERNON CESSNA, 1879
FRITZ LANG, 1890
WALTER ELIAS DISNEY, 1901
WERNER KARL HEISENBERG, 1901
JAMES STROM THURMOND (FORMER SEN, SC), 1902
OTTO PREMINGER, 1906
CLAUDE MANET DIED, 1926
MARIE THERESE REISER CONROY, 1933
REPEAL OF PROHIBITION (21ST AMENDMENT) RATIFIED, 1933
"LITTLE" RICHARD WAYNE PENNIMAN, 1935
US NAVY FLIGHT 19 DISAPPEARED ON ROUTINE TRAINING MISSION FROM FT LAUDERDALE NAVAL 
	AIR STATION, 1945
JOSE MARIA CARRERAS, 1946
JIM MESSINA, 1947
"ABBOTT & COSTELLO SHOW" TV DEBUT, 1953
A.F.L.-C.I.O. JOINED, 1955
BUS BOYCOTT BEGAN, MONTGOMERY, AL, 1955
ROMAN CATHOLICS ALLOWED TO EAT MEAT ON FRIDAYS, 1966
FRANKIE MUNIZ, 1985
ALAN GREENSPAN USED "IRRATIONAL EXUBERANCE" IN SPEECH, 1996
"STUART LITTLE" RELEASED IN US, 1999
"OCEAN'S 11" RELEASED IN US, 2001
"DRUMLINE" RELEASED IN US, 2002
"LORD OF THE RINGS–THE TWO TOWERS" RELEASED IN US, 2002
"TURANDOT", LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO, 2017
UN WORLD SOIL DAY, 2017


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017
PAWNBROKER'S DAY/ST. NICHOLAS' DAY (DIED 342)
HENRY VI, 1421
BALDASSARE CASTIGLIONE, 1478
QUITO, ECUADOR, FOUNDED, 1534
US CONGRESS MOVED TO NEW YORK FROM PHILADELPHIA, 1790
JEAN-EUGENE ROBERT HOUDIN, 1805
NEW MADRID, MO, EARTHQUAKES–MOST SEVERE IN LOWER 48 STATES, 1811
WILLIAM SURREY HART (1ST WESTERN MOVIE STAR), 1864
13TH AMENDMENT RATIFIED (ABOLISHED SLAVERY IN US), 1865
EVELYN UNDERHILL, 1875
"LADIES' HOME JOURNAL", 1883
KAHLIL GIBRAN, 1883
WASHINGTON MONUMENT COMPLETED, 1884
JOYCE ALFRED KILMER (AMERICAN POET KILLED IN WW I), 1886
JEFFERSON DAVIS DIED, 1889
IRA GERSHWIN (ISRAEL GERSHVIN), 1896
ALFRED EISENSTAEDT (AMERICAN PHOTOJOURNALIST), 1898
AGNES MOOREHEAD (MOM, "BEWITCHED"), 1906
GEORGE "BABY FACE" NELSON (LESTER GILLS), 1908
FINLAND INDEPENDENT OF RUSSIA, 1917
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, DESTROYED IN MUNITIONS SHIPS EXPLOSION, 1917
DAVID WARREN BRUBECK, 1920
IRISH FREE STATE PROCLAIMED, 1921
PRES. COOLIDGE MADE 1ST PRESIDENTIAL RADIO ADDRESS, 1923
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, 1947
THOMAS HULCE ("AMADEUS"), 1953
CONCERT @ ALTAMONT, 1969
GERALD FORD SWORN IN AS VICE-PRESIDENT, 1973
"GANDHI" RELEASED IN US, 1982
ROY ORBISON DIED, 1988
"STAR TREK VI:  THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY", 1991
ELIAN GONZALEZ, 1993


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017
UN: INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION DAY
HENRY STEWART, LORD DARNLEY (HUSBAND OF MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS), 1545
GIAN LORENZO BERNINI, 1598
JACK JOUETT (RODE W/PAUL REVERE), 1754
MARIE GROSHOLTZ TUSSAUD, 1761
DELAWARE BECAME 1ST STATE TO RATIFY CONSTITUTION, 1787
LEWIS & CLARK EXPEDITION ESTABLISHED WINTER CAMP @ FT CLATSOP, 1805
THEODOR SCHWANN, 1810
WILLIAM BLIGH DIED, 1817
RICHARD WARREN SEARS, 1863
WILLA SIBERT CATHER, 1873
EDISON DEMONSTRATED GRAMOPHONE, 1877
GERRIT PETER "GERARD" KUIPER (ASTRONOMER), 1905
ELECTROLUX PATENTED HOUSEHOLD REFRIGERATOR, 1926
AVRAM NOAM CHOMSKY, 1928
7:55 AM JAPANESE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR, 1941
HARRY FOSTER CHAPIN, 1942
MICROWAVE OVEN PATENTED, 1945
GREGG ALLMAN, 1947
JOHNNY LEE BENCH, 1947
CHIANG KAI-SHEK FLED MAINLAND CHINA TO FORMOSA, 1949
INSTANT REPLAY 1ST USED, CBS, 1963
APOLLO 17, LAST MANNED LUNAR MISSION, 1972
INDONESIA INVADED EAST TIMOR, 1975
"STAR TREK:  THE MOTION PICTURE", 1979
NATIONAL FIRE SAFETY COUNCIL, 1979
CHARLES BROOKS JR BECAME 1ST EXECUTED BY LETHAL INJECTION, HUNTSVILLE, TX, 1982
GORBACHEV ARRIVED IN US FOR SUMMIT W/REAGAN, 1987
EARTHQUAKE IN ARMENIA, 1988
"GALILEO" BEGAN ORBITING JUPITER, 1995
"BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN" RELEASED IN US, 2005
"WORLD'S FASTEST INDIAN" RELEASED IN US, 2005
ELIZABETH EDWARDS (MARY ELIZABETH ANANIA EDWARDS) DIED, 2010
FAIRY & EARTH FESTIVAL, BROOKSVILLE, FL, 2017


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017
FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
MARY STUART, QUEEN OF SCOTS, 1542
GIAN LORENZO BERNINI, 1598
ELI WHITNEY, 1765
AMERICAN FORCES BEGAN SIEGE OF QUEBEC (SEE 12/31), 1775
JAMES HOBAN (DESIGNED WHITE HOUSE) DIED, 1831  
WILLIAM CRAPO DURANT, 1861
PRES LINCOLN ANNOUNCED "POLICY OF AMNESTY & RECONCILIATION", 1863
JOHAN JULIUS CHRISTIEN "JEAN" SIBELIUS, 1865
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR, COLUMBUS, OH, 1886
DIEGO RIVERA (MEXICAN PAINTER & MURALIST), 1886
ELZIE CRISLER SEGAR (CREATOR OF "POPEYE"), 1894
JAMES GROVER THURBER, 1894
PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL MONUMENT, AZ, 1906
SAMMY DAVIS, JR., 1925
MAXIMILIAN SCHELL, 1930
CLEROW "FLIP" WILSON, 1933
DAVID (JOHN ARTHUR) CARRADINE, 1936
JAMES GALWAY, 1939
LUFTWAFFE BEGAN BOMBING LONDON, 1940
US, BRITAIN & AUSTRALIA DECLARED WAR ON JAPAN, 1941
JIM MORRISON, 1943
JAPANESE AUTO INDUSTRY RESUMED POST-WAR PRODUCTION, 1945
JOHN BANVILLE, 1945
GREGG ALLMAN, 1947
"GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES" BROADWAY OPENING, 1949
GOVT OF NATIONALIST CHINA FLED TO FORMOSA, 1949
KILLER SMOG IN LONDON ENDED (BEGAN 12/4, KILLED 4,000-8,000), 1952
KIM BASINGER, 1953
ANN COULTER, 1961
SINEAD O'CONNOR, 1966
GOLDA MEIR DIED, 1978
JOHN LENNON KILLED, 1980
U.S. & U.S.S.R. SIGNED TREATY ELIMINATING MEDIUM- & SHORTER-RANGE NUCLEAR MISSILES, 1987
KIMBERLY BERGALIS DIED (1ST TO CONTRACT AIDS FROM HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL), 1991
SOVIET UNION ENDED/COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES, 1991
PRES CLINTON SIGNED NAFTA, 1993
"SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE" RELEASED IN US, 1998
"WILD THORNBERRYS MOVIE" RELEASED IN US, 2002
"OCEAN'S 12" RELEASED IN US, 2004
OFFICIAL LOST & FOUND DAY, 2017
RENAISSANCE FAIRE, INGLESIDE, TX, 2017


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017
EDWIN SANDYS (FOUNDED VIRGINIA COLONY), 1561
JOHN MILTON, 1608
HENRY LAURENS BECAME 1ST FORMAL CREMATEE IN U.S., 1792
NOAH WEBSTER'S "AMERICAN MINERVA" BECAME 1ST DAILY NEWSPAPER IN US, 1793
12TH AMENDMENT (ELECTORAL COLLEGE) RATIFIED, 1803
1ST CHRISTMAS CARDS, ENGLAND, 1842
JOEL CHANDLER HARRIS, 1848
LEVANT RICHARDSON PATENTED BALL-BEARING ROLLER SKATES, 1884
CLARENCE BIRDSEYE, 1886
EMMETT LEE KELLY (CIRCUS CLOWN), 1898
ADM GRACE BREWSTER MURRAY HOPPER (CREATED COBOL), 1906
HERMES PAN (HERMES PANAGIOTOUPOLOS), 1909
DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, JR., 1909
KIRK DOUGLAS (ISSUR DANIELOVICH DEMSKY), 1916
BRITISH TROOPS TOOK CONTROL OF JERUSALEM, 1917
REDD FOXX (JOHN ELROY SANDFORD), 1922
BENNY GOODMAN'S RECORDING DEBUT, 1926
GINGER ROGERS MADE BROADWAY DEBUT ("TOP SPEED"), 1929
JUDI DENCH, 1934
BRITISH FORCES ATTACKED ITALIANS IN EGYPT & N AFRICA, 1940
RICHARD MARTIN "DICK" BUTKUS, 1942
THOMAS ANDREW DASCHLE (D SEN, SD), 1947
U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY APPROVED CONVENTION ON PREVENTION & PUNISHMENT OF THE CRIME  OF 
	GENOCIDE, 1948
THOMAS O. KITE, JR., 1949
JOAN ARMATRADING, 1950
MICHAEL DORN, 1952
JOHN MALKOVICH, 1953
DONNY OSMUND, 1958
JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY FOUNDED, INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 1958
PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK, AZ, 1962
EDITH SITWELL DIED, 1964
JOSHUA BELL, 1967
RALPH BUNCHE DIED, 1971
INTIFADA BEGAN, GAZA, 1987
LECH WALESA ELECTED PRESIDENT OF POLAND, 1990
SEPARATION OF CHARLES & DIANA ANNOUNCED, 1992
US MARINES ARRIVED AT MOGADISHU, SOMALIA, 1992
"SCHINDLER'S LIST" RELEASED IN US, 1993
HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE REPAIRED, 1993
DOUGLAS GROCE "WRONGWAY" CORRIGAN DIED, 1995
MARY LEAKEY DIED, 1996
"JIMMY NEUTRON, BOY GENIUS" RELEASED IN US, 2001
"GANGS OF NEW YORK" RELEASED IN US, 2002
"STAR TREK: NEMESIS" RELEASED IN US, 2002
"CHRONICLES OF NARNIA–THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE" RELEASED IN US, 2005
"MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA" RELEASED IN US, 2005
GINGERBREAD DECORATING DAY, 2017
NATIONAL DAY OF THE HORSE, 2017
SODO FLEA MARKET, SEATTLE, WA, 2017
UN INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION DAY, 2017
LT. WORF, 2340


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2017
HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
JOHN JAY ELECTED PRESIDENT OF CONTINENTAL CONGRESS, 1778
THOMAS HOPKINS GALLAUDET, 1787
WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON, 1805
AUGUSTA ADA BYRON KING, COUNTESS OF LOVELACE, 1815
MISSIPPI ADMITTED (20TH), 1817
GEORGE MacDONALD, 1824
EMILY ELIZABETH DICKINSON, 1830
MELVILLE LOUIS KOSSUTH DEWEY (DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM), 1851     
SHERMAN ARRIVED @ SAVANNAH, GA, 1864
WYOMING BECAME 1ST STATE TO GRANT WOMEN RIGHT TO VOTE, 1869
JARED KIRTLAND DIED (NATURALIST & BIRD WATCHER), 1877
1ST INTERCOLLEGIATE BASKETBALL GAME, WESLEYAN VS YALE, 1896
ALFRED BERNHARD NOBEL DIED, 1896
TREATY OF PARIS ENDED SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR, 1898
NOBEL PRIZES FIRST AWARDED, 1901
MARY NORTON (MARY PEARSON) (BEDKNOBS & BROOMSTICKS), 1903
ALFRED MICHELSON BECAME 1ST US SCIENTIST TO WIN NOBEL PRIZE, 1907
RED CLOUD DIED, PINE RIDGE, SD, 1909
CHET HUNTLEY, 1911
DOROTHY LAMOUR, 1914
1ST "GRAND OL' OPRY" RADIO BROADCAST, 1927
DAN BLOCKER, 1928
MAKO, 1933
HUMAN RIGHTS DAY/U.N. DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS, 1948
RALPH BUNCHE BECAME 1ST BLACK AWARDED NOBEL PRIZE, 1950
ROD BLAGOJEVICH, 1956
MICHAEL CLARKE DUNCAN, 1957
KENNETH CHARLES BRANAGH, 1960
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR, RECEIVED NOBEL PEACE PRIZE, 1964
ROBERT WILLIAM "BOBBY" FLAY, 1964
OTIS REDDING DIED, 1967
THOMAS MERTON DIED, 1968
NIA PEEPLES, 1969
"DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR?" RELEASED IN US, 2000
"EMPEROR'S NEW GROOVE" RELEASED IN US, 2000
"OCEAN'S 12" RELEASED IN US, 2004
RICHARD PRYOR DIED, 2005
"MISS POTTER" RELEASED IN US, 2006
AUGUSTO PINOCHET DIED (SEE 11/25), 2006
"CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR" RELEASED IN US, 2007
NOBEL PRIZES AWARDED, OSLO, NORWAY & STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2017


MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017
UN INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY
1ST RECORDED SIGHTING OF AURORA BOREALIS IN NEW ENGLAND, 1719
KALEIDOSCOPE DAY/DAVID BREWSTER, 1781
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA CHARTERED, 1789
LOUIS-HECTOR BERLIOZ, 1803
LOUIS-CHARLES-ALFRED de MUSSET, 1810
INDIANA ADMITTED (19TH), 1816
ANNIE JUMP CANNON (AMERICAN ASTRONOMER), 1863
"BUFFALO BILL" CODY MADE 1ST THEATRICAL APPEARANCE, CHICAGO, IL, 1872
BIJOU THEATER, BOSTON, MA, BECAME 1ST THEATER LIT BY ELECTRICITY, 1882
FIORELLO HENRY LaGUARDIA, 1882
MAX BORN (PHYSICIST), 1882
WORLD'S 1ST AUTO SHOW, PARIS, FRANCE, 1894
NAGUIB MAHFOUZ (NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE, 1988), 1911
ALEKSANDR ISAYEVICH SOLZHENITSYN, 1918
BHAGWAN SHREE RAJNEESH (CHANDRA MOHAN JAIN), 1931
RITA MORENO (ROSITA ALVEIRO), 1931
EDWARD VIII ABDICATED, 1936
JOHN FORBES KERRY, 1943
BRENDA LEE, 1944
UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S EMERGENCY FUND FOUNDED, 1946
TERI GARR, 1949
1ST US MILITARY ADVISORS SENT TO VIETNAM, 1961
1ST EPISODE "MAGNUM, P.I.", 1980
BIG BEN STOPPED BY COLD WEATHER, 12:27 PM, 1981
HUGH SCRUTTON OF SACRAMENTO, CA, BECAME 1ST PERSON KILLED BY UNABOMBER TED KACZYNSKI, 1985
"HOOK" RELEASED, 1991
PRES YELTSIN SENT RUSSIAN MILITARY TO CHECHNYA, 1994
"STAR TREK: INSURRECTION" RELEASED IN US, 1998
"V FOR VENDETTA" RELEASED IN US, 2005
BERNIE MADOFF ARRESTED, 2008
BETTIE PAGE DIED, 2008


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017
FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE, 1531
ERASMUS DARWIN, 1731
JOHN JAY (FEDERALIST PAPERS/1ST US CHIEF JUSTICE), 1745
PENNSYLVANIA (2ND), 1787
HENRY WELLS (WELLS FARGO), 1805
WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON, 1805
STAND WATIE (CHEROKEE CHIEF & CONFEDERATE GENERAL), 1806
BIBLE SOCIETY OF PHILADELPHIA, 1808
GUSTAVE FLAUBERT, 1821
JOEL ROBERTS POINSETT DIED, 1851
EDVARD MUNCH, 1863
JOSEPH HAYNE RAINEY BECAME 1ST BLACK SWORN IN U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 1870
ROBERT BROWNING DIED, 1889
EDWARD G. ROBINSON, 1893
GEORGE GRANT PATENTED GOLF TEE, 1899
U S STEEL FOUNDED, 1900
MARCONI SENT 1ST TRANS-ATLANTIC RADIO SIGNAL, 1901
"MONA LISA" RECOVERED IN FLORENCE (STOLEN 8/21/1911–SEE ALSO 12/13), 1913
PATRICK O'BRIEN, 1914
FRANCIS ALBERT SINATRA, 1915
FATHER EDWARD J FLANAGAN OPENED BOYS TOWN, OMAHA, NE, 1917
BOB BARKER, 1923
CONNIE FRANCIS (CONCETTA FRANCESCA), 1938
DIONNE WARWICK, 1941
GROVER WASHINGTON, JR., 1943
CATHY RIGBY, 1952
KATHLEEN CONROY, 1958
SHEILA E (ESCOVEDA), 1959
KENYAN REPUBLIC PROCLAIMED, 1963
JENNIFER CONNELLY, 1970
"MONA LISA" RECOVERED IN FLORENCE 2 YEARS AFTER THEFT, 1973
ARMAND HAMMER PAID OVER $5 MILLION FOR DA VINCI NOTEBOOK, 1980
"RAIN MAN" RELEASED IN US, 1988
LEONA HELMSLEY RECEIVED 4-YEAR PRISON SENTENCE, 1989
"MARS ATTACKS" RELEASED IN US, 1996
"SCREAM 2" RELEASED IN US, 1997
US SUPREME COURT AWARDED PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION TO GEORGE W BUSH, 2000
CHANUKAH BEGINS @ SUNSET, 2017


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017
SWEDEN:  SANTA LUCIA'S DAY
SIR FRANCIS DRAKE'S FLEET EMBARKED ON CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE GLOBE, 1577
PLYMOUTH COLONY SENT 1ST AMERICAN FURS BACK TO ENGLAND, 1621
ABEL TASMAN MADE EUROPEAN DISCOVERY OF NEW ZEALAND, 1642
SAMUEL JOHNSON DIED, 1784
MARY TODD LINCOLN, 1818
PHILLIPS BROOKS ("O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM"), 1835
BATTLE OF FREDERICSBURG, VA, 1862
ALVIN CULLUM YORK, 1887
CARLOS GARCIA MONTOYA, 1903
1ST METROPOLITAN OPERA RADIO BROADCAST–NOT RESUMED UNTIL 1922, 1910
"MONA LISA" RETURNED TO LOUVRE (SEE 12/12), 1913
ROSS MACDONALD, 1915
WILSON BECAME 1ST US PRESIDENT TO VISIT EUROPE, 1918
GEORGE PRATT SCHULTZ, 1920
DICK VanDYKE, 1925
PREMIER OF GERSHWIN'S "AMERICAN IN PARIS", 1928
NANKING, CHINA FELL TO THE JAPANESE, 1937
WENDIE MALICK, 1950
CATHY RIGBY (GYMNAST, 1968 & 1972 OLYMPICS), 1952
BENJAMIN SHALOM "BEN" BERNANKE, 1953
LYNN-HOLLY JOHNSON, 1958
STEVE BUSCEMI, 1958
ANNA MARY "GRANDMA" MOSES DIED, 1961
JAMIE FOXX (ERIC MARLON BISHOP), 1967
MALTA BECAME REPUBLIC, 1974
1ST SUSAN B ANTHONY DOLLAR MINTED, 1978
MARY RENAULT DIED, 1983
MARTIAL LAW DECLARED IN POLAND, 1984
"CLUE" RELEASED IN US, 1985
TAYLOR SWIFT, 1989
NORTH & SOUTH KOREA SIGNED TREATY, 1991
"MARS ATTACKS" RELEASED, 1996
"BICENTENNIAL MAN" RELEASED IN US, 1999
AL GORE CONCEDED PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION TO GEORGE W BUSH, 2000
"A BEAUTIFUL MIND" RELEASED IN US, 2001
US TROOPS CAPTURED SADDAM HUSSEIN, 2003
"NATIONAL TREASURE 2: BOOK OF SECRETS" RELEASED IN US, 2007
GEMENID METEOR SHOWERS AT PEAK, 2017


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017
MICHEL de NOTREDAME, 1503
TYCHO BRAHE, 1546
APHRA BEHN (1ST ENGLISH WOMAN KNOWN TO EARN LIVING AS WRITER) BAPTIZED, 1640
SEC OF TREASURY ALEXANDER HAMILTON SUGGESTED BANK OF THE US, 1790
GEORGE WASHINGTON DIED, 1799
ALABAMA ADMITTED (22ND), 1819
JOHN MERCER LANGSTON, 1829
PRINCE ALBERT DIED, 1861
JAMES HAROLD DOOLITTLE, 1896
MARGARET MADELINE CHASE SMITH (1ST WOMAN ELECTED TO BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS), 1897  
MAX PLANCK PUBLISHED "BLACKBODY" RESEARCH/BIRTH OF QUANTUM MECHANICS, 1900
AMUNDSEN PARTY DISCOVERED S. POLE, 1911
LINDLEY "SPIKE" JONES, 1911
USSR EXPELLED FROM LEAGUE OF NATIONS, 1939
ANNA MARIE "PATTY" DUKE, 1946
NASCAR (NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR STOCK CAR AUTO RACING), DAYTONA BEACH, FL, 1947
SCOTLAND JOINED THE UNITED NATIONS, 1955
"SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER" RELEASED IN US, 1977
"SUPERMAN" RELEASED IN US, 1978
"COTTON CLUB" RELEASED IN US, 1984
"DUNE" RELEASED IN US, 1984
"SALEM EXPRESS" SANK, SAFAGA, EGYPT, 1991
MYRNA LOY DIED, 1993
BOSNIAN PEACE TREATY SIGNED, 1995
CHARLES M SCHULTZ ANNOUNCED RETIREMENT, 1999
"MISS CONGENIALITY" RELEASED IN US, 2000
"VANILLA SKY" RELEASED IN US, 2001
"AVIATOR" RELEASED IN US, 2004
"KING KONG" RELEASED IN US, 2005
ADAM LANZA SHOT & KILLED 20 CHILDREN & 6 ADULTS, SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY, NEWTON, CT, 2012
AUDUBON CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT BEGINS, 2017
HALCYON DAYS BEGIN, 2017


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017
CAT HERDERS DAY
PUERTO RICO: NAVIDADES BEGIN
NERO, 37
BILL OF RIGHTS RATIFIED, 1791
ANTHONY WAYNE DIED, 1796
EMMA BY JANE AUSTEN PUBLISHED (SEE 12/16), 1815
ALEXANDRE GUSTAVE EIFFEL, 1832
INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE DAY/DR. LUDOVIC LAZERUS ZAMENHOFF, 1859 
SITTING BULL KILLED, STANDING ROCK RESERVATION, SD, 1890
JOHN PAUL GETTY, 1892
STAN KENTON, 1912
ALLIED FORCES BEGAN EVACUATION OF GALLIPOLI, 1915
FREEMAN JOHN DYSON, 1923
UZIEL GAL (UZI SUBMACHINE INVENTOR), 1923
TIM CONWAY, 1933
DuPONT 1ST MARKETED NYLON YARN, 1939
PREMIERE, "GONE WITH THE WIND", ATLANTA, GA, 1939
DAVE CLARK, 1942
KATHLEEN BABINEAUX BLANCO (GOV, LA), 1942
GLENN MILLER'S PLANE DISAPPEARED, 1944
GEN MacARTHUR ORDERED END TO SHINTO AS JAPANESE STATE RELIGION, 1945
DON JOHNSON (DONALD WAYNE), 1949
ADOLPH EICHMANN CONDEMNED TO DEATH BY ISRAELI WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL, 1961
WALT DISNEY DIED, 1966
AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION DECLARED HOMOSEXUALITY IS NOT A MENTAL ILLNESS, 1973
"SUPERMAN" RELEASED IN US, 1978
MILITARY DICTATORSHIP ENDED IN CHILE, 1989
"JUMANJI" RELEASED, 1995
US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES RECOMMENDED IMPEACHMENT OF PRES CLINTON, 1998
"TOPSY-TURVY" RELEASED IN US, 1999
LEANING TOWER OF PISA REOPENED AFTER 11 YEAR CLOSURE, 2001
KING TUT EXHIBIT OPENED, MUSEUM OF ART, FT LAUDERDALE, FL, 2005
ORAL ROBERTS DIED, 2009
UNDERDOG DAY, 2017


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2017
BARBIE & BARNEY BACKLASH DAY
MEXICO–LAS POSADAS BEGIN
CATHERINE OF ARAGON (#1), 1485
CROMWELL BECAME LORD PROTECTOR, 1653
VERMEER BURIED, 1675
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN, 1770
BOSTON TEA PARTY, 1773
JANE AUSTEN (SEE 12/15), 1775
EARTHQUAKE, NEW MADRID, MO, 1811
WILHELM CARL GRIMM DIED, 1859
GEORGE SANTAYANA (JORGE AUGUSTIN NICHOLAS RUIZ de SANTAYANA), 1863
ZOLTAN KODALY, 1882
PREMIERE, DVORAK'S "NEW WORLD SYMPHONY", CARNEGIE HALL, 1893
NOEL PIERCE COWARD, 1899
1ST PRINTING "PETER RABBIT", 1901
MARGARET MEAD, 1901
CHARLIE CHAPLIN BEGAN WORKING FOR KEYSTONE STUDIOS, 1913
ARTHUR CHARLES CLARKE, 1917
PHILIP KINDRED DICK, 1928
STEPHEN BOCHCO (CREATOR, "HILL STREET BLUES" & "NYPD BLUE"), 1943
BATTLE OF THE BULGE BEGAN, 1944
GLENN MILLER'S PLANE DISAPPEARED, 1944
"DRAGNET" TV PREMIERE, 1951
"LAWRENCE OF ARABIA" RELEASED, 1962
COL SANDERS DIED, 1980
KAZAKHSTAN BECAME INDEPENDENT, 1991
U.N. REVOKED RESOLUTION 3379 (EQUATED ZIONISM AND RACISM), 1991
"TOMORROW NEVER DIES" RELEASED IN US, 1997
"CATCH ME IF YOU CAN" RELEASED IN US, 2002
"HOODWINKED" RELEASED IN US, 2005
"THE PRODUCERS" RELEASED IN US, 2005
"HAPPILY N'EVER AFTER" RELEASED IN US, 2006
"INTO THE WILD" RELEASED IN US, 2007
FINAL BROADCAST OF "LARRY KING LIVE" AFTER 25 YEARS, 2010


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2017
SATURNALIA BEGINS
DEBORAH SAMPSON (FOUGHT AS MALE SOLDIER ON AMERICAN SIDE IN REVOLUTIONARY WAR), 1760
FRANCE FORMALLY RECOGNIZED US, 1777
HUMPHRY DAVY, 1778
AZTEC CALENDAR STONE DISCOVERED, MEXICO CITY, 1790
1ST ONE WAY STREET IN US, NEW YORK, NY, 1791
JOSEPH HENRY (DISCOVERED SELF-INDUCTION), 1797
SIMON BOLIVAR DIED, 1830
CHARLES DICKENS' "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" PUBLISHED, 1843
GEN GRANT EXPELLED JEWS FROM TN, KY & MS, 1862
FORD MADDOX FORD (FORD HERMANN HUEFFER), 1873
ARTHUR FIEDLER, 1894
WRIGHT BROS. MADE 1ST POWERED FLIGHT, 1903
WILLARD FRANK LIBBY (DISCOVERED CARBON-14 DATING), 1908
PIERRE AUGUSTE RENOIR DIED, 1919
WILLIAM SAFIRE (COLUMNIST AND WORD FAN), 1929
BOB GUCCIONE (ROBERT CHARLES JOSEPH EDWA) ("PENTHOUSE") , 1930  
POPE FRANCIS (JORGE MARIO BERGOGLIO), 1936
RADIO DEBUT OF EDGAR BERGEN & CHARLIE McCARTHY, 1936
JAPANESE-AMERICANS RELEASED FROM DETENTION CAMPS, 1944
PUBLIC PROCLAMATION #21/BEGINNING OF END TO INTERNMENT OF JAPANESE-AMERICANS, 1944
BILL PULLMAN, 1953
DOROTHY L SAYERS DIED, 1957
VENICE KONG, 1961
US CONGRESS PASSED CLEAN AIR ACT, 1963
TINY TIM & MISS VICKY MARRIED ON "TONIGHT SHOW", 1969
"DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER" RELEASED, 1971
MILLA JOVOVICH ("5TH ELEMENT", "RESIDENT EVIL"), 1975
WTCG, ATLANTA, GA, BECAME WTBS, 1976
STAN BENNETT BECAME 1ST TO DRIVE FASTER THAN SOUND, 1979
"DARK CRYSTAL" RELEASED, 1982
"PROJECT BLUE BOOK" CLOSED, 1989
"SIMPSONS" PREMIERE, 1989
ARISTIDE WON 1ST FREE ELECTIONS IN HAITI, 1990
PERUVIAN REBELS SEIZED JAPANESE AMBASSADOR'S RESIDENCE, 1996
"BICENTENNIAL MAN" RELEASED IN US, 1999
"STUART LITTLE" RELEASED IN US, 1999
"NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM" RELEASED IN US, 2006
MOHAMED BOUZAZIZI'S SELF-IMMOLATION BEGAN ARAB SPRING, 2010
KIM JONG IL DIED, 2011


MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017
FEAST OF OUR LADY OF SOLITUDE, OXACA, MEXICO
UN INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY
"MAYFLOWER" PASSENGERS 1ST WENT ASHORE @ PLYMOUTH, 1620
CHARLES WESLEY, 1707
ANTONIO STRADIVARI DIED, 1737
JOSEPH GRIMALDI ("GREATEST CLOWN IN HISTORY"), 1778
CARL MARIA von WEBER, 1786
NEW JERSEY (3RD), 1787
"MONITOR", BALTIMORE, MD, BECAME 1ST SUNDAY NEWSPAPER IN US, 1796
HOSPITAL FOR RUPTURED & CRIPPLED, NEW YORK, NY, BECAME 1ST ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL, 1862
RATIFICATION OF 13TH AMENDMENT PROCLAIMED (ABOLISHED SLAVERY), 1865
SAKI (HECTOR HUGH MUNRO), 1870
JOSEPH STALIN (IOZEB DZHUGASVILI), 1878
TYRUS RAYMOND COBB, 1886
RICHARD WETHERILL & CHARLES MASON DISCOVERED RUINS OF MESA VERDE, 1888
1ST PERFORMANCE, "NUTCRACKER", 1892
GASTON DE CHASSELOUP-LAUBAT SET 1ST OFFICIAL LAND SPEED RECORD (39.245 MPH), 1898
BENJAMIN O DAVIS (1ST BLACK GENERAL, US ARMY & AIR FORCE), 1912
PILTDOWN MAN DISCOVERED, 1912
BETTY GRABLE, 1916
OSSIE DAVIS, 1917
SU-LIN BECAME 1ST LIVING GIANT PANDA TO ARRIVE IN U.S., 1936
MICHAEL MOORCOCK, 1939
HITLER ASSUMED TOTAL COMMAND OF GERMAN ARMY, 1941
JAPANESE INVADED HONG KONG, 1941
KEITH RICHARDS, 1943
BANTU STEPHEN BIKO, 1946
STEVEN SPIELBERG, 1947
LEONARD MALTIN (MOVIE CRITIC), 1950
BRAD PITT, 1965
"ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE" RELEASED, 1969
KARI ELIZABETH BYRON, 1974
CHRISTINA AGUILERA, 1980
IVAN BOESKY SENTENCED TO 3 YEARS IN PRISON (SERVED 2) & $100 MILLION IN FINES FOR INSIDER
	 TRADING, 1987
"THE GENERAL" RELEASED IN US, 1998
"YOU'VE GOT MAIL" RELEASED IN US, 1999
"BLACK HAWK DOWN" RELEASED IN US, 2001
JOSEPH BARBERA DIED, 2006
MARK FELT DIED, 2008


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017
1ST EDITION "POOR RICHARD'S ALMANAC", 1732
CONTINENTAL ARMY BEGAN WINTER ENCAMPMENT @ VALLEY FORGE, 1777
WILLIAM EDWARD PARRY (BRITISH ARCTIC EXPLORER), 1790
DICKENS' "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" PUBLISHED, 1843
EMILY BRONTE DIED, 1848
HENRY CLAY FRICK (PATRON OF THE ARTS), 1849
ALBERT L JONES PATENTED CORRUGATED PAPER, 1871
CARTER GOODWIN WOODSON (PIONEER BLACK STUDIES HISTORIAN), 1875
1ST MAJOR SUSPENSION BRIDGE IN US OPENED, WILLIAMSBURG BRIDGE, NEW YORK, NY, 1903
EDITH PIAF, 1906
LEONID ILICH BREZHNEV, 1906
ALOIS ALZHEIMER DIED, 1915
EDITH PIAF, 1915
1ST N H L GAMES, 1917
1ST APPEARANCE "RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT", 1918
ROBERT B SHERMAN (DISNEY SONGWRITER), 1925
HITLER TOOK SUPREME COMMAND OF GERMAN ARMY, 1941
CICELY TYSON, 1942
RICHARD ERSKINE FRERE LEAKEY, 1944
ROBERT URICH, 1945
"MUSIC MAN" OPENED, NEW YORK, NY, 1957
"ATLAS" SENT 1ST RADIO VOICE BROADCAST FROM SPACE, 1958
DARYL HANNAH, 1960
JENNIFER BEALS, 1963
CRISS ANGEL (CHRISTOPHER NICHOLAS SARANTAKOS), 1967
ALYSSA MILANO, 1972
APOLLO 17 (LAST MANNED LUNAR MISSION) RETURNED TO EARTH, 1972
"MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN" RELEASED, 1974
JAKE GYLLENHAAL, 1980
BRITAIN AGREED TO RETURN HONG KONG TO CHINESE CONTROL IN 1997, 1984
U.S. INVADED PANAMA, 1989
"TITANIC" RELEASED IN US, 1997
"TOMORROW NEVER DIES" RELEASED IN US, 1997
US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES VOTED TO BEGIN IMPEACHMENT OF PRES CLINTON, 1998
"FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING" RELEASED IN US, 2001


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2017
VIRGINIA COMPANY LEFT LONDON, 1606
LOUSIANA PURCHASE COMPLETED, 1803
SACAGAWEA DIED, 1812
MISSOURI ENACTED BACHELOR TAX, 1820
SAMUEL A. MUDD, MD (TREATED JOHN WILKES BOOTH), 1833
WILLIAM MILLER DIED, 1849
S. CAROLINA BECAME 1ST STATE TO SECEDE, 1860
ELSIE DE WOLFE (1ST AMERICAN PRO INTERIOR DECORATOR), 1865
HARVEY SAMUEL FIRESTONE, 1868
ALEXANDER T BROWN & GEORGE STILLMAN PATENTED PNEUMATIC TIRE, 1892
SUSANNE K. LANGER (AMERICAN PHILOSOPHER), 1895
ROBERT JEMISON van de GRAAF, 1901
ALBERT MICHELSON BECAME 1ST U.S. SCIENTIST TO WIN NOBEL PRIZE, 1907
LESLIE DOWNES (BOB HOPE) BECAME US CITIZEN, 1920
NADINE GORDIMER (NOBEL PRIZE, LITERATURE, 1991), 1923
JOHN HILLERMAN (HIGGINS, "MAGNUM, PI"), 1932
VLADIMIR ZWORYKIN PATENTED CATHODE RAY TUBE, 1938
"IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE" PREMIERE, 1946
HO CHI MINH BEGAN VIETNAMESE REVOLT AGAINST FRENCH, 1946
URI GELLER, 1946  
SANDRA CISNEROS, 1954
BUS SYSTEM IN MONTGOMERY, AL, INTEGRATED (SEE 12/1, 12/5), 1956
ELVIS RECEIVED DRAFT NOTICE (SERVED 3/24/1958-3/2/1960), 1957
STEPHEN WILLIAM "BILLY" BRAGG, 1957
"DATING GAME" PREMIERED, 1965
SEATTLE GRANTED NBA FRANCHISE, 1966
JOHN STEINBECK DIED, 1968
BOBBY DARIN DIED, 1972
RICHARD DALEY DIED, 1976
33 PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN BACH KEYBOARD WORKS FOUND IN YALE LIBRARY, 1984
U.S. POET LAUREATE ESTABLISHED, 1985
US INVADED PANAMA, 1989
NATO BEGAN BOSNIAN PEACEKEEPING MISSION, 1995
CARL SAGAN DIED, 1996
"FOREVER AFTER" RELEASED IN US, 1998
PRES CLINTON'S IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS BEGAN, 1998
MACAO REVERTED TO CHINESE CONTROL, 1999
"LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA" RELEASED IN US, 2006
"ROCKY BALBOA" RELEASED IN US, 2006
UN INTERNATIONAL HUMAN SOLIDARITY DAY, 2017


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017
CELEBRATE SHORT FICTION DAY
HUMBUG DAY
GIOVANNI BOCCACIO DIED, 1375
PILGRIMS LANDED @ PLYMOUTH, 1620
1ST SWEDISH COLONY IN AMERICA AUTHORIZED, 1624
ROBERT BROWN, 1773
BENJAMIN DISRAELI, 1804
JAMES PARKINSON DIED, 1824
PETER KROPOTKIN (ANARCHIST THEORIST), 1842
HENRIETTA SZOLD (FOUNDED "HADASSAH"), 1860
SHERMAN'S TROOPS TOOK SAVANNAH, GA, 1864
EDITH MAUD GUNNE MacBRIDE (IRISH REVOLUTIONARY), 1866
PHILEAS FOGG RETURNED TO LONDON TO WIN BET, 1872
1ST CROSSWORD PUZZLE PUBLISHED, ARTHUR WYNNE, "NEW YORK WORLD", 1913
KURT WALDHEIM, 1918
DÁIL ÉIREANN MET FOR 1ST TIME, 1919
PHIL DONAHUE, 1935
JANE SEYMOUR FONDA, 1937
F SCOTT FITZGERALD DIED, 1940
FRANCIS VINCENT ZAPPA,  JR, 1940
MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS (AMERICAN CONDUCTOR), 1944
PATTON DIED, 1945
SAMUEL L JACKSON, 1948
CHRISTINE MARIE EVERT LLOYD, 1954
RAY ROMANO, 1957
DeGAULLE ELECTED PRESIDENT OF FRANCE, 1958
FLORENCE GRIFFITH JOYNER, 1959
"SNOW WHITE & THE 7 DWARFS" PREMIERED, HOLLYWOOD, CA, 1967
ELVIS MET PRES NIXON, 1970
CARLOS THE JACKAL ATTACKED OPEC HEADQUARTERS, VIENNA, AUSTRIA, 1975
PAN AM FLIGHT 103 EXPLODED, LOCHARBIE, SCOTLAND, 1985
11 SOVIET REPUBLICS FORMED COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES, 1991
"SCREAM" RELEASED IN US, 1996
MARGARET E REY DIED (CO-CREATOR "CURIOUS GEORGE"), 1996
SAME-SEX CIVIL MARRIAGES LEGAL IN UK, 2005
"SWEENEY TODD, THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET" RELEASED IN US, 2007
11:28 AM EST WINTER BEGINS, 2017


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2017
JAMES EDWARD OGELTHORPE (FOUNDED GEORGIA COLONY), 1696
CONTINENTAL CONGRESS AUTHORIZED NAVY, 1775
WORLD PREMIERE, BEETHOVEN'S "5TH SYMPHONY", VIENNA, AUSTRIA, 1808
JOHN NEVILLE MASKELYNE (ENGLISH MAGICIAN), 1839
DOESTEVSKY REPRIEVED FROM FIRING SQUAD & SENTENCED TO 4 YEARS IN SIBERIA (SEE 11/16), 1849
GIACOMO ANTONIO DOMENICO MICHELE SECUNDO MARIA PUCCINI, 1858
MESSENGER FROM GEN SHERMAN INFORMED PRES LINCOLN OF SURRENDER OF ATLANTA, 1864
EDWARD ARLINGTON ROBINSON, 1869
GEORGE ELIOT DIED, 1880
DREYFUS AFFAIR BEGAN, 1894
US GOLF ASSOCIATION, NEW YORK, NY, 1894
EDITH MARGARET EMILY "PEGGY" ASHCROFT, 1907
CLAUDIA ALTA "LADY BIRD" JOHNSON, 1912
FRANCIS XAVIER CABRINI DIED, 1917
BARBARA BILLINGSLEY (MOM, "LEAVE IT TO BEAVER"), 1922
COELACANTH CAUGHT OFF COAST OF S. AMERICA, 1938
CHURCHILL ARRIVED @ WASHINGTON, DC, TO MEET W/FDR, 1941
BEATRIX POTTER DIED, 1943
DIANE SAWYER (TV NEWS CORRESPONDENT & FORMER NIXON PRESS AIDE), 1945
MAURICE & ROBIN GIBB, 1949
1ST CORVETTE ROLLED OFF ASSEMBLY LINE, 1952
COLO BECAME 1ST GORILLA BORN IN CAPTIVITY, 1956
JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (AMERICAN ARTIST), 1960
ANDREW FASTOW (CEO, ENRON), 1961
RALPH NATHANIEL FIENNES, 1962
LENNY BRUCE CONVICTED OF OBSCENITY, NY, 1964
KURT WALDHEIM ELECTED UN SECRETARY GENERAL, 1971
BERNARD GOETZ SHOT 4 YOUNG BLACK MEN ON NY SUBWAY (SEE 12/31), 1984
CEAUSESCU REGIME DEPOSED IN ROMANIA, 1989
LECH WALESA BECAME PRESIDENT OF POLAND, 1990
"CUTTHROAT ISLAND" RELEASED, 1995
"DRACULA: DEAD & LOVING IT" RELEASED, 1995
"O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?" RELEASED IN US, 2000
"SPACE COWBOYS" RELEASED IN US, 2000
JOE STRUMMER DIED, 2002
BE A LOVER OF SILENCE DAY, 2017
URSID METEOR SHOWERS AT PEAK, 2017


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2017
OAXACA, MEXICO: FEAST OF THE RADISHES
CONSTRUCTION BEGUN OF SETTLEMENT @ PLYMOUTH, MA, 1620
GIOVANNI CASSINI DISCOVERED A MOON OF SATURN, 1672
AMERICAN COLONISTS REPEALED BAN ON CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS, 1681
WASHINGTON RESIGNED AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF, 1783
JEAN-FRANCOIS CHAMPOLLION, 1790
JOSEPH SMITH, 1805
"A VISIT FROM ST NICHOLAS" 1ST PUBLISHED, 1823
THOMAS MALTHUS DIED, 1834
MADAM C J WALKER (SARAH BREEDLOVE–1ST AMERICAN FEMALE SELF-MADE MILLIONAIRE), 1867
"THESPIS", 1ST GILBERT & SULLIVAN COLLABORATION, 1871
GEORGE CATLIN (PAINTED NATIVE AMERICANS), 1872
SARAH BREEDLOVE WALKER (EARLY FEMALE AFRICAN-AMERICAN ENTREPRENEUR), 1876
VINCENT SARDI, SR., 1885
VAN GOGH CUT OFF LOWER PART OF LEFT EAR, 1888
FEDERAL RESERVE ACT, 1913
ROBERT BLY, 1926
JAPAN: BIRTHDAY OF THE EMPEROR AKIHITO, 1933
GEN EISENHOWER AUTHORIZED EXECUTION OF EDDIE SLOVIK FOR DESERTION, 1947
JOHN BARDEEN, WALTER BRATTAIN & WILLIAM SHOCKLEY OF BELL LABS INVENTED TRANSISTOR, 1947
SUSAN LUCCI (NOMINATED FOR EMMY 18 TIMES BEFORE WINNING IN 1999), 1948
TOJO HIDEKI & JAPANESE WAR CRIMINALS EXECUTED, SUGAMO PRISON, TOKYO, 1948
"20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA" RELEASED, 1954
EDDIE VEDDER (PEARL JAM), 1964
PIRATE RADIO 1ST HEARD IN UK, 1964
CREW OF USS PUEBLO RELEASED BY N KOREA, 1968
ELTON JOHN & BERNIE TAUPIN 1ST MET, 1969
"LITTLE BIG MAN" RELEASED IN US, 1970
"DIRTY HARRY" RELEASED IN US, 1971
GERARD KEIPER DIED, 1973
METRIC CONVERSION ACT, 1975
BERNHARD GOETZ WENT ON THE LAM (SEE 12/22, 12/31), 1984
"GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM" RELEASED IN US, 1987
DICK RUTAN & JEANA YEAGER COMPLETED 1ST NON-STOP, ROUND-THE-WORLD FLIGHT WITHOUT 
	REFUELING, 1987
BILLY BARTY DIED, 2000
VICTOR BORGE DIED, 2000
OSCAR PETERSON DIED, 2007


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2017
JOHN LACKLAND, KING OF ENGLAND, 1167
VASCO DA GAMA DIED, 1524
BENJAMIN RUSH, 1745
CHRISTOPHER "KIT" CARSON, 1809
TREATY OF GHENT ENDED WAR OF 1812, 1814
FRANZ GRUBER COMPOSED "STILLE NACHT", 1818
JAMES PRESCOTT JOULE, 1818
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS & MUCH OF US CAPITOL RAVAGED BY FIRE, 1851
KU KLUX KLAN FOUNDED, PULASKI, TN, 1865
PREMIERE "AIDA", CAIRO, EGYPT, 1871
FORD COMPLETED 1ST GAS ENGINE, 1893
1ST ENGLISH LICENSE PLATE (A1) WENT TO EARL RUSSELL, 1903
HOWARD ROBARD HUGHES, 1905
FRITZ LEIBER, 1910
JOHN MUIR DIED, 1914
CARUSO'S 1ST US PERFORMANCE, 1920
AVA LAVINNIA GARDNER, 1922
PRES COOLIDGE LIT 1ST NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE, 1923
MARY HIGGINS CLARK, 1929
ROBERT JOFFREY (ABDULLAH JAFFA BEY KHAN), 1930
GERMANY LAUNCHED 1ST SURFACE-TO-SURFACE GUIDED MISSLE, 1942
NICHOLAS MEYER, 1945
GRACE EPISCOPAL, NEW YORK, NY, MADE 1ST LIVE TV BROADCAST OF CHURCH SERVICE, 1946
1ST TV BROADCAST OF MIDNIGHT MASS, 1948
TV PREMIERE "AMAL & THE NIGHT VISITORS", 1951
HAMID KARZI, 1957
APOLLO 8 REACHED MOON, 1968
ENRIQUE JOSE "RICKY" MARTIN MORALES IV, 1971
RYAN SEACREST ("AMERICAN IDOL"), 1971
BOB HOPE GAVE LAST SHOW TO AMERICAN TROOPS IN VIETNAM, 1972
CHARLES ATLAS DIED, 1972
GERALD KUIPER DIED, 1973
STEPHENIE MEYER, 1973
USSR INVADED AFGHANISTAN (SEE 12/27), 1979
CHRISTMAS BELLS RANG @ ST. BASIL'S CATHEDRAL, MOSCOW, 1990
PRES BUSH PARDONED REAGAN OFFICIALS FOR IRAN-CONTRA, 1992
NORMAN VINCENT PEALE DIED, 1993
"9TH GATE" RELEASED IN US, 1999
HAROLD PINTER DIED, 2008
FESTIVAL OF 9 LESSONS & CAROLS, KING'S COLLEGE CHAPEL, OXFORD, ENGLAND, 2017


MONDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2017
A'PHABET DAY
CHRISTMAS
ISAAC NEWTON, 1642
PURITANS IN ENGLAND FORBADE CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS, 1644
DOROTHY WORDSWORTH, 1771
WASHINGTON CROSSED DELAWARE RIVER, 1776
CLARISSA HARLOWE BARTON, 1821
CHARLES PATHE, 1863
EVANGELINE CORY BOOTH (SALVATION ARMY), 1865
PRES ANDREW JOHNSON PROCLAIMED UNCONDITIONAL AMNESTY OF CONFEDERATES, 1868
HELENA RUBINSTEIN, 1870
MOHAMMED ALI JINNAH (FOUNDER, PAKISTAN), 1876
LOUIS CHEVROLET, 1878
CONRAD NICHOLSON HILTON, 1887
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA COMPLETED "STARS & STRIPES FOREVER", 1896
HUMPHREY DeFOREST BOGART, 1899
CABELL CALLOWAY, 1907
WW I CHRISTMAS TRUCE, 1914
MOHAMMAD ANWAR SADAT, 1918
ROD SERLING, 1924
CARLOS CASTANEDA, 1931
METROPOLITAN OPERA RADIO BROADCAST 1ST COMPLETE OPERA ("HANSEL & GRETEL"), 1931
BRITISH GARRISON @ HONG KONG SURRENDERED TO JAPANESE, 1941
F.D.R.'S CHRISTMAS FIRESIDE CHAT, 1943
JIMMY BUFFET, 1946
W C FIELDS DIED, 1946
BARBARA ANN MANDRELL, 1948
MARY ELIZABETH "SISSY" SPACEK, 1949
"STEVE ALLEN SHOW" TV PREMIERE, 1950
KARL CHRISTIAN ROVE, 1950
NBC-TV SIGNED WALT DISNEY, 1950
ANNIE LENNOX, 1954
SHANE MacGOWAN (POGUES), 1957
"GOLDFINGER" RELEASED, 1964
"MARY POPPINS" RELEASED IN US, 1964
CHARLIE CHAPLIN DIED, 1977
ROMANIA EXECUTED NICOLAE CEAUSESCUE, 1989
GORBACHEV RESIGNED AS PRESIDENT OF USSR, 1991
DEAN MARTIN DIED, 1995
JonBEBET RAMSEY DISCOVERED MURDERED, 1995
"EVITA" RELEASED IN US, 1996
"HAMLET" RELEASED IN US, 1996
"KUNDUN" RELEASED IN US, 1997
"WAG THE DOG" RELEASED IN US, 1997
"MIGHTY JOE YOUNG" RELEASED IN US, 1998
CUBA AGAIN BEGAN PERMITTING CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS, 1998
"ANGELA'S ASHES" RELEASED IN US, 1999
"GALAXY QUEST" RELEASED IN US, 1999
"CASANOVA" RELEASED IN US, 2005
"MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS" RELEASED IN US, 2005
"THE PRODUCERS" RELEASED IN US, 2005
"DREAMGIRLS" RELEASED IN US, 2006
JAMES BROWN DIED, 2006
"THE WATER HORSE" RELEASED IN US, 2007


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2017
BAHAMAS: JUNKANOO
BOXING DAY
IRELAND: DAY OF THE WREN
KWANZAA
NATIONAL WHINER'S DAY
ST. STEPHEN'S DAY
CHARLEMAGNE CROWNED HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR, 800
STEPHEN BECAME KING OF ENGLAND, 1135
"KING LEAR" PERFORMED AT THE COURT OF KING JAMES I, 1606
THOMAS GRAY ("ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD"), 1716
BATTLE OF TRENTON NJ/WASHINGTON WON 1ST MAJOR US VICTORY, 1776
LAURENT CLERC (1ST DEAF TEACHER IN AMERICA), 1785
CHARLES BABBAGE (COMPUTING PIONEER), 1791
JAMES H MASON PATENTED COFFEE PERCOLATOR, 1865
HENRY VALENTINE MILLER, 1891
MAO TSE-TUNG, 1893
ROBERT LeROY RIPLEY, 1893
CURIES DISCOVERED RADIUM, 1898
US GOVT TOOK CONTROL OF RAILROADS, 1917
STEPHEN VALENTINE PATRICK WILLIAM ALLEN, 1921
ALAN KING (IRWIN KNIBERG), 1927
SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, 1935
PHIL SPECTOR, 1940
WINSTON CHURCHILL BECAME 1ST BRITISH PM TO ADDRESS US CONGRESS, 1941
GRAY DAVIS, 1942
JOHN WALSH ("AMERICA'S MOST WANTED"), 1945
"RASHOMON" RELEASED IN US, 1950
SUSAN BUTCHER (IDITAROD WINNER), 1954
DAVID RAYMOND SEDARIS, 1956
KWANZAA/1ST CELEBRATED LOS ANGELES, CA, 1966
PRES TRUMAN DIED, 1972
JACK BENNEY DIED, 1974
DIANE FOSSE DISCOVERED MURDERED, RWANDA, 1985
SLOVENIA INDEPENDENT, 1990
"WHAT DREAMS MAY COME" RELEASED IN US, 1998
"MUPPETS FROM SPACE" RELEASED IN US, 1999
JASON ROBARDS DIED, 2000
"CHICAGO" RELEASED IN US, 2002
"PETER PAN" RELEASED IN US, 2003
"NAPOLEON DYNAMITE" RELEASED IN US, 2004
EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMIS, SUMATRA & ANDAMAN ISLANDS, 2004
GERALD FORD DIED, 2006
SYDNEY-HOBART YACHT RACE BEGINS, 2017
WINTERFEST VARIETY SHOW, SEATTLE CENTER, SEATTLE, WA, 2017


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2017
FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
JOHANNES KEPLER, 1571
GEORGE CAYLEY (FOUNDER OF AERODYNAMICS & MAKER OF 1ST MAN-CARRYING GLIDER), 1733  
LOUIS PASTEUR, 1822
H.M.S. BEAGLE SET OUT, 1831
1ST MEETING OF THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, 1892
CARRIE NATION SMASHED 1ST BAR, WICHITA, KS, 1900
MARLENE DIETRICH, 1901
"PETER PAN" OPENED IN LONDON, 1904
WILLIAM HOWELL MASTERS (MASTERS & JOHNSON), 1915
LEE SALK (CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST), 1926
RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL OPENED, 1932
COKIE ROBERTS, 1943
ALLIES AGREED TO DIVISION OF KOREA, 1945
"HOWDY DOODY" 1ST TELECAST, 1947
GERARD DEPARDIEU, 1948
MARYAM D'ABO, 1960
SARAH JANE VOWELL, 1969
KING JUAN CARLOS AGREED TO SPANISH DEMOCRATIC CONSTITUTION, 1978
USSR SEIZED CONTROL OF AFGHANISTAN (SEE 12/24), 1979
HOAGY CARMICHAEL DIED, 1981
"12 MONKEYS" RELEASED IN US, 1995
BENZAIR BHUTTO ASSASSINATED, 2007


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2017
HOLY INNOCENTS DAY
NEPAL:  BIRTH OF HIS MAJESTY THE KING
"POOR RICHARD'S ALMANACK" 1ST ADVERTISED, 1732
ROB ROY DIED, 1734
JONATHAN SWIFT DIED, 1745
JOHN MOLSON, 1763
THOMAS PAINE ARRESTED IN FRANCE FOR TREASON, 1793
JOHN C. CALHOUN RESIGNED FROM VICE-PRESIDENCY, 1832
SPAIN RECOGNIZED MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE, 1836
IOWA ADMITTED (#29), 1846
1ST GAS LIGHTS IN WHITE HOUSE, 1848
THOMAS WOODROW WILSON, 1856
WILLIAM E SEMPLE PATENTED CHEWING GUM, 1869
ARTHUR STANLEY EDDINGTON, 1882
LUMIERE BROTHERS 1ST DEMONSTRATED MOTION PICTURES, PARIS, 1895
EARL KENNETH "FATHA" HINES, 1903
WORST EARTHQUAKE IN RECORDED EUROPEAN HISTORY HIT S ITALY, 1908
MARGARET NATALIE "MAGGIE" SMITH, 1934
GRACE NICHELLE NICHOLS, 1936
MAURICE RAVEL DIED, 1937
US CONGRESS RECOGNIZED "PLEDGE OF ALLEIGANCE", 1945
CHINESE TROOPS CROSSED 38TH PARALLEL IN KOREA, 1950
DENZEL WASHINGTON, 1954
ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN'S GULAG ARCHIPELAGO 1ST PUBLISHED, 1973
PRES NIXON SIGNED ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT, 1973
CREOSOTE BUSH IN MOJAVE DESERT DETERMINED TO BE 11,700 YEARS OLD, 1984
"MADNESS OF KING GEORGE" RELEASED IN US, 1994
CLAYTON MOORE DIED ("LONE RANGER"), 1999


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2017
TICK TOCK DAY
FEAST OF ST. THOMAS BECKET/MURDERED 1170
CHARLES MACINTOSH, 1766
BRITISH TROOPS CAPTURED SAVANNAH, GA (HELD UNTIL 7/11/1782), 1778
CHARLES GOODYEAR, 1800
ANDREW JOHNSON (17TH PRESIDENT), 1808
WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE, 1809
1ST YMCA IN US, BOSTON, MA, 1844
TEXAS ADMITTED (28TH), 1845
PABLO CARLOS SALVADOR DEFILLIO de CASALS, 1876
MASSACRE @ WOUNDED KNEE (146 SIOUX KILLED), 1890
JOYCE'S PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN 1ST PUBLISHED, 1916
RASPUTIN KILLED, 1916
WILLIAM OSLER DIED, 1919
"FLYING DOWN TO RIO" RELEASED, 1933
MARY TYLER MOORE, 1936
JONATHAN VOIGT, 1938
FIREBOMBING OF LONDON, 1940
TED DANSON, 1947
YVONNE ELLIMAN, 1953
PAULA POUNDSTONE, 1959
"THUNDERBALL" RELEASED, 1965
"TROUBLE WITH TRIBBLES", 1967
JUDE LAW, 1972
ALEXA RAY JOEL, 1985
"BEYOND THE SEA" RELEASED IN US, 2004
NO INTERRUPTIONS DAY, 2017


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2017
TITUS, 39
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY & MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT GODWIN, 1816
JOHN MILNE, 1850
ASA GRIGGS CANDLER (INVENTED COCA-COLA), 1851
GADSEN PURCHASE ESTABLISHED US-MEXICO & FINAL US BOUNDARIES, 1853
"MONITOR" SANK OFF CAPE HATTERAS, 1862
JOSEPH RUDYARD KIPLING, 1865
SIMON GUGGENHEIM, 1867     
TOJO HIDEKI, 1884
AMELIA JENKS BLOOMER DIED, 1894
BERT PARKS, 1914
GRIGORI EFIMOVICH RASPUTIN KILLED, 1916
USSR ESTABLISHED, 1922
BO DIDDLEY (ELLAS BATES McDANIEL), 1928
JACK LORD (JOHN RYAN), 1930
NOEL PAUL STOOKEY ("PETER, PAUL & MARY"), 1937
MICHAEL NESMITH ("MONKEES"), 1942
DAVY JONES ("MONKEES"), 1946
PATTI LEE SMITH, 1946
"KISS ME, KATE" OPENED, NEW YORK, NY, 1948
"ROY ROGERS SHOW" TV PREMIERE, 1951
1ST COLOR TVS WENT ON SALE, 1953
MATT LAUER, 1957
TRACEY ULLMAN, 1959
BEN JOHNSON, 1961
"LET'S MAKE A DEAL" PREMIERE, 1963
ELDRICK "TIGER" WOODS, 1975
"WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY" CANCELED BY NBC, 1980
LeBRON JAMES, 1984
SADDAM HUSSEIN EXECUTED, 2006


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2017
MAKE UP YOUR MIND DAY
SCOTLAND: HOGMANAY
JACQUES CARTIER, 1491
ANDREAS VESALIUS (PHYSICIAN & ANATOMIST), 1514
ELIZABETH I GRANTED CHARTER TO EAST INDIA COMPANY, 1600
CHARLES EDWARD LOUIS PHILIP CASIMIR STUART, BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE, 1720
CHARLES, LORD CORNWALLIS, 1738
BRITISH DEFEATED REBELS @ BATTLE OF QUEBEC (SEE 12/8), 1775
BANK OF NORTH AMERICA, PHILADELPHIA, PA, BECAME 1ST BANK IN US, 1782
LAST LEGAL DATE FOR IMPORTATION OF SLAVES INTO US, 1807
JOHN NIXON DIED, 1808
OTTAWA BECAME CANADIAN CAPITAL, 1857
WEST VIRGINIA, 1862
HENRI-EMILE-BENOIT MATISSE, 1869
EDISON GAVE 1ST PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION OF INCANDESCENT LIGHT, MENLO PARK, NJ, 1879
GEORGE CATLETT MARSHALL, 1880
ELIZABETH ARDEN, 1884
ELLIS ISLAND OPENED, 1890
BALL FIRST DROPPED FROM TIMES TOWER, NEW YORK, NY, 1904
SIMON WIESENTHAL, 1908
ODETTA HOMES FELIOUS GORDON, 1930
PHILIP ANTHONY HOPKINS, 1937
BEN KINGSLEY (KRISHNA BHANJI), 1943
JOHN DENVER (HENRY JOHN DEUTSCHENDORF), 1943
BARBARA CARRERA, 1945
ROY ROGERS & DALE EVANS, 1947
DONNA SUMMER (LaDONNA ANDREA GAINES), 1949
VAL KILMER, 1959
BEACH BOYS DEBUTED, 1960
JOHN ALLEN MUHAMMAD (JOHN ALLEN WILLIAMS) (DC SNIPER), 1960
NICHOLAS SPARKS, 1965
PSY (PARK JAE-SANG), 1977
US ENTERED DIPLOMATIC RELATIONSHIPS WITH TAIWAN, 1978
MARSHALL McLUAN DIED, 1980
AT&T BREAKUP BECAME EFFECTIVE, 1983
BERNARD GOETZ TURNED HIMSELF IN (SEE 12/22), 1984
CZECHOSLOVAKIA ENDED, 1992
REPUBLIC OF PANAMA ASSUMED CONTROL OF CANAL, 1999