2022 Monthly Holidays that include December 17, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our December Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of December.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
The Astrological Sign for December 18 is Sagittarius.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for December are:
Holly/Narcissus - Sweetness, Self-Esteem, Vanity, The Sweetness of whoever receives it
The Birthstone(s) for December is:
1707 - Charles Wesley, English missionary and composer who wrote over 6,500 hymns (And Can it Be, Christ the Lord is Risen Today, and the carol Hark! The Herald Angels Sing)
1890 - Edwin Howard Armstrong, American engineer who invented FM radio (d. 1954)
1886 - Ty Cobb, American baseball player and manager who spent 22 years with the Detroit Tigers (d. 1961)
1916 - Betty Grable, American actress, singer, and dancer (How to Marry a Millionaire) (d. 1973)
1943 - Keith Richards, English musician who co-found and co-songwriter for the Rolling Stones
1946 - Steven Spielberg, American director, producer and screenwriter who co-founded the DreamWorks film company (Jaws, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, Indiana Jones movies, Jurassic Park, Schindler's List)
1963 - Brad Pitt, American actor and producer (Legends of the Fall, Oceans Eleven)
1980 - Christina Aquilera, American singer, songwriter, actress and producer (Genie in a Bottle, What a Girl Wants)
2006 - Joseph Barbera, American animator, director, and producer who co-founded Hanna-Barbera (Tom & Jerry, The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, The Jetsons & many more) (b. 1911)
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Info. to Come!
This Day in History
1777 - The United States celebrates Thanksgiving for the first time
1787 - New Jersey becomes the third state to ratify the United States Constitution
1865 - William Seward, U.S. Secretary of State proclaims the adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment which prohibits slavery throughout the United States
1867 - A 7.0Mw earthquake hits off the coast of Taiwan that triggers a tsunami that kills at least 580 people
1917 - A resolution for the Eighteenth Amendment to enact Prohibition is passed by the United States Congress
1958 - The world's first communications satellite, SCORE is launched
1972 - After peace talks collapsed with North Vietnam on December 13th, U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that the U.S. will engage North Vietnam in Operation Linebacker II, a series of Christmas bombings
2002 - The Governor of California Gray Davis announces that California would face a record budget deficit of $35 billion, which is double the number reported during his reelection campaign the previous month
2006 - Malaysia is hit with the first of a series of floods that kill 118, and displace over 400,000 people
2006 - The United Arab Emirates holds its first-ever elections
2015 - The last deep coal mine, Kellingley Colliery in Great Britain closes
2017 - Amtrak Cascades passenger train 501, derailed near DuPont, Washinton killing six people and injuring 70 others
This Day in Music
1892 - The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky premieres in Saint Petersburg, Russia
1961 - The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens hits #1 on the Hot 100
1981 - Rod Stewart holds a concert at the Forum in Los Angeles, CA that is broadcast via satellite to an estimated audience of 35 million. He features Tina Turner on his song Hot Legs (video below)
2009 - The Dave Matthew Band is the highest-grossing touring artist of the 2010's in North American with an estimated $530 million in earnings, due to constant touring and affordable tickets
2020 - McCartney III is released by Paul McCartney who plays all the instruments and writes all the songs
This Day in Sports
1932 - In the first NFL playoff game, the Chicago Bears defeat the Portsmouth Spartans to win the NFL Championship
1959 - Sammy Baugh is named the 1st coach of the New York Titans (AFL)
1988 - The Seattle Seahawks win their 1st division title with 9-7 record
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. A framework in the form of a passageway of columns that supports a trelliswork roof; used to support and trail climbing plants.
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