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2017

Moon Phases 


NFL 2018 Regular Season Schedule - NFL.com

FBS College Football - Home NCAA.com 


Nobel Prizes and Laureates - NobelPrize.org  All Nobel Prizes

MLB Playoff Picture Update MLB.com  2018

2018–19 NHL season - Wikipedia 
October 3, 2018, and will end on April 6, 2019
Official Site of the National Hockey League NHL.com

2018–19 NBA season - Wikipedia 
October 16, 2018, and end on April 10, 2019

50 States & Washington, D.C. +


How To Help Victims Of The Camp Fire « CBS Sacramento

2018 NASCAR Playoffs - Monster Energy Series - NASCAR.com
Race results NASCAR championship 2018: Logano wins NASCAR.com
Championship Seasons: Joey Logano 2018 - YouTube

Dec. 16, 2018     3rd Sunday of
Advent (Photos) Letter | レター  143, 178, 179
Dec. 23, 2018     4th Sunday of Advent (Photos) Letter | レター  143, 178, 179

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

Angela Merkel′s New Year′s speech ′Democracy thrives on change′   Deutsche Welle, 12/31/2018
Upbeat Macron defends reform agenda after bruising year
  France24, 12/31/2018
Putin's New Year Address 2019 - YouTube
Full video: Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers 2019 New Year speech - YouTube
Theresa May’s new year message back Brexit deal - YouTube
In New Year's statement, Abe vows to step up peace treaty talks with Russia in 2019 | The Japan Times


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

NFL Playoff Picture - NFL.com

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
2019 Sugar Bowl #15 Texas vs #5 Georgia Full Game Highlights - YouTube
2019 Rose Bowl #9 Washington vs #6 Ohio State Full Game Highlights - YouTube
2018 Peach Bowl #10 Florida vs #7 Michigan Full Game Highlights - YouTube

Final Top 4 teams for College Football Playoff 2018-19 - YouTube
2019 College Football Playoff National Championship - Wikipedia  Jan. 7, 2019, California


Happy New Year!


15050 190103  50 Jaw-Dropping Photos of the World’s Most Beautiful Countries, MSN, Reader's Digest
Travel 

15049 190102  Reconquest of Spain - Jan 02, 1492 - HISTORY.com - The kingdom of Granada falls to the Christian forces of King Ferdinand V and Queen Isabella I, and the Moors lose their last foothold in Spain.
Christopher Columbus

15048 190102 
Georgia enters the Union - HISTORY   Jan. 2, 1788
Georgia

15047 190102  Christmas messages and New Year messages

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

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Angela Merkel′s New Year′s speech ′Democracy thrives on change′   Deutsche Welle, 12/31/2018
Upbeat Macron defends reform agenda after bruising year
  France24, 12/31/2018
Putin's New Year Address 2019 - YouTube
Full video: Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers 2019 New Year speech - YouTube

Theresa May’s new year message back Brexit deal - YouTube
In New Year's statement, Abe vows to step up peace treaty talks with Russia in 2019 | The Japan Times


15046 190102  NASA Reveals Photos of the Most Distant Object Explored - The Atlantic
Astronomy

15045 190102 
The Sombrero Galaxy in Infrared  "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  Jan. 1, 2019
Astronomy

15044 190101   
January Calendar - Updated:  Jan. 1, 2019
January Calendar: Nationwide  |  Local
  
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Happy New Year!
Goodbye 2018 Hello 2019

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
.
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

15013 181220  Mount Everest Star Trails  "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  Dec. 1, 2018 
Astronomy 

15012 181219  1000 IQ Football Plays - YouTube

15011 181219  A Christmas Carol Is Published - HISTORY  Dec. 19, 1843
Disney's 'A Christmas Carol' Train Tour: A Christmas Carol (2009)  |  Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens - Wikipedia  February 7, 1812 - June 9, 1870, an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius.

15010 181219  John Ford’s Cheyenne Autumn released - Dec 19, 1964 - HISTORY.com
Cheyenne Autumn - Trailer - YouTube
Cheyenne Autumn (1964) - IMDb
John Ford - Wikipedia  February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973, an American film director. He is renowned both for Westerns such as Stagecoach (1939), The Searchers (1956), and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), as well as adaptations of classic 20th-century American novels such as the film The Grapes of Wrath (1940). His four Academy Awards for Best Director (in 1935, 1940, 1941, and 1952) remain a record. One of the films for which he won the award, How Green Was My Valley, also won Best Picture.  
Maine  

 
15009 181218  18th December 1892 Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker first performed - YouTube

15008 181218  Top 100 Best Songs of 2018 (Year End Chart 2018) - YouTube
The Most Iconic Song of Each Year [1945-2018] - YouTube
Music


15007 181218  Weekend Box Office Results for December 14-16, 2018 - Box Office Mojo
Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse (2018) - IMDb  2  The Mule (2018) - IMDb  3  Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) - IMDb
 Weekend Box Office Results for December 7-9, 2018 - Box Office Mojo
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) - IMDb  2  Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) - IMDb  3  Creed II (2018) - IMDb 

15006 181217  Grant expels the Jews from his department - HISTORY  Dec. 17, 1862
Julia Grant - HISTORY

Civil War

15005 181217    
December 17, 1903     The Wright Brothers, First Successful Airplane (1903) - YouTube
Wright Brothers Day: 115 years of flight fox8.com
Presidential Proclamation on Wright Brothers Day, 2018 | The White House
Wright Flyer photos  |  Airplanes 

15004 181217  The kendama (けん玉, "sword [and] ball") is a traditional Japanese skill toy.*
World's Most Amazing Kendama Ninjas! Ft. Zoomadanke - YouTube
Kendama Basics Tutorial - Beginner Tricks and Tips - YouTube
Kendama Network - Japan Kendama Association Official Website 公益社団法人日本けん玉協会
Kendama - Wikipedia  
Info from Explore Japan Info


15003 181216-1218  NFL Playoff Picture standings, updates, odds for Week 15 Bears win NFC North, exorcise Aaron Rodgers demons - CBSSports.com
Saints vs. Panthers Week 15 Highlights NFL 2018 - YouTube
Dolphins vs. Vikings Week 15 Highlights NFL 2018 - YouTube
Packers vs. Bears Week 15 Highlights NFL 2018 - YouTube
Patriots vs. Steelers Week 15 Highlights NFL 2018 - YouTube

NFL Week 16 Power Rankings! - YouTube
Sports  2018  

15002 181215  Giant 552 carats yellow diamond found in Canada mine - BIGGEST IN NORTH AMERICA - YouTube
Largest Diamond Ever Found in North America Unearthed in Canada - Bloomberg
List of largest rough diamonds - Wikipedia

List of diamond mines - Wikipedia
How Do They Mine Diamonds? - YouTube
How Do They Do It - Polishing Diamonds? - YouTube

TOP 7 Countries With The Most Diamonds Found - YouTube
Diamond Mining in Sierra Leone - YouTube  "Blood Diamonds"
Blood Diamond Official Trailer #1 - (2006) HD - YouTube
Most EXPENSIVE Diamonds In The World! - YouTube

Canada

15001 181215  Seahawks vs. Vikings Week 14 Highlights NFL 2018 - YouTube
Rams vs. Bears Week 14 Highlights NFL 2018 - YouTube

Every Touchdown from Week 14 NFL 2018 Highlights - YouTube
NFL.com - Official Site of the National Football League NFL.com
NFL Week 15 Power Rankings! - YouTube
Sports  2018


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