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4:46am

Mon December 29, 2014
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Deceember 29, 2014

Today is Monday December 29, 2014
363 day of 2014, 2 remaining

Sunrise: 7:24am
Sunset: 4:59 pm
9 hours and 35 minutes of daylight today
Moonrise: 12:34 p.m.
Moonset: 12:53 a.m.

Special Celebrations today:
Today is:Pepper Pot Day

on this day in....

1170 - St. Thomas à Becket, the 40th archbishop of Canterbury, was murdered in his own cathedral by four knights acting on Henry II's orders.

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4:39am

Fri December 26, 2014
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December 26, 2014

Today is Friday December 26, 2014
360 day of 2014, 5 remaining

Sunrise: 7:23am
Sunset: 4:57 pm
9 hours and 33 minutes of daylight today
Moonrise: 10:44 a.m.
Moonset: 10:41 p.m.

Special Celebrations today:
Today is National Whiners Day, Candy Cane Day and Boxing Day in Canada as well as National Coffee Percolator Day

on this day in....
1620 - The Pilgrim Fathers landed at New Plymouth, MA, to found Plymouth Colony, with John Carver as Governor.

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5:14am

Thu December 25, 2014
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December 25, 2014

Today is Thursday December 25, 2014 359 day of 2014 ,6 remaining Sunrise: 7:23am Sunset: 4:57 pm 9 hours and 34 minutes of daylight today Moonrise: 10:04 a.m. Moonset: 9:33 p.m. Special Celebrations today: Today is Christmas Day ,and Pumpkin Pie Day on this day in.... 0800 - Charlemagne was crowned first Holy Roman Emperor in Rome by Pope Leo III. 1066 - William the Conqueror was crowned king of England. 1223 - St. Francis of Assisi assembled one of the first Nativity scenes, in Greccio, Italy. 1776 - Gen.

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5:27am

Wed December 24, 2014
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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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