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Advent (Starts the 4th Sun. before Christmas)  Advent (Photos)   降臨節:キリストJesus の降臨  Letter | レター  143, 178, 179
Dec. 3, 2017    1st Sunday of Advent
Dec. 10, 2017    2nd Sunday of Advent  
Dec. 17, 2017    3rd Sunday of Advent
Dec. 24, 2017    4th Sunday of Advent
 
Dec. 12 - 20, 2017  Hanukkah (または、Chanukah) Photos  Letter | レター  145 --- Hanukah begins at Sundown, The next day: First Day of Hanukah
Hanukkah The Festival of Lights Starts Tonight National Geographic - YouTube  Dec. 12, 2017


Dec. 21, 2017  Winter solstice 2017: 7 things to know about the shortest day of the year - Vox
Winter Solstice (First Day of Winter) (冬至、冬の始まる日)   Letter 102  |  レター 102

Dec. 24    Christmas Eve
Dec. 25    Christmas

Dec. 26 - Jan. 1    Kwanzaa (photos):  Letter 146 |  レター  146         Kwanzaa Event examples  

2017

Dec. 31    New Year's Eve
Jan. 1, 2018    New Year's Day


Moon Phases 

Jan. 25 - Feb. 10, 2018    Saint Paul Winter Carnival  St. Paul Winter Carnival (Photos), St. Paul, MN

Feb. 4, 2018  Minneapolis, MN 
2018 Super Bowl LII The Official Home of the Super Bowl NFL.com




Dec. 31    New Year's Eve
Jan. 1, 2018    New Year's Day

Dec. 26 - Jan. 1    Kwanzaa (photos):  Letter 146 |  レター  146         Kwanzaa Event examples


"Happy New Year Everyone!"


13767 171231  To Fly Free in Space  "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  December 31, 2017
Astronomy

13766 171231  United States ends official relations with Nationalist China - Dec 31, 1978 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Jimmy Carter    #39

13765 171231  Charter granted to the East India Company - Dec 31, 1600 - HISTORY.com  

13764 171231  2018  Australia celebrates 2018 with spectacular firework display from Sydney Harbour - YouTube
HONG KONG FIREWORKS 2018 Happy new year from HONG KONG ❤️ - YouTube
Dubai New Year's Fireworks 2018 New Year's Eve | 2018 new years eve day - YouTube

13763 171231  The top domestic news stories of 2017 | The Japan Times
The top overseas news stories of 2017 | The Japan Times
The top business news stories of 2017 | The Japan Times

Info from Explore Japan Info


13762 171230     born December 30, 1975    Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods - Golfer - Biography.com

Tiger Woods - Wikipedia  Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods, born December 30, 1975, an American professional golfer who is among the most successful golfers of all time. He has been one of the highest-paid athletes in the world for several years.
California

 
13761 171230     born December 30, 1984    LeBron James
LeBron James - Athlete, Famous Basketball Players - Biography.com
LeBron James - Wikipedia
  born December 30, 1984, an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Ohio  

13760 171230  Rutherford B. Hayes marries Lucy Webb - Dec 30, 1852 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Rutherford B. Hayes    #19

13759 171230  Cold War  Acheson calls for renewed effort to meet communist threat - Dec 30, 1950 - HISTORY.com

13758 171230  USSR established - Dec 30, 1922 - HISTORY.com

13757 171229  South Korea confirms it has seized tanker suspected of delivering oil to North Korea  Deutsche Welle, 12/29/2017

13756 171229  Worst air raid on London - Dec 29, 1940 - HISTORY.com
WWII 


13755 171229     R.I.P.    December 28, 2017    Sue Grafton
Famed mystery writer Sue Grafton loses battle against cancer - LA Times
Sue Grafton - Wikipedia 
April 24, 1940 – December 28, 2017, a contemporary American author of detective novels. She is best known as the author of the 'alphabet series' ("A" Is for Alibi, etc.) featuring private investigator Kinsey Millhone in the fictional city of Santa Teresa, California.
Sue Grafton - IMDb

13754 171229  Pale Blue Dot, Beautiful Planet: The Best Astronaut Images of Earth from 2017  Space.com
In Space


13753 171229  In pictures: A look back at 2017's top stories  France24
The biggest news stories of 2017  MSN
22 Incredible Photos That Tell The Story of 2017  MSN
National Geographic's Best Stories of 2017  National Geographic
2017

13752 171229     born December 29, 1947    Ted Danson   
Cheers star Ted Danson born - Dec 29, 1947 - HISTORY.com

Ted Danson - IMDb
Cheers intro song - YouTube
Cheers compilation (1-2) - YouTube

California  |  Arizona  |  Connecticut

13751 171229  U.S. Army massacres Indians at Wounded Knee - Dec 29, 1890 - HISTORY.com 
South Dakota  |  Native Americans


13750 171229    born December 29, 1808    Andrew Johnson    #17 
Andrew Johnson is born - Dec 29, 1808 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Andrew Johnson    #17


13749 171228  NFL Power Rankings, Week 17: Chiefs back in top 10; Eagles fall - NFL.com
1  Patriots  2  Vikings  3  Steelers
Sports  2017

13748 171228  Apple apologizes for slowing iPhones, offers $29 battery fix - CNET

13747 171228  Carry Nation attacks a Kansas saloon - Dec 28, 1900 - HISTORY.com
Carrie Nation - Wikipedia  November 25, 1846 – January 13, 1911, an American woman who was a radical member of the temperance movement, which opposed alcohol before the advent of Prohibition.
Kansas

13746 171228     born December 28, 1856    Woodrow Wilson    #28
Biography.com  Woodrow Wilson
#28 Woodrow Wilson - YouTube

Woodrow Wilson born in Staunton, Virginia - Dec 28, 1856 - HISTORY.com
President    Woodrow Wilson    #28

Virginia

13745 171227-1228  2017  Year-end reviews of 2017 by USA TODAY readers  USA TODAY
2017 In Review Fast Facts - CNN
Year In Review: The 10 News Stories That Defined 2017 | NBC News - YouTube
Top 10 Best Songs of 2017 - YouTube
2017


13744 171227  The Ugliest Statue in Every State  MSN, Best Life
America 

13743 171227  HMS Beagle departs England - Dec 27, 1831 - HISTORY.com
Charles Darwin ( The Man Who Changed The World ) - YouTube


13742 171227  FDR seizes control of Montgomery Ward - Dec 27, 1944 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Franklin D. Roosevelt    #32
WWII 

13741 171227  Doniphan’s Thousand takes El Paso - Dec 27, 1846 - HISTORY.com  El Paso, Texas
Alexander William Doniphan - Wikipedia  July 9, 1808 – August 8, 1887

Mexican–American War - Wikipedia


13740 171227     born December 10, 1922    Agnes Nixon
Agnes Nixon, “Queen of Modern Soap Opera,” born - Dec 27, 1927 - HISTORY.com
Agnes Nixon - IMDb
Agnes Nixon - Wikipedia 
December 10, 1922 – September 28, 2016, an American television writer and producer. She is best known as the creator of the soap operas One Life to Live, All My Children, and Loving.
Soap opera - Wikipedia
Top 10 American Soap Operas of All Times - YouTube


13739 171226  Weekly Fish Consumption Linked to Better Sleep, Higher IQ, Penn Study Finds | Penn News
Eat


13738 171226  Cold War  Porgy and Bess opens in Leningrad - Dec 26, 1955 - HISTORY.com
Porgy & Bess Summertime - YouTube


13737 171226  Moses Austin asks Spanish for Texas colony - Dec 26, 1820 - HISTORY.com
Texas

13736 171226  Churchill addresses Congress - Dec 26, 1941 - HISTORY.com
Mr Churchill Addresses Congress - SOUND - YouTube

13662 171210  Darkest Hour (2017) - IMDb
Winston Churchill
WWII 


13735 171225  Christmas message from President and Mrs. Trump - YouTube
Queen's Christmas message 2017 - YouTube
Pope Christmas message - YouTube
Urbi et Orbi - Christmas 2017 Francis
Christmas Around the World for Kids | Song About Holidays Around the World - YouTube
Dec. 25    Christmas

13734 171225    born December 25, 1821    Clara Barton
Biography.com  Clara Barton
Clara Barton's Story - YouTube
American Red Cross founded - May 21, 1881 - HISTORY.com
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. ...
Massachusetts 

 
13733 171225  Christ is born? - Dec 25, 6 - HISTORY.com
Dec. 25    Christmas

13732 171225  Washington leads troops on raid at Trenton, New Jersey - Dec 25, 1776 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    George Washington    #1

171224-1225  The Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul, MN  Carols, Midnight Mass 
Dec. 25    Christmas

13731 171224  Soviet tanks roll into Afghanistan - Dec 24, 1979 - HISTORY.com

13730171224  KKK founded - Dec 24, 1865 - HISTORY.com
Nathan Bedford Forrest - Wikipedia

Presidents:    Andrew Johnson    #17

13729 171224  President Trump and first lady take part in lighting the National Christmas Tree Nov 30, 2017 - YouTube
A WHITE HOUSE CHRISTMAS 2017 - YouTube

Dec. 25    Christmas
Presidents:    Donald Trump    #45 

13728 171224  Top 10 Modern Christmas Movies - YouTube  
Top 10 Greatest Christmas Movies of All Time (2013) - YouTube
Dec. 25    Christmas 

13727 171223  Top 30 Songs Of Christmas 2018 Best Songs Of Merry Christmas - YouTube
Merry Christmas 2018 Christmas Songs Best Songs Of Christmas 2018 - YouTube
Dec. 25    Christmas

13726 171223  Christmas Light Displays That Can’t Be Missed (And Your Cost to See Them)  MSN
2017 Star Wars Christmas Light Show - A Dubstep EDM Cover of Darth Vader’s Imperial March - YouTube
Best of Star Wars Music Light Show - Home featured on ABC's Great Christmas Light Fight! - YouTube
2017 Christmas Light Show -Thunderstruck - YouTube
Amazing Harry Potter Christmas Light Show (watch till end!!!) - YouTube
Dec. 25    Christmas

13725 171223  Road contamination prompts evacuation of town - Dec 23, 1982 - HISTORY.com
Route 66 State Park - Wikipedia
Times Beach, Missouri 


13724 171223  Cold  War  Crew of USS Pueblo released by North Korea - Dec 23, 1968 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Lyndon B. Johnson    #36   

13723 171222  Sherman presents Lincoln with a Christmas gift - Dec 22, 1864 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Abraham Lincoln    #16 

13722 171222  Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony given world premiere in Vienna - Dec 22, 1808 - HISTORY.com
Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 Gustavo Dudamel [HD] - YouTube  


13721 171222  Donors stepping up quickly to make the Winter Carnival ice palace happen – Twin Cities
Night Time View of the 2004 Ice Palace 1
St. Paul Winter Carnival (Photos), St. Paul, MN
Jan. 25 - Feb. 10, 2018    Saint Paul Winter Carnival
Feb. 4, 2018  Minneapolis, MN 
2018 Super Bowl LII The Official Home of the Super Bowl NFL.com


13720 171221  Mercury Visualized from MESSENGER  "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  December 11, 2017
Astronomy

13719 171221  Life Expectancy in the U.S. Is Falling--and Drug Overdose Deaths Are Soaring - Scientific American
America

13718 171221  UN votes 128-9 to reject US decision on Jerusalem, 35 abstentions  Deutsche Welle, 12/21/2017

13717 171221  Model Lauren Wasser on Losing Her Legs to Toxic Shock Syndrome | InStyle.com

13716 171221  Delta Air Lines sends off its Boeing 747s with grand farewell tour  USA Today
Airplane

13715 171221  Nixon meets Elvis Presley - Dec 21, 1970 - HISTORY.com  
Presidents:     Richard Nixon    #37

13714 171221  Harry Chapin earns a #1 hit with “Cat’s In The Cradle” - Dec 21, 1985 - HISTORY.com
Harry Chapin - Cats in the Cradle - YouTube
Shrek the Third (2007) - Soundtracks - IMDb
Music



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