Updated DECEMBER 2016
The Year of the Rooster
Holidays & Special Days & Weeks
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NATIONAL EYE CARE MONTH
Information on eyecare.
NATIONAL HOBBY MONTH
Learn the history of hobbies and what some of them are.
NATIONAL HOT TEA MONTH
Learn the history of tea.
NATIONAL SOUP MONTH
Learn the history of soup and some recipes.
NATIONAL OATMEAL MONTH
Learn the history of Oatmeal. Try some oatmeal recipes Make an Oatmeal Box Pinhole Camera.
SUPERMAN FIRST APPEARED IN MAGAZINE
History of Superman who first appeared in a science fiction magazine in 1933.
1 - NEW YEARS DAY
Find out how people celebrate New Years Day around the world.
1 - ELLIS ISLAND OPENED IN 1882
History and photos of Ellis Island. How immigrants were processed there and how to get family information.
2 - ROSE PARADE
Information about the Rose Parade. In 2017 the parade will be held on January 2, 2017.The Theme is "Echoes of Success".
The Grand Marshals are Olympic athletesAllyson Felix, Greg Louganis and Janet Evans.
The Rose Queen is Victoria Cecilia Castellanos.
2 - ROSE BOWL GAME
The Rose Bowl Game is played in California. History of the Game. This year the game will be played on January 2, 2017 between Penn State and USC.
5 - NATIONAL BIRD DAY
Information about National Bird Day. The Eagle is the National Bird of the United States.
Find out what the State Bird is where you live.
9 - ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN AVIATION
In 1793 a balloon was sent aloft while President Washington watched.
12 - ANNIVERSARY OF GRAND CANYON
On this day in 1908 President Theordore Roosevelt declared the Grand Canyon a National Monument.
It is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World.
13 - ANNIVERSARY OF 1ST RADIO BROADCAST
Story of the first radio commercial.
Listen to a radio program about computers every Saturday.
14 - U.S. WAF BAND FORMED
The United States Womens Air Force Band was formed in 195l.
15 - ANNIVERSARY OF THE 4-H CLUB
The 4-H Club began on this date in 1902.
16 - MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY
Information about Martin Luther King, Jr.
Learn about his I Have a Dream" speech. Take a quiz about Martin Luther King, Jr.
17 - 1ST NUCLEAR-POWERED SUBMARINE VOYAGE
The lst Nuclear-powered submarine began its voyage on this day in 1955.
Learn about nuclear submarines.
18 - POOH DAY
Visit Winnie the Pooh - History, Stories, Fun. Even more Winnie the Pooh fun and games.
19 - POPCORN DAY
Information about Popcorn. Different types of popcorn seasonongs
24 - GOLD DISCOVERED IN CALIFORNIA
On a Monday in 1848 Gold was discovered in California.
28 - CHINESE NEW YEAR
Today starts the Year of the Rooster.
28 - ANNIVERSARY OF THE COAST GUARD
On this day in 1915, President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the Act to Create the Coast Guard
that combined the Life-Saving Service and Revenue Cutter Service.
28 - ANNIVERSARY OF GREAT SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES
The Great Seal of the United States was approved by Congress in 1782.
29 - NATIONAL PUZZLE DAY
A variety of Puzzles for Kids
30 - KANSAS STATEHOOD
On this day in 1861, Kansas was admitted into the Union as the 34th state.
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