Family and Friends
GO CAROLING DAY gathers our friends and family together as we dress for the weather, warm up our voices and spread some holiday cheer through the neighborhood. It is a nice tradition.
Education and Information
SACAGAWEA DAY honors the brave woman who was an indispensable guide, translator and calming presence on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. She was kidnapped by an enemy tribe when she was 12 and later sold to a French fur trader – Toussaint Charbonneau. She and her husband both aided the expedition and Sacagawea accomplished everything she did while caring for her infant son, Jean-Baptiste. She would die of Putrid Fever on this day in 1812, but she will always be remembered for her courage, strength, and compassion.
CATHODE RAY TUBE DAY remembers when this technology was da bomb. Any kind of screen or monitor, back then, was a CRT and had the big tube attached. Today, of course, we have LED monitors that are quite a bit thinner, but we can’t forget where we came from or what got us here.
GAMES DAY started in the United Kingdom in 1975 as a convention for gamers to come together. This would include everything from backgammon to chess to whatever game you could think of. Today, fantasy games like Magic and Warhammer draw the crowds, however, you choose the games to play today and have fun.
Belly up to the Bar
NATIONAL SANGRIA DAY raises a toast to a delightful combination of wine and fruit. Start off with your favorite wine, add some fruit and juice and let it sit in the fridge for a while. Fill up the glasses and enjoy – responsibly.
Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations
First Day of Winter – Winter Solstice – Yule
National Homeless Persons Remembrance Day
French Fried Shrimp Day
National Armagnac Day
On this day…
1803 – The sale of the Louisiana Purchase is completed as France transfers 827,000 square miles to the United States. We got this for a cool $15 million, which breaks down to about 3Ȼ per acre.
1812 – Grimms Fairy Tales is first published
1820 – Missouri imposes a $1 bachelor’s tax on unmarried men between the ages of 21 and 50
1860 – South Carolina secedes from the Union, the first state to do so
1946 – We find out “that every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings” as It’s A Wonderful Life premiers. I have yet to see this whole movie. I keep going to sleep on it about 10 minutes in.
1957 – Elvis takes all of his fans to Heartbreak Hotel when he is drafted by the Army
2019 – President Donald Trump established the Space Force
Happy Birthday to…
Enjoy the day and make it your own
Dear Heavenly Father, we ask for peace, comfort, and joy this season as we celebrate with friends and family. Thank you, Jesus, Amen.
Thank you to National Day Calendar; National Today; History.com; Britannica.com; Wikipedia; on this day.com
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