1. International Human Solidarity Day—a UN holiday observed since 2005 commemorating those who have worked for humanitarian purposes.
2. Go Caroling Day—what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to with neighbors go caroling in the neighborhood or better yet to nursing home.
3. National Fried Shrimp Day—celebrating a great meal especially when the shrimp are sautéed in butter, garlic and basil.4. 1962 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song on this day in 1962 Telstar by the Tornados.
5. Blue 42 Day—celebrating the birthday on this day of Branch Rickey, manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers who broke the color ban in baseball by signing Jackie Robinson, number 42.On this day in
a. 1946 the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life starring James Stewart and Donna Reed premiered in New York City.
b. 1951 EBR-1 in Arco, Idaho became the first nuclear reactor to generate electricity with enough juice to power four light bulbs.
c. 1996 NeXT merged with Apple paving the way for the introduction of Mac OS X.Reflection on Jackie Robinson: “I am not concerned with your liking or disliking me. All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.” Jackie Robinson Great thoughts to live by as we approach Christmas.
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