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Rosa Parks is remembered on this day for her stand for civil rights. On December 1, 1955, she refused to give up her seat on the bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Check out her biography here for more information.

Charles Ringling's birthday was December 2, 1863.

Become aware of people with disabilities. Read this information about December 3, International Day of People with Disabilities.

December 4 is National Cookie Day. Try some of these favorite Christmas cookie recipes

December 5 is Walt Disney's birthday. Read through his biography and find out what his jobs were before he became a famous cartoonist.

The Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery was ratified December 6, 1865.

December 7, 1941 is a "day that will live in infamy". Read about Pearl Harbor.

Chanukah is the Jewish Festival of Lights the first day of which is celebrated this year from December 7-16.

President Bill Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement on December 8, 1993. Read how this agreement significantly changed the way the United States traded with Canada and Mexico.

Senator Tom Daschle, Senate Majority Leader of the 107th Congress, was born December 9, 1947.

The Nobel Peace Prize was first awarded on December 10,1901. Americans to win the Nobel Peace Prize are: Theodore Roosevelt in 1906, Jane Addams in 1931, Ralphe J. Bunche in 1950, and Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1964, and Jimmy Carter in 2002.

Indiana became a state on December 11, 1816.

December 12 is Poinsettia Day. This day honors Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first United States Ambassador to Mexico appointed by President Andrew Jackson, who introduced the poinsettia to the United States. Read the Legend of the Poinsettia.

Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole on December 14, 1911. Take a virtual tour of the South Pole.

The Boston Tea Party - December 16, 1773

The first motorized flight was on December 17, 1903. Check out these sites:

bullet Wright Brothers
bullet Wright Brothers with SurfNet

On December 19, 1843, Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was published.

The first day of the Winter Solstice begins on December 21 of each year.

Metric Conversion Act passed by Congress December 23, 1975. See if you know enough about this measuring system.

December 24 is Christmas Eve. What traditions do you have for this evening before Christmas?

Clara Barton was born on Christmas Day in 1821. Read to find out why she was called the "Angel of the Battlefield" during the American Civil War.

Christmas Links:

bullet Christmas Crossword Puzzle from SurfNet for Kids
bullet Christmas Links - Peabody's favorite links - December 25
bullet Try Santa Search.com for enough links to learn all there is to know about Christmas.

Kwanzaa Links:

bullet Kwanzaa Links - December 26 
bullet Try this Kwanzaa holiday puzzle.
bullet Kwanzaa at Kids Domain
bullet All About Kwanzaa

You're never too old to visit the zoo! Try a virtual tour on December 27, Visit the Zoo Day!

December 28 is National Chocolate Day! Check out the Hershey Chocolate website!

Texas was granted statehood December 29, 1845.

Rudyard Kipling, author of "The Jungle Book" and many more poems and short stories, was born December 30, 1865.

New Year's Eve - December 31