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5:27am

Wed December 24, 2014
Daily Almanac

December 24, 2014

Today is Wednesday December 24, 2014
358 day of 2014, 7 remaining

Sunrise: 7:23am
Sunset: 4:56 pm
9 hours and 33 minutes of daylight today
Moonrise: 9:21 a.m.
Moonset: 8:24 p.m.

Special Celebrations today:

Today is Christmas Eve. It's also Egg Nog Day, Chocolate Day and The Feast of the Seven Fishes today.

on this day in....

1818 - Franz Gruber of Oberndorf, Germany composed the music for "Silent Night".

1851 - A fire devastated the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.

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6:45am

Tue December 23, 2014
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Tuesday December 23, 2014

Harry Shearer has a birthday is today. He hosts Le Show, plays bass in the Rock music mockumentary Spinal Tap, and voices many characters on The Simpsons

December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 

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7:19am

Fri December 19, 2014
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Friday December 19, 2014

2000
  • Look For An Evergreen Day
  • National Oatmeal Muffin Day
  • National Hard Candy Day
  • Las Posadas-Mexico
  • Sveti Nikola-Serbia
  • Saturnalia (through 12/23)
  • On This Day
  • 1732 --- Benjamin Franklin of Philadelphia first published Poor Richard's Almanack.
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7:04am

Thu December 18, 2014
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Thursday December 18, 2014

1865
  • Bake Cookies Day
  • National Re-Gifting Day
  • Roast Suckling Pig Day
  • Wear A Plunger On Your Head Day
  • Free Shipping Day
  • Arabic Language Day
  • International Migrants Day
  • Republic Day-Niger
  • Las Posadas-Mexico
  • On This Day
  • 1606 --- At Westminster in London, Guy Fawkes, a chief conspirator in the plot to blow up the British Parliament building, jumps to his death moments before his execution for treason.
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7:07am

Wed December 17, 2014
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Wednesday December 17, 2014

1903
  • Maple Syrup Day
  • Wright Brothers Day
  • Nutcracker Day
  • Saturnalia (12/17-12/23)
  • National Day-Bhutan
  • Las Posadas-Mexico
  • On This Day
  • 1843 --- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens was published in London and immediately sold out. He wrote the story in just two months, beginning in October, 1843 and finishing at the end of November. It was the first of five Christmas books by Dickens.
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