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December Fun Facts !

Posted by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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 The 12th month of the year is an outstanding one

December is the last month in the Gregorian calendar. Its name is based on the Latin term for ten. In the Roman calendar, December was the tenth month until the addition of January and February at the beginning of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere December has the shortest daylight hours and marks the beginning of winter. December provides the longest days in Southern Hemisphere, as it is the beginning of summer. December is a month home to many religious holidays.

Below are some fun facts about December:

1. The birthstone of December is turquoise.
2. Zodiac signs for December are Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21) and Capricorn (December 22 - January 19).
3. The birth flower of December is the narcissus.
4. World's AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1st.
5. December 3 - International Day of the Disabled Person
6. Universal Human Rights Month
7. National Read a New Book Month
8. In December, Nobel Prizes are awarded.
9. On December 4, 1791, The Observer newspaper (the first Sunday newspaper) was first published in Britain.
10. Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25th.
11. On December 7, 1941, The United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japanese planes which killed more than 2,300 Americans.
12. On December 20, 1803, the Louisiana Purchase was completed.
13. Kwanzaa is celebrated on December 26 - January 1 every year.
14. National Stress Free Family Holiday Month
15. December 27th is National Chocolate Day
16. On December 29, 1862, the bowling bowl was invented.
17. Poinsettia Day is on December 12th.
18. On December 3, 1967, the first heart transplant was completed.
19. On December 17, 1903, the Wright Brothers made their first flight.
20. On December 14, 1791, the Bill of Rights was passed.

by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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MichelleK41
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Very interesting, TFS. =)

sandbuster
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 1:04 PM
1 mom liked this

I am loving National Chocolate Day!!

TFS

snuggiewoogie
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 6:52 PM
Cool:)
SassyWildflower
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 7:18 PM
Awesome facts :)
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Threes.Company
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 10:59 AM

TFS!

Leelee1008
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 11:31 AM

very cool

Sisteract
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 11:37 AM

TY

GwenMB
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 4:13 PM

I think its funny that its National Stress Free Family Holiday month since Christmas is often so stressful! 

TheBabyFactory4
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:01 PM

interesting


mrswillie
by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 8:00 AM

My birthday is the 17th

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