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10410 151109 
How you can help in the migrant crisis - CNN.com
European Refugee Crisis: Here's How You Can Help - NBC News
Refugee crisis: what can you do to help? | The Guardian
5 practical ways you can help refugees trying to find safety in Europe | The Independent

 

Global Terror 2016  | War on Terror  |  ISIS  

MLB.com - The Official Site of Major League Baseball  World Series: Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians;
Cubs win World Series after 108 years waiting | MLB.com

Presidential Election 2016
Presidents:     #45    Donald Trump elected 45th president of the United States. Nov. 9, 2016

Deer hunting | Minnesota DNR
photos: Deer Hunting  
 Wisconsin | Minnesota Firearms Deer Hunting Season Opener

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Winter 

December 21, 2016     Winter Solstice

December 24, 2016 -    
Hanukkah (Chanukkah)  Letter 145   レター 145

December 24    Christmas Eve
December 25    Christmas


December 26 - January 1    Kwanzaa  Newsletter: 146   ニュースレターリスト: 146

December 31    New Year's Eve

January 1    New Year's Day 2017

"Happy Holidays, Everyone!"

College Football - Home NCAA.com  College Football Bowl Schedule 2016-2017
NFL Power Rankings, Week 16: Raiders rise, Broncos plummet - NFL.com



"Happy New Year everybody!"

12118 161231  Edison demonstrates incandescent light - Dec 31, 1879 - HISTORY.com video
Thomas Edison Biography  February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931

12117 161231    born December 30, 1884    Hideki Tojo
Tojo Hideki | prime minister of Japan | Britannica.com
Hideki Tojo - Wikipedia  December 30, 1884 – December 23, 1948, a general of the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA), the leader of the Imperial Rule Assistance Association, and the 40th Prime Minister of Japan during much of World War II, from October 17, 1941, to July 22, 1944. As Prime Minister, he was responsible for ordering the attack on Pearl Harbor, ...
 
Hideki Tojo Biography - YouTube
The Real Tojo - YouTube

WWII
 
12116 161231  Electro House 2016 Best Festival Party Video Mix | New EDM Dance Charts Songs Club Music Remix - YouTube
Music
 |  New Year's

12115 161231    born c. December 31, 1491      Jacques Cartier
Jacques Cartier - Explorer - Biography.com  
Jacques Cartier - Mini Biography - YouTube
Jacques Cartier | French explorer | Britannica.com  born 1491, Saint-Malo, Brittany, France—died September 1, 1557, near Saint-Malo), French mariner, whose explorations of the Canadian coast and the St. Lawrence River (1534, 1535, 1541–42) laid the basis for later French claims to North America (see New France). Cartier also is credited with naming Canada, though he used the name—derived from the Huron-Iroquois kanata, meaning a village or settlement—to refer only to the area around what is now Quebec city.  ...

The Expeditions of Jacques Cartier - YouTube
Canada  Explorers

12114 161230  The Most Impressive Libraries in Every State  MSN, Reader's Digest
America

12113 161230  The biggest news stories of 2016  MSN
New Year's

12112 161230  The kindest animals of 2016 - TODAY.com  video
Dogs  |  Cats

12111 161230    born December 30, 39 AD    Titus
Titus - Emperor, Military Leader - Biography.com
History of the Roman Collosseum - YouTube
Titus - Wikipedia  30 December 39 AD – 13 September 81 AD, Roman emperor from 79 to 81. A member of the Flavian dynasty, Titus succeeded his father Vespasian upon his death, ...  As emperor, he is best known for completing the Colosseum and for his generosity in relieving the suffering caused by two disasters, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 and a fire in Rome in 80. ...
Secrets Of The Colosseum New Fantastic Documentary 2015 720p HD - YouTube
List of Roman emperors - Wikipedia 

12110 161230  Dec. 30, 1924: Hubble Reveals We Are Not Alone | WIRED
Astronomy  |  In Space      

12109 161230  Roadside America - Guide to Uniquely Odd Tourist Attractions
America

12108 161229-1230     R.I.P.    Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher's mother    December 28, 2016
Debbie Reynolds, mother of Carrie Fisher, dies one day after daughter - CNN.com
Could Debbie Reynolds have died of a broken heart?  USA TODAY
1080p HD Good Morning ~ Singin' in the Rain (1952) - YouTube
Debbie Reynolds - Theater Actress, Film Actress, Singer, Television Actress - Biography.com
Debbie Reynolds - Wikipedia 
April 1, 1932 – December 28, 2016, an American actress, singer, businesswoman, film historian, and humanitarian. ...
12097 161227     R.I.P.    Carrie Fisher    December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher Dies at 60  People - Iconic Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher Dies at 60: 'She Was Loved by the world and She Will Be Missed Profoundly'  12/27/2016
Carrie Fisher, Our Princess, Passes Away | StarWars.com
Star Wars (@starwars) | Twitter
StarWars.com | The Official Star Wars Website
Carrie Fisher - Film Actress - Biography.com
Carrie Fisher Already Wrapped Filming 'Star Wars Episode VIII' Before Her Death - YouTube
Carrie Fisher - Wikipedia
  October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016, an American actress, writer, producer, and humorist. The daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Fisher was known for the role of Princess Leia in the Star Wars film series. Her other film roles included Shampoo (1975), The Blues Brothers (1980), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), The 'Burbs (1989), and When Harry Met Sally... (1989). ... Fisher wrote several semi-autobiographical novels, including Postcards from the Edge, ...

12107 161229  What Smart Homes Will—And Won't—Do In 2017 | Fast Company Business + Innovation
Homes

12106 161229  Need a resolution for 2017? Quit saying these annoying things - AOL Lifestyle
New Year's

12105 161229  Diet for brain health may not get you 6-pack abs - AOL Lifestyle

12104 161229     born December 29, 1808    Andrew Johnson    #17
Biography.com
  Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson and Alaska Video - Andrew Johnson - HISTORY.com

Seward’s Folly - Mar 30, 1867 - HISTORY.com
#17 Andrew Johnson - YouTube

Andrew Johnson - Wikipedia 
December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875, the 17th President of the United States, serving from 1865 to 1869. Johnson became president as he was vice president at the time of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination. A Democrat who ran with Lincoln on the National Union ticket, Johnson came to office as the Civil War concluded...
Presidents:    Andrew Johnson    #17  |  Civil War  |  North Carolina  |  Tennessee


12103 161229    born December 29, 1936    Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore - Actress - Biography.com  videos
A bronze statue of Mary Tyler Moore's iconic hat toss,  Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mary Tyler Moore - Wikipedia 
born December 29, 1936, an American actress, known for her roles in the television sitcoms The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977), in which she starred as Mary Richards, a thirty-something single woman who worked as a local news producer in Minneapolis; and The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966), in which she played Laura Petrie, a former dancer turned Westchester homemaker, wife and mother. ...
New York  |  Minnesota's Famous People

12102 161228  Automatic brakes stopped Berlin truck during Christmas market attack  Deutsche Welle, 12/228/2016
Berlin attack suspect Anis Amri killed in Milan shootout - CNN.com  12/23/2016
Global Terror 2016

12101 161228  ′Brain drain′ from Bulgaria and Romania helps Germany  Deutsche Welle, 12/228/2016

12100 161228  The 10 best TV episodes of 2016, from ‘Black Mirror’ to SNL - The Washington Post  
What moved Germany in 2016  Deutsche Welle, 12/228/2016

New Year's

12099 161228    born December 28, 1856    Woodrow Wilson    #28
Biography.com  Woodrow Wilson
President Woodrow Wilson's War Speech - 1917 - WW1 - Hear the Text - YouTube
#28 Woodrow Wilson - YouTube

Woodrow Wilson - Wikipedia  December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924, an American politician and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. ...  born to an ethnic Scots-Irish family in Staunton, Virginia, on December 28, 1856, at 18–24 North Coalter Street (now the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library). He was the third of four children of Joseph Ruggles Wilson (1822–1903) and Jessie Janet Woodrow (1826–1888). ...
President    Woodrow Wilson    #28
Virginia
 
12098 161228    December 28, 1895     The Lumiere Brothers' - First films (1895) - YouTube    
The Lumière Brothers, Pioneers of Cinema - History in the Headlines - The Lumière brothers unveiled the Cinématographe in their first public screening on December 28, 1895, at the Grand Cafe on Paris’ Boulevard de Capuchines.
Lumiere brothers | French inventors | Britannica.com
Auguste and Louis Lumière - Wikipedia


12097 161227     R.I.P.    Carrie Fisher    December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher Dies at 60  People - Iconic Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher Dies at 60: 'She Was Loved by the world and She Will Be Missed Profoundly'  12/27/2016
Carrie Fisher, Our Princess, Passes Away | StarWars.com
Star Wars (@starwars) | Twitter
StarWars.com | The Official Star Wars Website

12096 161227     born December 26, 1893    Mao Zedong
Biography.com  w/ video, Mao Tse-tung

Mao Zedong - Wikipedia 
also transliterated as Mao Tse-tung and commonly referred to as Chairman Mao, December 26, 1893 – September 9, 1976, a Chinese Communist revolutionary and the founding father of the People's Republic of China, ...  His Marxist–Leninist theories, military strategies, and political policies are collectively known as Marxism–Leninism–Maoism or Mao Zedong Thought. ...

12095 161227  Weekend Box Office Results for December 23-25, 2016 - Box Office Mojo
1  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story  2  Sing  3  Passengers (2016)
Sing (2016) - IMDb
Passengers (2016) - IMDb

12094 161227  Parade Celebrates 30 Years of Ask Marilyn
Marilyn vos Savant  Home
Marilyn vos Savant - Wikipedia 
born August 11, 1946, an American who is known for having the highest recorded IQ according to the Guinness Book of Records, a competitive category the publication has since retired. Savant is a magazine columnist, author, lecturer, and playwright. Since 1986, she has written "Ask Marilyn", a Parade magazine Sunday column where she solves puzzles and answers questions on various subjects, the most famous of them was the Monty Hall problem which she answered correctly in 1990. ...

12093 161227  Made in America: Gifts From Each of the 50 States  Parade
America

12092 161227    HMS Beagle departs England - Dec 27, 1831 - HISTORY.com
Biography.com  Charles Darwin, videos
Charles Darwin - Wikipedia  February 12, 1809 - April 19, 1882, an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors,...
Darwin Day 0212  English Naturalist Charles Darwin

12091 161227    Radio City Music Hall opens - Dec 27, 1932 - HISTORY.com
History - Radio City Music Hall - New York City
Art Deco - Wikipedia
John D. Rockefeller Jr. - Philanthropist - Biography.com
John D. Rockefeller Jr. - Wikipedia 
January 29, 1874 – May 11, 1960, an American financier and philanthropist who was a prominent member of the Rockefeller family. He was the only son among the five children of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller and the father of the five famous Rockefeller brothers. ...
Rockefeller Center - Wikipedia
List of philanthropists - Wikipedia

New York  |  Art


12090 161226    Bugsy Siegel opens Flamingo Hotel - Dec 26, 1946 - HISTORY.com
Bugsy Siegel Fast Facts Video - Bugsy Siegel - HISTORY.com
 
Bugsy Siegel - Organized Crime - Biography.com  February 28, 1906 - June 20, 1947 "Father of Las Vegas"
Las Vegas, Nevada

12089 161226  7 Nuclear Test Sites You Can Visit Today | Atlas Obscura
70 years after atomic bomb test, New Mexico residents still affected - CBS News 2015
New Mexico

12088 161226  Sri Lanka claims world's tallest artificial Christmas tree  Yahoo, AP
Christmas 2016: Celebrations around the world  MSN
Christmas

12087 161226  Top 25 News Photos of 2016 - The Atlantic  Use Google Chrome to see the pix if Good doesn't work.
New Year's


12086 161226    R.I.P.    George Michael    December 25, 2016   
George Michael Dead at 53 | TMZ.com with videos
George Michael - Wikipedia 
25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016, known professionally as George Michael, an English singer, songwriter, and record producer, who rose to fame as a member (with Andrew Ridgeley) of the music duo Wham!. He was best known in the 1980s and 1990s with his style of post-disco dance-pop, with best-selling songs such as "Last Christmas" and "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go". ...
George Michael - Careless Whisper (Official Video) - YouTube
George Michael - Topic - YouTube 

Music

12085 161225    born December 25, 1821    Clara Barton
Biography.com  Clara Barton
Clara Barton - Wikipedia 
December 25, 1821 – April 12, 1912, a pioneering nurse who founded the American Red Cross. She worked as a hospital nurse in the American Civil War, and as a teacher and patent clerk. Barton is noteworthy for doing humanitarian work at a time when relatively few women worked outside the home. ...

12084 161225  Why Christmas Celebrated on the 25th December? -- Christmas Customs and Traditions -- whychristmascom   
vatican - YouTube 

Christmas

12083 161225  The Christmas Truce - Dec 25, 1914 - HISTORY.com
The Christmas Truce | History - YouTube
Oh what a lovely war! Christmas Truce - YouTube
Christmas  |  WWI

12082 161225     born c. December 25, 6 BC    Jesus Christ
Biography.com  Jesus Christ   c. 6 BCE - c. 30
Jesus - Wikipedia 
7–2 BC to AD 30–33, also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth or Jesus Christ, is the central figure of Christianity, whom the teachings of most Christian denominations hold to be the Son of God. Christianity regards Jesus as the awaited Messiah (or Christ) of the Old Testament. ...
Christmas

12081 161224  World's last wild frankincense forests are under threat  Yahoo, AP
The Three Wise Men's Gifts: Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh
Christmas

12080 161224    December 24    Christmas Eve
The Holy See  Vatican
Linus - What Christmas Is All About - YouTube
This Week's Calendar: Cathedral of St. Paul  St. Paul, Minnesota
December 25    Christmas

12080 161224    born December 24, 1809    "Kit" Carson
Kit Carson - Military Leader, Explorer, Folk Hero - Biography.com
Kit Carson - Wikipedia  known for: Opening the American West to European settlement   --- 
Christopher Houston "Kit" Carson, December 24, 1809 – May 23, 1868, an American frontiersman. The few paying jobs he had during his lifetime included mountain man (fur trapper), wilderness guide, Indian agent, and American Army officer. Carson became a frontier legend in his own lifetime via biographies and news articles. Exaggerated versions of his exploits were the subject of dime novels. ...
PBS - THE WEST - Kit Carson
Kit Carson - WILD WEST HISTORY DOCUMENTARY - YouTube
 
Presidents:
    James Polk    #11  
Kentucky  |  New Mexico

12079 161224  Woman Killed When Tree Fell on Wedding Party Identified as Bride's Mother | NBC Southern California  12/19/2016
Do You Have a Dangerous Tree? |  HouseLogic Tree Maintenance Tips
Why Trees Fall Down - Glen Ellyn, IL Patch
Trees Falling in Nature Compilation - YouTube
Plants

12078 161224  Lucia in Sweden
Lucia in the Mansion | American Swedish Institute
ASI Lucia Celebration | American Swedish Institute
Christmas  |  St. Lucia Day

12077 161223    born July 28, 1929    Jackie Kennedy 
Did Jackie Kennedy anticipate today's image-drunk culture? The makers of 'Jackie' think so - StarTribune.com

Jackie Official Trailer - Teaser (2016) - Natalie Portman Movie - YouTube
Jackie (2016) - IMDb
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis - Publisher, U.S. First Lady - Biography.com
Jackie's White House Tour - YouTube
A Tour of the White House with Mrs. John F. Kennedy - YouTube
Presidents:    John F. Kennedy    #35

12076 161223    born December 22, 1858    Giacomo Puccini
Biography.com 
Giacomo Puccini 
Top 10 Opera Songs - YouTube
Giacomo Puccini - Wikipedia  Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini, 22 December 1858 – 29 November 1924, an Italian composer whose operas are among the important operas played as standards.
Music


12075 161223    December 23, 1745    John Jay
Biography.com  John Jay
John Jay - Wikipedia 
December 23, 1745 (December 12, 1745 OS) – May 17, 1829, an American statesman, Patriot, diplomat, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, signer of the Treaty of Paris, and first Chief Justice of the United States (1789–95). ...
John Jay: The Reluctant Revolutionary - YouTube
Jay's Treaty - YouTube
John Jay - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Founding Fathers

12074 161223  10 of the Worst Jobs for a Relationship  CheatSheet  
America

12073 161223  These dinosaurs lost their teeth as they grew up  Phys.org, 12/22/2016
Limusaurus - Wikipedia
Dinosaur


12072 161222  Female Doctors May Be Better Than Male Doctors - The Atlantic

12071 161222  10 Signs That You Need Your Thyroid Checked  Cheat Sheet
Thyroid Problems, Disease - Symptoms, Causes, and Diagnosis  WebMD

Thyroid - Wikipedia

12070 161222  ISIS lists US churches to attack during the holidays - AOL News
ISIS

12069 161222  The fall of Aleppo, explained in 4 minutes - Vox with a video  12/16/2016
Profile Aleppo, Syria's second city - BBC News  with videos  11/28/2016
Battle of Aleppo (2012–16) - Wikipedia
United Nations News Centre - Syria: UN approves mechanism to lay groundwork for investigations into possible war crimes  12/22/2016
Who are the Kurds? - BBC News

Syria

12068 161222  Eva & Adele: the world′s longest running art performance | Euromaxx Videos  Deutsche Welle, 12/19/2016
EVA & ADELE: 'We invented our own sex' | The Guardian
EVA & ADELE - Wikipedia
Art 

12067 161222     born December 22, 1856    Frank B. Kellogg       
Frank B. Kellogg - Facts  Nobelprize.org
Frank B. Kellogg | American politician | Britannica.com
War has been Outlawed, time to pay attention! - YouTube
"When the World Outlawed War" - YouTube
Milestones 1921–1936 - Office of the Historian  The Kellogg-Briand Pact, 1928

Frank B. Kellogg - Wikipedia  Frank Billings Kellogg, December 22, 1856 – December 21, 1937, an American lawyer, politician and statesman who served in the U.S. Senate and as U.S. Secretary of State. He co-authored the Kellogg–Briand Pact, ...
Aristide Briand - Wikipedia  28 March 1862 – 7 March 1932, a French statesman who served eleven terms as Prime Minister of France during the French Third Republic and ...
Kellogg–Briand Pact - Wikipedia
Mukden Incident - Wikipedia

Presidents:    Calvin Coolidge    #30      

12066 161222  Dresden barricades Christmas market with concrete barriers after Berlin truck attack — RT News
Those concrete barriers remind us of the street closures (see our photo), which surprised us, for the 2008 National Republican Convention in St. Paul, MN.
Europe searches for suspect in Berlin Christmas market attack - The Washington Post

Global Terror 2016

12065 161221  Russian Deep-Sea Fisher Shares His Monster Discoveries on Twitter  The Moscow Times
Fish

12064 161221  Christmas light show - Wizards of Winter 2016 - YouTube
Christmas

12063 161221    Soviet republics proclaim the Commonwealth of Independent States - Dec 21, 1991 - HISTORY.com 
Fall of the Soviet Union - Cold War - HISTORY.com
List of leaders of Russia - Wikipedia
Discovery Channel - End of the USSR Part 1  P1 > P4
George HW Bush and the End of the Cold War Crash Course US History #44 - YouTube
Presidents:     Ronald Reagan    #40    |    George H. W. Bush    #41

12062 161221    born c. December 21, 1603     Roger Williams
Roger Williams - Minister - Biography.com 
Roger Williams - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com
Roger Williams: Founding of Rhode Island - YouTube

Roger Williams: Freedom's Forgotten Hero - Part 1 of 7 - YouTube

Roger Williams - Wikipedia  c. 1603 – between January and March 1683, an English Puritan theologian who was an early proponent of religious freedom and the separation of church and state.
the founder of Providence Rhode Island
Rhode Island 
 

12061 161221  10 magical places in Minnesota that look like the North Pole - StarTribune.com
Christmas  Minnesota

12060 161221  Who's in Donald Trump's Cabinet? - The Atlantic
The Political Bargain Behind Trump’s Cabinet of Lamentables - The New Yorker
Donald Trump Is Choosing His Cabinet. Here’s the Latest List. - The New York Times
Presidential Election 2016 

12059 161220-161221 
Berlin attack: What response to Christmas market rampage? (part 1) - YouTube  part 1 > part 2
Berlin Christmas market attack: what we know – video report | The Guardian
Germany Releases Berlin Attack Suspect as ISIS Claims Involvement - The New York Times
Eyewitnesses at Berlin Christmas market  Deutsche Welle, 12/19/2016
Berlin in mourning Reaction to attack on Christmas market  Deutsche Welle, 12/21/2016
Germany on edge after truck plows into Berlin Christmas market, killing 12  Deutsche Welle, 12/20/2016
List of terrorist incidents, 2016 - Wikipedia
Global Terror 2016


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