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7:07am

Wed December 17, 2014
KALW Almanac

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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6:29am

Tue December 16, 2014
KALW Almanac

Tuesday December 16, 2014

1773
  • Boston Tea Party Day
  • Underdog Day
  • National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
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  • Las Posadas (9 days)-Mexico
  • Independence Day-Bahrain
  • Independence Day-Kazakhstan
  • Reconciliation Day-South Africa
  • Victory Day-Bangladesh
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  • On This Day
  • 1773 --- In Boston Harbor, a group of Massachusetts colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians board three British tea ships and dump 342 chests of tea into the harbor.
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8:35am

Mon December 15, 2014
KALW Almanac

Monday December 15, 2014

2001
  • Cat Herders Day
  • Bill Of Rights Day
  • National Lemon Cupcake Day
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  • Navidades-Puerto Rico
  • Constitution Day-Nepal
  • Koninkrijksdag/Kingdom Day-Nederlands
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  • On This Day
  • 1791 --- Virginia becomes the last state to ratify the Bill of Rights, making the first ten amendments to the Constitution law and completing the revolutionary reforms begun by the Declaration of Independence.
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6:54am

Fri December 12, 2014
KALW Almanac

Friday December 12, 2014

1897
  • Poinsettia Day
  • National Ambrosia Day
  • National Ding-A-Ling Day
  • Official Lost and Found Day
  • Gingerbread House Day
  • National Cocoa Day
  • Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
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  • Constitution Day-Russia
  • Guadalupe Day-Mexico
  • Neutrality Day-Turkmenistan
  • Agou/Arroyo-Haiti
  • Jamhuri and Uhuru Day-Kenya
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  • On This Day
  • 1787 --- Pennsylvania was ratifed on this day as the second of the United States of America.
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5:14am

Thu December 11, 2014
KALW Almanac

Thursday December 11, 2014

1946
  • Admission Day-Indiana
  • National Noodle Ring Day
  • International Mountain Day
  • National Day-Burkina Faso
  • On This Day
  • 1769 --- Edward Beran of London patented venetian blinds.
  • 1792 --- France's King Louis XVI went before the Convention, which had replaced the National Assembly, to face charges of treason. He was convicted and condemned and was sent to the guillotine the following January.
  • 1816 --- The Hoosier state, Indiana, entered the United States of America as the 19th state.
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