While the Christmas season is a magical time for many, it can be a difficult season to get through for some! For those without family, or those who have recently suffered a loss or a recent divorce, or for many other reasons, it is a hard time of year. Keep going and push through the difficult times! Life will get better.
If you know someone who is single, homeless, or has suffered a loss or is ill, reach out to them during this time. You might bring them a Christmas card or gift, or invite them to your Christmas dinner, or just give them a call or a visit and check up on them. Anything to brighten their day and let them know they are not alone!
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This Day in History
497 BC - The first Saturnalia festival was celebrated in ancient Rome, and later on expanded to run until December 23rd
1538 - Pope Paul III excommunicates Henry VIII of England
1777 - During the American Revolution, France formally recognizes the United States
1790 - The Aztec calendar stone is discovered at El Zocalo, Mexico City
1835 - 13 acres of New York City's Financial District are destroyed during the second Great Fire of New York
1892 - The First issue of Vogue, and American monthly fashion and lifestyle magazine is published
1903 - The Wright brothers make their first controlled powered, air flight in the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
1935 - First flight of the Douglas DC-3
1943 - The repeal of the Act of 1882 and the introduction of the Magnuson Act allows all Chines to once again become citizens of the United States
1947 - The first flight of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet strategic bomber
1957 - The United States successfully launches the first Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile at Cape Canaveral, Florida
1961 A first breaks out during a performance by the Gran Circus Norte-Americano in the City of Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, killing more than 500 people
1967 - The Prime Minister of Australia, Harold Holt is presumed drowned after he disappears while swimming near Portsea, Victoria
1969 - The United States Air Force closes Project Blue Book, their study of UFO's
1981 - American Brigadier General James L. Dozier is kidnapped by the Red Brigades in Verona, Italy
2009 - The MV Danny F II sinks off the coast of Lebanon carrying 83 people, 10,224 sheep, and 17,932 cattle, 40 people were rescued, 11 found dead, and the other crew, passengers, and animals are presumed to have diet
2014 - The United States and Cuba re-establish diplomatic relations with each other after they were severed in 1961
This Day in Music
1970 - The Theme From Love Story is recorded by Andy Williams
1970 - The Beach Boys play a performance for Princess Margaret at London's Royal Albert Hall
1984 - The first rap album certified Gold is Run-DMC's self titled debut album
1986 - After reuniting for a benefit concert in Pao Alto, CA, the Doobie Brothers put on a reunion tour and record an album
1989 - The Simpsons debut on Fox and during Season 3, Michael Jackson, Sting, and Aerosmith guest star
Video Above: Doobie Brothers - What a Fool Believes
This Day in Sports
1933 - The first NFL Championship Game is played in Chicago at Wrigley Field between the New York Giants and the Chicago Bears who won 23-21
1983 - During his 352nd NHL game, Wayne Gretzky scores a goal & 5 assists for a 8-1 win over the Quebec Nordiques to record his 800th point and 500th assist
2014 - The oldest golfer to record a hole-in-one is 103 year old Gus Andreone
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. Exhibiting retention of juvenile characteristics in the adult. 2. (informal) Babyfaced.
Wishing You a Great Day Today!
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