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Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

  • | NATL - Government
    - On this date in 1947, President Truman signed legislation unifying the two branches of the armed forces into the Department of Defense. The branches merged were the Army and the Navy. The Air Force was separated from the Army at the same time and made an independent force.
     
           

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

  • - A special remembrance of the veterans of the Korean War, and especially those of the US and allied combatants who made the ultimate sacrifice in Korea. The display of the US flag is encouraged on this day.
     
           

Friday, July 28th, 2017

  • | NATL - Historical
    - This war is also known as the First World War or the Great War. It was a global war originating in Europe that began on July 28th,1914 and lasted until November 11th,1918. The assignation of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife by a Serbian nationalist is what provoked this war. Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, which was the formal beginning of the war.
     
           

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Celebrate this special day by going out with your girlfriends, to a movie, out to eat or shopping.
     
           

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - August 3rd-6th. Grant Park, Chicago, IL. Music festival started in 1991 by Perry Farrell. Today's Lollapalooza spans more than 115 acres, a diverse array of more than 130 artists, multiple stages and lots more! Annually, the last weekend in July or first weekend in August.
     
           

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Sisters Day is your chance to celebrate the spirit of sisterhood. Show your sister whether by birth, adoption or best friend that is like a sister, appreciation and recognition for the special relationship that is shared. Sisters day is annually the first Sunday in August.
     
           

Monday, August 7th, 2017

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - August 7-13 at Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC. The 99th championship conducted by the Professional Golfers' Association of America. For information visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Known as the sturgeon moon by Native American tribes of New England and The Great Lakes. Moon enters Full Moon phase at 2:11 PM, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Partial eclipse of the moon. Visible in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australia.
     
           

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - August 9-13. Among the best-known and most spectacular meteor showers are the Perseids, peaking about Aug 10-12. As many as 50-100 may be seen in a single night. Wish upon a "falling star"!
     
           

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The most popular campfire treat is celebrated each year on August 10th. This delicious, sticky and gooey treat is loved by millions across the United States. Traditionally, S'mores consist of roasted marshmallows, a slab of chocolate and is enclosed by graham crackers making a yummy sandwich! Credited with creating the sandwich is Girl Scout Loretta Crew, her recipe for 'Some Mores' was published in 'Tramping and Trailing With The Girl Scouts'.
     
           

Monday, August 14th, 2017

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Last Quarter phase at 9:15 PM, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - The anniversary of President Harry Truman's announcement that Japan had surrendered to the Allies, which had set off celebrations across the United States.
     
           

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate and do something fun with your best friend! Go to a movie, shopping, get something to eat, play a game, or just hang out and be together.
     
           

Monday, August 21st, 2017

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 2:30 PM, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Total eclipse of the sun. Visible in North America, northern South America, norther/western Africa, wester Europe. Pacific ocean, Atlantic Oceans and the Arctic.
     
           

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate dogs for all they do in our lives, the joy they bring us while loving us unconditionally. For more information on celebrating our furry friends checkout the website click for details.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - Women's Equality Day is a day proclaimed each year by the United States President to commemorate the granting of the right for women vote throughout the country. Women in the United States were granted the right to vote on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified as law.
     
           

Monday, August 28th, 2017

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Flushing Meadows, NY. Part of the Grand Slam of tennis tournaments. Est attendance: 720,000.
     
           

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - McFerren Park, Hoopeston, IL. Annual festival includes 50 tons of free corn on the cob, nationally sanctioned beauty pageant, carnival, flea market, horse show, demolition derby, bands and talent shows. Est attendance: 50,000.
     
           

Friday, September 1st, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Cats are America's favorite pet! Outnumbering dogs as domestic companions by more than 13 million. Happy Cat Month celebrates the joys of cat ownership. Time to show some love! For information visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - For the month of September, focus on the positive aspects of growing older by celebrating Healthy Aging Month! This national health promotion is designed to broaden awareness of positive aspects of aging and to provide inspiration for adults, ages 50+, to improve their physical, mental, social and financial health. The campaign is developed and produced by Educational Television Network, Inc (ETNET), a non-profit corporation based in Pennsylvania. For further information check out the website at click for details.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Colder temperatures are the perfect time to heat those ovens! In September, bakers gonna bake during National Bake and Decorate Month!
     
           

Monday, September 4th, 2017

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Labor Day is always celebrated on the first Monday in September. Labor Day is a day to recognize the contributions of American workers of all industries to the U.S. economy. To many, Labor Day marks the end of the summer season, even as Memorial Day marks its beginning.
     
           

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to promote the positive parts of procrastination.

    In today’s busy lifestyle’s, there are pressures put on us to be here and be there at certain times and we are always watching the clock.

    Today, just take a moment to slow down for a little bit & enjoy the scenery.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - The full moon nearest the autumnal equinox, extending the hours of light into the evening helping the farmer with the long day's work.
     
           

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Full Moon phase at 3:03AM, EDT.
     
           

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Sept 10-16. This week provides an opportunity for residents, families, staff, volunteers and the community to share with our residents a variety of events and activities that show them how much we care for them. For information, visit click for details or click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - To give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children and become aware of the guidance older people can offer.
     
           

Monday, September 11th, 2017

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Patriot Day falls on 11th September (also commonly known as ‘Nine-Eleven’) and is remembered globally as the anniversary of the catastrophic terrorist attacks on the USA of 11th September 2001.

    Embedded in the memories of everyone who lived through it, this was the day four jet planes were hijacked and crashed into the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, causing the deaths of 2,977 people. The fourth plane (United Airlines Flight 93) was directed at Washington DC, but its passengers bravely attempted to take back control and it crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

    The large majority of those lost after the attacks on the Twin Towers were working at or above the points of collision; thousands of people who had gone to work that morning like every other day, found themselves suddenly stranded at the top of a burning skyscraper. A number made the choice to jump from the flaming buildings rather than wait to be caught by the flames or for the building to collapse. No one could forget the terrifying and heartbreaking stories and images captured by the news footage of the day.

    In the wake of the World Trade Center collisions, many brave men and women from the emergency services risked their lives to try to help rescue victims of the attacks, and of them 411 lost their own lives attempting to fight fires and rescue people.

    Patriot Day is recognized by US law as the official day of remembrance for these tragic events, and has been observed every year since. Each year on this day, American flags are flown at half-staff to honour and commemorate those lives lost. The US President asks fellow Americans to observe a moment of silence at 8.46am (Eastern Daylight Time), the time of the first plane collision into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

    While the events took place within the USA, the shock and grief experienced in response to the attacks was shared across the globe, and for this reason Patriot Day will be observed not only in America, but all over the world
     
           

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Friday, September 15th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is annually the third Friday of September each year. Many Americans take the time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families.
     
           
  • - For those individuals whose fiscal year is the calendar year and who make quarterly estimated federal income tax payments, today is one of the due dates.
     
           

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

  • | NATL - Historical
    - Mayflower Day celebrates the date the Mayflower sailed from Plymouth, England to America. On September 16, 1620, 102 men, women, and children set sail from Plymouth, England. Their destination was the New World, where they could have religious freedom, and continue using their native language, culture, and customs.
     
           

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 1:30 AM, EDT.
     
           

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

  • | NATL - Religious
    - Jewish holy day observed on 2 consecutive days. Beginning of 10 days of repentance and spiritual renewal.
     
           

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - In the Northern Hemisphere, autumn begins today with the autumnal equinox, at 4:02 PM EDT. Note that in the Southern Hemisphere today is the beginning of spring. Everywhere on Earth (except near the poles) the sun rises due east and sets due west and daylight length is nearly identical - about 12 hours and 8 minutes.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day set aside to honor and reflect upon the contributions and accomplishments of the millions of women in the work force and the millions of women business owners in the U.S.
     
           
  • - One of the most important presidential proclamations of American history is that of Sept. 22, 1862 in which Abraham Lincoln, by executive proclamation, freed the slaves in the rebelling states.
     
           

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Presidential proclamation 4682, of Sept 11, 1979, covers all succeeding years. Annually, the fourth Saturday in September.
     
           

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters 1st quarter phase at 10:53 PM, EDT
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages. This unique national program — with participation by local organizations throughout the U.S. — focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. Organized by the Health InformationResource Center. For more information visit click for details
     
           

Friday, September 29th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Popular observance for coffee drinkers, celebrated by the coffee industry and coffee shops and houses (often with free cups of coffee.) Probably first observed in 2005 in the United States.
     
           

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

  • | NATL - Religious
    - Holiest Jewish observance. A day for fasting, repentance and atonement. Begins at sundown on Sept 29.
     
           

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Established in 1985 to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. For information visit click for details.
     
           
  • - October 1, 1932 in the fifth inning of game three of the 1932 World Series, with a count of two balls and two strikes, Babe Ruth pointed to the center field bleachers in Chicago's Wrigley Field and followed up by hitting a soaring home run high above the very spot to which he had just gestured. Did he really call his shot? Some Disagree, some eyewitnesses and Cubs pitcher Charlie Root believe he did not. Even Babe Ruth's Daughter said that he denied it, but Babe himself also claimed he did it.
     
           

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Child Health Day in the United States raises people’s awareness of how they can protect and develop children’s health. This event is annually celebrated on the first Monday of October.
     
           
  • - Go Blue! Kids and Adults wear a blue shirt this day to show solidarity against bullying and cyber-bullying. Annually, the first Monday in October. For further information check out click for details.
     
           
  • - Traditionally, the Supreme Court's annual term begins on the first Monday in October and continues with seven two-week sessions of oral arguments. Between the sessions are six recesses during which the opinions are written by the justice. Ordinarily, all cases are decided by the following June or July.
     
           

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Oct 5-7. The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition.

    Each year, representing the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world’s greatest brewing nation.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Full Moon phase 2:40 PM, EDT.
     
           

Friday, October 6th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day dedicated to good works and good cheer throughout the world. The official theme is "Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile!"
     
           

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - October 7-15. Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque, NM. The largest hot-air balloon gathering in the world. Featuring more than 500 hot-air and gas balloons, specialty shaped balloons and more. Includes entries from more than 20 countries. For more information visit click for details
     
           

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - A fast 26.2-mile course attracts everyone from elite athletes to novice marathon runners from all 50 states and more than 120 foreign countries. Annually, the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend. For more information check out the website at click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - 1871. Great fire of Chicago began, according to legend, when mrs. O'Leary's cow kicked over her lantern in her barn on DeKoven street. The fire leveled 3 1/2 square miles, destroying 17,450 buildings and leaving 98,500 people homeless and about 250 people dead. Financially, the loss was $200 million. On the same day, a fire destroyed entire town of Peshtigo, WI, killing more than 1,1 people.
     
           

Monday, October 9th, 2017

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Observance of Columbus Day the second Monday in October. Commemorates the landfall of Columbus in the new world.
     
           

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A project of the Human Rights Campaign since 1988. On October 11, thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and their supportive allies celebrate National Coming Out Day. This day encourages LGBT individuals to come out and be honest about themselves. For additionally information checkout click for details
     
           

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Last Quarter phase at 8:25 AM, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - National Stop Bullying Day, which is referred to by some as, “Unity Day” is observed annually on the second Wednesday in October. This annual day is designed to bring awareness of the need to stand up against and put and end to bullying by classroom actives and school assembly presentations. For further information check out, click for details & click for details.
     
           

Monday, October 16th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day for workers to appreciate their employers. Originated in 1958 by Patricia Bays Haroski to honor her own boss, who also happened to be her father.
     
           

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 3:12 PM, EDT.
     
           

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Sweetest Day originated in Cleveland, Ohio in 1922. Herbert Birch Kingston, a philanthropist and candy company employee wanted to bring happiness into the lives of the sick, orphans, shut-ins and others who were forgotten by distributing candy to them. Thus, Sweetest Day was born. Today is the day to do something nice for someone that will make him or her say, "Oh, that's so sweet!" Annually, the third Saturday in October.
     
           

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - An occasion to honor mothers-in-law for their contribution to the success of families, and for their good humor in enduring bad jokes.
     
           
  • - On October 22, 1962 President John F. Kennedy, demanded the removal from Cuba of Soviet missiles, launched equipment and bombers and he imposed a naval "quarantine" to prevent further weaponry from reaching Cuba.
     
           

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this day millions of Americans unite to do good for others on Make a Difference Day. A USA Today initiative, backed by Gannett, who are proud to head this nationwide effort and recognize the everyday people whose contributions improve communities and better lives. Annually, the fourth Saturday in October. Make a difference today! For details checkout, click for details.
     
           

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - "What greater gift than the love of a cat?"—Charles Dickens.
    Celebrate cats and help them to find forever homes. Cats can lower blood pressure, offer unconditional love and companionship, tons of laughs and alert their owner to danger. Please visit a local shelter and offer love and life by adopting a cat. Visit click for details for more information.
     
           

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Also known as All Hallows Eve, the observance, dating from the sixth or seventh century has long been associated with spirits, witches, and ghosts. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing and games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films.
     
           

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

  • | NATL - Religious
    - Roman Catholic holy day of obligation. Commemorates the blessed, especially those who have no special feast days. Observed on Nov 1 since Pope Gregory IV set the date if recognition in AD 835.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - To raise awareness of the needs of children waiting to be adopted and to recognize. people who have adopted or were adopted.
     
           

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - This day was created for the men who do not know their way around the kitchen and are not familiar with cooking appliances, as well as for the women in their lives who need a break. Non-cooking men are encouraged to have some fun and whip up a special meal for their loved ones. Barbecues not allowed!
    For information visit click for details
     
           

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Native American Tribes of New England and the Great Lakes named the November Full Moon the Beaver Moon because at this time of year, beavers are preparing themselves for the coming winter. Moon enters Full Moon phase at 1:23am, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A popular occasion where women and girls take initiative in inviting a man or boy of their choice for a date. This tradition established in "Li'l Abner" comic strip in 1930s by cartoonist Al Capp. Usually on the first Saturday in November.
     
           

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Standard time resumes 2AM on the first Sunday in November in each time zone. Many people use the popular rule "spring forward and fall back" to remember which way to turn their clocks.
     
           

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

  • | NATL - Government
    - Generally, the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
     
           

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans, that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I.
     
           

Monday, November 13th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - This week observed since 1921, spotlights the importance of providing every child in America with a quality public education from Kindergarten through college and the need for everyone to do his or her part in making public schools great again.
     
           

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A program of Keep America Beautiful, is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting recycling in the United States. Every year event organizers educate the public through thousands of events. For information visit click for details.
     
           

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event is your chance to triumph over addiction. Annually, the third Thursday to encourage smokers to go the distance, and to finally give up smoking. For information, visit click for details
     
           

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 6:42 AM, EST.
     
           

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

  • - On this date in 1863, 17 acres of the battlefield at Gettysburg, PA, were dedicated as a national cemetery. The address that Lincoln delivered in less than 2 minutes was later recognized as one of the most eloquent of the English language.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - To celebrate the inclusive spirt of American families and applaud the commitment of those family members who encourage us to reach new heights. Annually, the week that includes Thanksgiving Day.
     
           

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

  • - On this date in 1963 President John F. Kennedy was slain by a sniper while riding in an open automobile in Dallas, TX. Accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald was killed by Jack Ruby while in police custody awaiting trial.
     
           

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A part of everyone's Thanksgiving, the parade gets bigger and better every year. Featuring floats, giant balloons, marching bands, and famous people. The three-hour Macy's event is held in New York City starting at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thanksgiving Day, and has been televised nationally on NBC since 1952.
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Legal public holiday. Observed in all states. Originally celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.
     
           

Friday, November 24th, 2017

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - The traditional start of the Christmas shopping season on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Called "Black Friday" because traditionally retailers were in the "black" by this day of year.
     
           

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business. For more information visit click for details
     
           

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Monday, November 27th, 2017

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Traditional beginning of the online Christmas season.
     
           

Friday, December 1st, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Salespeople are essential resources for customers today. The talented salesperson filters the vast amount of information that is available to customers and helps businesspeople make the best purchasing decisions. Annually, the first Friday in December.
     
           

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

  • - The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - The December Full Moon. So called by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because the nights have become long. Also known as the the Long Nights Moon. Moon enters Full Moon Phase at 10:47 AM, EST.
     
           

Monday, December 4th, 2017

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Celebrate a delicious holiday tradition, host a cookie exchange party this week! Try a new recipe or share personal favorites with others. Easy ideas, recipes, inspiration and instruction are available at click for details.
     
           

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - One of the most venerated saints of both Eastern and Western Christian churches, of whose life little is known. Except for the fact that he was a Bishop of Myra (now Turkey) in the fourth century, and that from early times he was noted for his charity. Santa Claus and the presentation of gifts is said to derive from St. Nicholas.
     
           

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

  • - On December 7, 1941 at 7:55AM (local time), "a date that will live in infamy," nearly 200 Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, long considered the US "Gibraltar of the Pacific." The raid, which lasted little more than one hour, left nearly 3,000 dead. Almost the entire US Pacific Fleet was at anchor there, and few ships escaped damage. Several were sunk or disabled, while 200 US aircraft on the ground were destroyed. The attack on Pearl Harbor brought about immediate US entry into WWII, a declaration of war being requested by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and approved by Congress December 8, 1941.
     
           
  • - (Tentative) At President's Park the Holiday Season Begins with the Flip of a Switch!
    The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is a truly unique National Park Service experience! What began as a community event back in 1923 has grown into a nationally televised event with celebrity hosts and performers, and of course the President and First Family.
     
           

Friday, December 8th, 2017

  • - Roman Catholic holy day of obligation. A public holiday in Nicaragua.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 1980 gunman Mark David Chapman shot and killed rock star John Lennon outside of his apartment building as he returned from a recording session. The death of the former Beatle, who was an international peace activist, shocked the world.
     
           
  • - 1941. One day after the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Congress declared war against Japan and the US entered WWII.
     
           

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

  • | NATL - Religious
    - Chanukah, the Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the festival of lights, is an eight day festival beginning on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev.

    The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched menorah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night.
     
           

Friday, December 15th, 2017

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1791, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution, known as the Bill Of Rights, became effective following ratification by Virginia.
     
           

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1773, the Sons of Liberty, some disguised as Native Americans, boarded three British vessels at Griffin's Wharf, Boston Harbor. Contents of 342 chests of tea were dumped into the harbor as a protest against the Tea Act of 1773 by the American Colonists.
     
           

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

  • - On this date in 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright, after 3 years of experimentations with kites and gliders, achieved the first documented successful powered and controlled flights of an airplane. The flight was sustained for less than a minute but represented man's first powered airplane flight and the beginning of a new form of transportation.
     
           

Monday, December 18th, 2017

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 1:30 AM, EST.
     
           

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Dec 21 - Mar 20. In the Northern Hemisphere winter begins today with the winter solstice, at 11:28 AM, EST.
     
           
  • - 1970. After writing President Richard M. Nixon offering to be a "Federal Agent-at-Large" to fight drug abuse and the drug culture, Elvis Presley met with Nixon at the White House on this date. Presley was not made a federal agent, but the two men had a cordial meeting. The photograph of them shaking hands is the most requested reproduction from the National Archives.
     
           

Sunday, December 24th, 2017

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Christmas Eve, which is the day before Christmas Day, is celebrated in many countries worldwide. It is a Christian observance that falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
    Christmas Eve is celebrated with large family meals featuring traditional dishes. Presents are exchanged and opened, many homes have their Christmas trees lit up, mistletoes hung, and other decorations, such as holly and ivy, at this time of the year.
     
           

Monday, December 25th, 2017

  • | NATL - Religious
    - Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

    Customs include gift giving, completing an Advent calendar or Advent wreath, Christmas music and caroling, exchanging Christmas cards, attending church services, a special meal, and spending time with family and friends.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The holiday schedules for the various exchanges are subject to change if relevant rules, regulations or exchange polices are revised.
     
           

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Boxing Day is December 26, the day after Christmas, and is celebrated in Great Britain and in most areas settled by the English (the U.S. is the major exception), including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

    Some historians say the holiday developed because servants were required to work on Christmas Day, but took the following day off. As servants prepared to leave to visit their families, their employers would present them with gift boxes.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters First Quarter phase at 4:20 AM, EST.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Dec 26- Jan 1, 2018. African- American family observance created in 1966 by Dr. Manulana Karenga in recognition of traditional African Harvest festivals. This seven-day festival stressed unity of the black family, with harvest fest (karamu) on the first day and a day of meditation the final one. Kwanzaa means "first fruit" in Swahili.
     
           

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL. 84th edition Storied college bowl game. Est attendance: 65,000.
     
           

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - The last evening of the Gregorian calendar year, traditionally a night for merrymaking to welcome in the new year.
     
           

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