KALW's Daily Almanac

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Thu December 4, 2014
KALW Almanac

Thursday December 4, 2014

  • National Dice Day
  • Cookie Day
  • Wear Brown Shoes Day
  • Santa’s List Day
  • World Wildlife Conservation Day
  • On This Day
  • 1783 --- General George Washington bid farewell to the officers of the victorious Continental Army in the Long Room of Fraunces Tavern on the corner of Pearl and Broad streets in New York City, across the Bowling Green from the Whitehall Ferry landing. There, a barge waited to carry Washington across the Hudson River to New Jersey and then to Annapolis to resign his commission.
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Wed December 3, 2014
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Wednesday December 3, 2014

  • Coats and Toys For Kids Day
  • Let’s Hug Day
  • Make A Gift Day
  • National Roof Over Your Head Day
  • Admission Day-Illinois
  • Special Kids Day
  • National Ice cream Box Day
  • International Day For The Abolition Of Slavery
  • International Day For People With Disability
  • On This Day
  • 1818 --- Illinois (from an American Indian word meaning ‘tribe of superior men’) is the name of the 21st state to enter the United States of America.
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Tue December 2, 2014
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Tuesday December 2, 2014

  • Special Education Day
  • National Fritters Day
  • National Mutt Day
  • Safety Razor Day
  • Giving Tuesday
  • International Day for the Abolishment of Slavery
  • Republic Day-Laos
  • Higher Education Day-Myanmar/Burma
  • On This Day
  • 1777 --- Philadelphia housewife and nurse Lydia Darragh single-handedly saves the lives of General George Washington and his Continental Army when she overhears the British planning a surprise attack on Washington's army for the following day.
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Mon December 1, 2014
KALW Almanac

Monday December 1, 2014

  • Rosa Parks Day
  • Bifocals At The Monitor Liberation Day
  • National Pie Day
  • Eat A Red Apple Day
  • World AIDS Day
  • Youth Day-Portugal
  • National Day-Romania
  • Festival OF Freedom & Democracy-Chad
  • On This Day
  • 1779 --- General George Washington’s army settles into a second season at Morristown, New Jersey.
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