it the shortest day — and longest night — of the year 2015.
additional moments of daylight each day until the Summer Solstice in June.
Pinning down the actual first day of winter is very scientific and determined two different ways, meteorologically, and astronomically. Meteorological winter is defined as December 1-February 28, the three coldest months of the year.
1620 - 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock , Massachusetts
1829 - first stone arch railroad bridge in US dedicated, Baltimore, MD
1898 - Scientists Pierre & Marie Curie discover
Monsieur and Madame Curie
1909 - U of Copenhagen rejects Cook's claim that he was first to reach the North Pole
1913 - first crossword puzzle (with 32 clues) printed in NY World
1929 - first group hospital insurance plan offered (Dallas Tx)
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The original movie trailers....
can you think of two antithetical films?!
1937 -The first full-length animated feature film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", premieres at the Carthay Circle Theatre
1948 -State of Eire (formerly Irish Free State) declares its independence
1956 - Martin Luther King and others sit in the new integrated bus
1958 -Charles de Gaulle wins 7 year term as first
president of 5th Republic of France
1969 - Vince Lombardi coaches his last football game -Washington Redskins
1989 - US Vice President Quayle sends out 30,000 Christmas cards with word beacon spelled beakon
(Dec. 21 events beyond 1989 and Dec. 22 events beyond 2006 were mainly athletic accomplishments/upsets and government brouhahas so I stopped here....)
1964 - First flight of the SR-71 (Blackbird)
1974 - Iraq announces plans to increase its oil production capacity
1978 - Thailand adopts a constitution
1981 - Argentine general Leopoldo Galtieri sworn in as president
1989 - After 23 years of dictatorial rule, Romania ousts Nicolae Ceausescu
1997 - Merck baldness pill for men approved by FDA
2006 - Australian archaeologist Sue O'Connor finds evidence of "modern humans" (45,000 years old) in Jerimalai cave, East Timor
Any special plans for the Christmas holidays?