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NFL 2018 Regular Season Schedule - NFL.com
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NFL Week 15 Power Rankings! - YouTube
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MLB Playoff Picture Update MLB.com  2018
Red Sox win 2018 World Series title - MLB.com Oct. 28, 2018

2018–19 NHL season - Wikipedia 
October 3, 2018, and will end on April 6, 2019
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2018–19 NBA season - Wikipedia 
October 16, 2018, and end on April 10, 2019
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How To Help Victims Of The Camp Fire « CBS Sacramento

2018 NASCAR Playoffs - Monster Energy Series - NASCAR.com

Hanukkah (または、Chanukah) Photos  Letter | レター  145 --- Hanukah begins at Sundown, The next day: First Day of Hanukah
Dec. 2 - 10, 2018

Dec. 23, 2018     4th Sunday of Advent (Photos) Letter | レター  143, 178, 179

NFL Playoff Picture standings, updates, odds for Week 15 Bears win NFC North, exorcise Aaron Rodgers demons - CBSSports.com

1221  Winter Solstice (First Day of Winter) (冬至、冬の始まる日)   Letter 102  |  レター 102
Winter solstice 2018: Full moon, meteor shower make it extra special CNN Travel

1224 Christmas Eve - The Vigil of Christmas
1225
Christmas Day - Birthday of Christ
Christmas: Letter 29 | レター 29,  Christmas (Photos) 

Happy Holidays!   (Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, A Happy New Year, …)

1226 - 0101 Kwanzaa (photos):  Letter 146 |  レター  146         Kwanzaa Event examples
 
1231 New Year's Eve (Photos)     Letter 18  | レター 18  (104, 105, 148)
New Year’s Eve Party in Times Square  - LED Crystal Ball Drop -Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ EveRyan Seacrest & Fergie on ABC, “NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly”, New York, New York | Peach Drop, Atlanta, Georgia |
Things to do on New Year's Eve Quirky drops around USA | CNN Travel  2018
New Year's Eve 2018 celebrations around the world - The Guardian
Thousands Flock To Times Square For New Year's Eve « CBS New York

0101 New Year's Day photos     Letter 18 | レター 18 (104, 105, 148)  |  Polar Bear Plunge

Pope Francis Urbi et Orbi: 'my Christmas wish is fraternity - Vatican News  2018
Queen's Christmas Message 2018 - YouTube



Bears vs. Vikings Week 17 Highlights NFL 2018 - YouTube
Bears keep Vikings out of postseason with win, will face Eagles in playoffs | Chicago Sun-Times  Dec. 30, 2018

NFL Playoff Schedule 2019 Dates, times and TV for every round of the AFC and NFC postseason - CBSSports.com

Super Bowl LIII, Sunday, February 3, 2018


2019 College Football Playoff National Championship - Wikipedia  Jan. 7, 2019, California
Semifinals: Dec. 29, 2018  Orange Bowl (Florida): #4 Oklahoma vs. #1 Alabama 2018 Orange Bowl Highlights - YouTube and Cotton Bowl
(Texas): #3 Notre Dame vs. #2 Clemson 2018 Cotton Bowl Highlights - YouTube
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College Football rankings Top 25 scores, schedule for bowl games NCAA.com

Goodbye 2018 Hello 2019
Happy New Year!


15043 181231  2018 was was the worst for stocks in 10 years - CNN  Dec. 31, 2018
Yahoo Finance - Business Finance, Stock Market, Quotes, News

15042 181231  Weekend Box Office Results for December 28-30, 2018 - Box Office Mojo
Aquaman (2018) - IMDb  2 
Mary Poppins Returns (2018) - IMDb  3  Bumblebee (2018) - IMDb
Weekend Box Office Results for December 21-23, 2018 - Box Office Mojo
Aquaman (2018) - IMDb  2  Mary Poppins Returns (2018) - IMDb  3  Bumblebee (2018) - IMDb
Aquaman - Official Trailer 1 - YouTube
Mary Poppins Returns Official Trailer - YouTube
Bumblebee (2018) - New Official Trailer - Paramount Pictures - YouTube
 

15041 181231  You‘ve heard of the ball drop, what about the bear drop White Bear Lake businessman just put one on his roof. – Twin Cities  Dec. 31, 2018, White Bear Lake, MN
Things to do on New Year's Eve Quirky drops around USA | CNN Travel  2018
New Year's Eve 2018 celebrations around the world - The Guardian
Thousands Flock To Times Square For New Year's Eve « CBS New York
1231 New Year's Eve (Photos)     Letter 18  | レター 18  (104, 105, 148)

15040 181230  California Attorney General: PG&E could face murder charges for wildfires - YouTube
California Wildfire

15039 181230     born December 30, 1940    James Burrows
Cheers co-creator and famed TV director James Burrows born - Dec 30, 1940 - HISTORY.com
Cheers intro song - YouTube
Cheers compilation (1/2) - YouTube
Cheers compilation (2/2) - YouTube
James Burrows - Wikipedia  born December 30, 1940, sometimes known as Jim Burrows, an American television director who has been working in television since the 1970s. Burrows has directed over 50 television pilots and co-created the long-running television series Cheers.
James Burrows - IMDb
California  |  New York  |  Ohio

15038 181230 
Fire breaks out in Chicago theater - Dec 30, 1903 - HISTORY.com
Chicago, Illinois

15037 181230  Bears vs. Vikings Week 17 Highlights NFL 2018 - YouTube
Bears keep Vikings out of postseason with win, will face Eagles in playoffs | Chicago Sun-Times  Dec. 30, 2018
Sports  2018

15036 181230  WATCH VIDEO: Rogue bald eagle lands on Notre Dame fans after national anthem - YouTube
Incredible video the eagle landing on a random Notre Dame fan - YouTube
Eagle Lands On Fan At 2018 Cotton Bowl! Clemson vs Notre Dame! - YouTube

Eagles

15035 181229  Texas enters the Union - Dec 29, 1845 - HISTORY.com
Texas

15034 181229  2019 College Football Playoff National Championship - Wikipedia  Jan. 7, 2019, California
Semifinals: Dec. 29, 2018  Orange Bowl (Florida): #4 Oklahoma vs. #1 Alabama 2018 Orange Bowl Highlights - YouTube and Cotton Bowl
(Texas): #3 Notre Dame vs. #2 Clemson 2018 Cotton Bowl Highlights - YouTube
College Football Playoff - Wikipedia
College Football rankings Top 25 scores, schedule for bowl games NCAA.com
Minnesota vs. Georgia Tech Quick Lane Bowl Highlights (2018) - YouTube
Miami vs. Wisconsin Pinstripe Bowl Highlights (2018) - YouTube

Sports  2018

15033 181228  Poll: Majority of voters want Trump impeached or censured - AOL News  Dec. 28, 2018
Presidential Approval Ratings -- Donald Trump


15032 181228  FASHION - Jean-Paul Gaultier's ‘Fashion Freak Show’, a smashing and original revue France24, 12/28/2018
Jean-Paul Gaultier - Wikipedia  born 24 April 1952, a French haute couture and prêt-à-porter fashion designer.
Fashion


15031 181228  Who Are France's Yellow Vest Protesters, And What Do They Want? NPR  Dec. 3, 2018
'Yellow Vest' protests - FRANCE24
Yellow vests movement - Wikipedia


15030 181227  Wall Street's Fearless Girl statue gets a new place of honor - Chicago Tribune  Dec. 10, 2018
Fearless Girl - Wikipedia
Fearless Girl takes the fight for gender parity to Wall Street - YouTube  Dec. 2018
'Fearless Girl' Statue Faces Off Against Wall Street Bull | NBC News - YouTube  March 8, 2017

New York  |  Women's Rights
12413 170308  'Fearless Girl' Statue Stares Down Wall Street's Iconic Bull - Bloomberg  03/08/2017

15029 181227  Brands born on the internet embrace physical stores  AP News, Dec. 11, 2018

15028 181227  These Are the Best Movies of 2018 | Time

15027 181227  We had a brown Christmas in the Twin Cities, MN, on Dec. 25, 2018.  White Christmas dreams look to come true ... a day or two late - StarTribune.com  Dec. 24, 2018, 11:49 PM
WCCO Weather Update Morning Of Dec. 26, 2018 « WCCO CBS Minnesota
Minneapolis weather Snow, sleet coming after Christmas  Pioneer Press

Christmas: Letter 29 | レター 29,  Christmas (Photos) 

15026 181226  Could alcohol and coffee be the keys to a long life? This study says yes  WCVB5abc, Dec. 26, 2018
Drinks

15025 181226  Sunda Strait tsunami is latest in a series of Indonesian disasters in 2018 | The Guardian  Dec. 23, 2018
2004 Boxing Day Tsunami - YouTube  Dec. 26, 2004
Tsunami wreaks havoc on Southeast Asia - HISTORY  Dec. 26, 2004


15024 181225  President Trump To 7-Year-Old: 'Are You Still A Believer In Santa?' NPR
Presidents:    Donald Trump    #45

15023 181225     December 24, 1968    Earthrise shot from Apollo 8
Earthrise 1: Historic Image Remastered
  "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  Dec. 24, 2018
50th Anniversary Of The Apollo 8 Mission | NBC Nightly News - YouTube
Earthrise in 4K - YouTube
Apollo 8's Christmas Eve Message [HD] - YouTube
Earthrise: A Video Reconstruction
  "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  Dec. 23, 2018
In Space

15022 181225  To Kill a Mockingbird debuts - HISTORY  Dec. 25, 1962 
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) - IMDb
Harper Lee - Wikipedia  April 28, 1926 – February 19, 2016, an American novelist widely known for To Kill a Mockingbird, published in 1960. Immediately successful, it won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and has become a classic of modern American literature
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Alabama  


15021 181224  Bob Hope gives his last show in Vietnam - HISTORY  Dec. 24, 1972
USO Christmas Show-Long Binh, Vietnam 1970 - YouTube
Bob Hope Christmas Special (1967) - YouTube
Bob Hope - Wikipedia
Vietnam War


15020 181224  KKK founded - Dec 24, 1865 - HISTORY.com
KKK: Then and Now | National Geographic - YouTube

What Is The Ku Klux Klan? - YouTube
Presidents:    Andrew Johnson    #17
Pulaski, Tennessee - Wikipedia  |  Tennessee
 
15019 181223  Vikings vs. Lions Week 16 Highlights NFL 2018 - YouTube
Steelers vs. Saints Week 16 Highlights NFL 2018 - YouTube
Chiefs vs. Seahawks Week 16 Highlights NFL 2018 - YouTube

NFL.com - Official Site of the National Football League NFL.com
Sports  2018

15018 181223  Top 10 Greatest Christmas Movies of All Time (2013) - YouTube
Another Top 10 Best Christmas Movies of All Time - YouTube

Top 50 Best Christmas Movies of All Time, Ranked by the Tomatometer - YouTube

15017 181223  Dec. 23, 2018     4th Sunday of Advent (Photos) Letter | レター  143, 178, 179
 
15016 181221  Pan Am Flight 103 explodes over Lockerbie, Scotland - Dec 21, 1988 - HISTORY.com
Lockerbie Pan-Am Jet Explosion (1988) | A Day That Shook the World - YouTube
Libya and the Lockerbie Bombing - YouTube
Lockerbie bombing: 30 years on from UK’s deadliest terror attack The Week UK  12/21/2018
Pan Am Flight 103 - Wikipedia


15015 181221  Methane Bubbles Frozen in Lake Baikal  "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  Dec. 18, 2018  
1b  Methane Bubbles (Up-Close)
Here's What Happens When You Ignite Those Methane Gas Bubbles on a Frozen Lake 2017, wideopenspaces
Fun with burning methane on a lake First experiment - YouTube
Fun to burn under ice methane in the dark Second experiment - YouTube
Methane FIREBALL trapped under ice DECEMBER [MINDBLOWING!] - Viral 2016 - YouTube
Amazing video of exploding under-ice methane gas in Siberia - YouTube


15014 181221  Extraordinary Solar Halos  "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  Dec. 21, 2018  
Astronomy  |  Winter Fun    Photos: Sundogs 1  |  2  |  3  and Halos
Note: One of our staff members saw sundogs in Japan early December 2018 for the first time while there. He hadn't known the sundogs before.  For more info on Japan, check out Explore Japan Info


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