plus Daily Celebration Ideas*
SELECT your topic.
THINK "What do I know?"
FOLLOW text links to learn more.
CONSIDER related personal experiences.
CONNECT your ideas with other items of interest.
START WRITING, additional thoughts will naturally flow.
It happened in December...
Dec. 1 / 1990 - Chunnel makes breakthrough / 1913 - Ford's assembly line starts rolling / 1955 - Rosa Parks ignites bus boycott / Pie Day / World AIDS Day
Dec. 2 / 1804 - Napoleon crowned Emperor / 1859 - John Brown hanged / Fritters Day / Safety Razor Day
Dec. 3 / 1967 - First human heart transplant / 1989 - The clothes make the man...guilty / Roof Over your Head Day
Dec. 4 / 1945 - Senate approves U.N. participation / 1952 - Smog kills thousands in England / Cookie Day / Dice Day / Santa's List Day / Wear Brown Shoes Day
Dec. 5 / 1945 - Aircraft squadron lost in Bermuda triangle / 1933 - Prohibition ends / Bathtub Party Day / Day of the Ninja
Dec. 6 / 1884 - Washington Monument completed / 1907 - Monongah Mine disaster / Microwave Oven Day
Dec. 7 / 1941 - Pearl Harbor bombed / 1982 - First execution by lethal injection /Civil Aviation Day / Cotton Candy Day
Dec. 8 / 1980 - John Lennon shot / 1993 - NAFTA signed into law / Brownie Day / Take it in the Ear Day
Dec. 9 / 1992 - Marines storm Mogadishu, Somalia / 1992 - Separation of Prince Charles and Lady Diana announced / Christmas Card Day / Pastry Day
Dec. 10 / 1869 - Wyoming grants women the right to vote / 1915 - Ford builds its 1 millionth car / Human Rights Day
Dec. 11 / 1941 - Germany declares war on U.S. / 2008 - Billionaire conman, Bernie Madoff, arrested / Noodle Ring Day
Dec. 12 / 1901 - Marconi sends first Atlantic wireless transmission / 1980 - Da Vinci notebook sells for over 5 million / Ambrosia Day / Ding-A-ling Day / Poinsettia Day
Dec. 13 / 2000 - Al Gore concedes presidential election / 2003 - Saddam Hussein captured / Cocoa Day / Ice Cream Day / Violins Day
Dec. 14 / 1799 - George Washington dies / 1911 - Amundsen reaches South Pole / Monkey Day / Bouillaaisse Day
Dec. 15 / 1791 - Bill of Rights becomes law / 1961 - Architect of the Holocaust sentenced to die / Bill of Rights Day / Cat Herders Day
Dec. 16 / 1773 - Boston Tea Party / 1944 - Battle of the Bulge / Boston Tea Party Day / Chocolate Covered Anything Day / Re-gifting Day
Dec. 17 / 1903 - First airplane flies / 1979 - Sound barrier first broken by vehicle on land / Maple Syrup Day / Underdog Day
Dec. 18 / 1620 - Mayflower docks at Plymouth Harbor / 1865 - Slavery abolished in America / Bake Cookies Day / Roast Suckling Pig Day / Wear a Plunger on your Head Day
Dec. 19 / 1777 - Continental army enters winter quarters at Valley Forge / 1998 - President Clinton impeached / Look for an Evergreen Day / Oatmeal Muffin Day
Dec. 20 / 1803 - The French surrender Orleans to the U.S. 1957 - Elvis Presley is drafted / Go Caroling Day / Mudd Day / Hanukkah
BE CREATIVE, make your response interesting and fun to read.
TAKE PRIDE in your work.
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May we prompt you?
Extra Extra - Read all about it... then write a newsworthy article answering the expository questions of "Who, What, When, Where and Why".
Persuasive Essay - Research a controversial event. Identify a difference of opinions from your study, take a position, then present and defend your argument.
Historical Fiction - Using the framework of a "day in time", create your own characters and plot structure... start writing.
*Party Planner - Given the assignment to plan for a particular celebration, submit a detailed proposal to your prospective client.
*Daily Celebrations - Create your own party blog complete with creative party ideas. Include detailed descriptions of the planned activities.
Dec. 21 / 1968 - Apollo 8 departs for moon's orbit / 1988 - Pan Am Flight 103 explodes over Scotland / Humbug Day / Look at the Bright Side Day
Dec. 22 / 1804 - Beethoven's Fifth Symphony's world premier / 1864 - Sherman presents Lincoln with a Christmas gift / Date Nut Bread Day
Dec. 23 / 1888 - Van Gogh chops off ear / 1986 - Voyager completes global flight / Festivus / Pfeffernuesse Day / Roots Day
Dec. 24 / 1814 - War of 1812 ends / 1865 - KKK founded / 1953 - Volcanic eruption sweeps away passenger train / Christmas Eve / Eggnog Day
Dec. 25 / 1914 - The Christmas Truce / 1776 - Washington crosses the Delaware / 1962 - To Kill a Mockingbird debuts / 1941 - Bing Crosby introduces White Christmas to the world / 1941 - British surrender Hong Kong to Japan / Christmas Day / Pumpkin Pie Day
Dec. 26 / 2004 - Tsunami devastates Indian Ocean coast / 1966 - Jimi Hendrix writes Purple Haze / 1972 - President Truman dies / Boxing Day / Kwanzaa / Candy Cane Day
Dec. 27 / 1904 - Peter Pan opens in London / 1968 - Apollo 8 returns to earth / Cut Out Snowflakes Day / Fruitcake Day
Dec. 28 / 1895 - First commercial movie screened / 1954 - Denzel Washington born / Card Playing Day / Chocolate Candy Day
Dec. 29 / 1890 - U.S. army massacres Indians at Wounded Knee / 1940 - Worst air raid on London / Pepper Pot Day /
Dec. 30 / 1922 - USSR established / 1968 - Led Zepplin captured live for the first time in Spokane gym / Enormous Changes at the Last Minute Day / Baking Soda Day
Dec. 31 / 1972 - Baseball great, Roberto Clemente dies in a plane crash / 1985 - Singer, Rick Nelson, dies in a plane crash / Champagne Day