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December 1: World AIDS Day

Juan Lavalle
Juan Lavalle

Giovanni Morone (d. 1580) · William Swainson (d. 1884) · Candace Bushnell (b. 1958)

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December 2: National Day in Laos (1975)

1928 Ford Model A
1928 Ford Model A

Marquis de Sade (d. 1814) · Allen Wright (d. 1885) · Britney Spears (b. 1981)

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December 3: First day of Hanukkah (Judaism, 2018)

Freda Du Faur
Freda Du Faur

Sheng Shicai (b. 1895) · Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (d. 1939) · Julianne Moore (b. 1960)

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December 4

Dianne Feinstein
Dianne Feinstein

Maerten de Vos (d. 1603) · Jesse Burkett (b. 1868) · Benjamin Britten (d. 1976)

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December 5: Krampusnacht in Austria

Henry Knox's noble train of artillery
Henry Knox's noble train of artillery

Phillis Wheatley (d. 1784) · Afanasy Fet (b. 1820) · Princess Alice of Battenberg (d. 1969)

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December 6: Saint Nicholas Day in various European countries; Independence Day in Finland (1917)

The Nefertiti Bust
The Nefertiti Bust

Nicholas Rowe (d. 1718) · Hara Prasad Shastri (b. 1853) · Satoru Iwata (b. 1959)

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December 7: Armed Forces Flag Day in India; Pearl Harbor Day in the United States

HMS Spiteful
HMS Spiteful

Richard Bellingham (d. 1672) · Fish III (b. 1888) · Barbara Howard (d. 2002)

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December 8: Rōhatsu in Japan

Margaret Hughes
Margaret Hughes

John Peckham (d. 1292) · Georges Méliès (b. 1861) · Ann T. Bowling (d. 2000)

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December 9

The first computer mouse
The first computer mouse

Nasr ibn Sayyar (d. 748) · Fritz Haber (b. 1868) · Lilias Armstrong (d. 1937)

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December 10: Human Rights Day; Nobel Banquet

The original brown dog statue
The original brown dog statue

María Bibiana Benítez (b. 1783) · C. Rajagopalachari (b. 1878) · Ziad Abu Ein (d. 2014)

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December 11

Lunar Roving Vehicle, driven by Eugene Cernan
Lunar Roving Vehicle, driven by Eugene Cernan

Averroes (d. 1198) · Subramania Bharati (b. 1882) · Big Mama Thornton (b. 1926)

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December 12: Yule Lads begin arrival in Iceland

Chiang Kai-shek
Chiang Kai-shek

Geoffrey (d. 1212) · Stand Watie (b. 1806) · Doris Blackburn (d. 1970)

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December 13

George Gershwin
George Gershwin

Francesco Bianchini (b. 1662) · Ana Néri (b. 1814) · Dora Marsden (d. 1960)

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December 14: Martyred Intellectuals Day in Bangladesh (1971); Monkey Day

George W. Bush (l) and Nouri al-Maliki (r) defend themselves against a thrown shoe
George W. Bush (l) and Nouri al-Maliki (r) defend themselves against a thrown shoe

Aldfrith of Northumbria (d. 704 or 705) · Louis Marshall (b. 1856) · Lupe Vélez (d. 1944)

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December 15: Kingdom Day in Aruba, Curaçao, the Netherlands, and Sint Maarten (1954); Zamenhof Day in Esperanto culture

Venera 7 descent vehicle
Venera 7 descent vehicle

Arthur Dehon Little (b. 1863) · Vibert Douglas (b. 1894) · León Febres Cordero (d. 2008)

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December 16: National Day in Bahrain; Day of Reconciliation in South Africa

New World Symphony, 1st movement

Nathaniel Fiennes (d. 1669) · Stuart Donaldson (b. 1812) · H. D. Kumaraswamy (b. 1959)

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December 17

Demonstrators in the Darwin rebellion
Demonstrators in the Darwin rebellion

Roger L'Estrange (b. 1616)  · Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (d. 1847) · Daniel Inouye (d. 2012)

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December 18: Tenth of Tevet (Judaism, 2018); National Day in Qatar (1878)

Atlas rocket carrying the SCORE satellite
Atlas rocket carrying the SCORE satellite

Yaonian Yanmujin (d. 933) · Lionel Monckton (b. 1861) · Edwin Howard Armstrong (b. 1890)

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December 19

Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens

Adelaide of Susa (d. 1091) · Mary Livermore (b. 1820) · Kristina Keneally (b. 1968)

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December 20

Cardiff City Hall
Cardiff City Hall

Ambroise Paré (d. 1590) · Bill "Tiger" O'Reilly (b. 1905) · Beth Doe (d. 1976)

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December 21: December solstice (22:23 UTC, 2018); Yule; Yaldā Night in Iran (2017)

The crew of Apollo 8
The crew of Apollo 8

Hugh, Margrave of Tuscany (d. 1001) · Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton (b. 1505) · Jane Fonda (b. 1937)

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December 22

Entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel in New Jersey
Entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel in New Jersey

John Newbery (d. 1767) · Frank B. Kellogg (b. 1856) · Peggy Ashcroft (b. 1907)

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December 23: Night of the Radishes in Oaxaca City, Mexico; The Emperor's Birthday in Japan; Festivus

Flooding in Toowoomba
Flooding in Toowoomba

Pamheiba (b. 1690) · Jean-François Champollion (b. 1790) · P. V. Narasimha Rao (d. 2004)

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December 24

British and German troops during the Christmas truce
British and German troops during the Christmas truce

Gongsun Shu (d. 36) · Adam Mickiewicz (b. 1798) · Cosima Wagner (b. 1837)  · Pernilla Wahlgren (b. 1967)

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December 25: Christmas (Gregorian calendar); Quaid-e-Azam Day (Pakistan)

Baldwin I of Jerusalem
Baldwin I of Jerusalem

Makan ibn Kaki (d. 940) · Nina E. Allender (b. 1873) · Sadiq al-Mahdi (b. 1935)

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December 26: Boxing Day in Commonwealth countries; Kwanzaa begins in Canada and the United States

Flannan Isles Lighthouse
Flannan Isles Lighthouse

Rose Lok (b. 1526) · Seth Warner (b. 1784) · Elizabeth David (b. 1913)

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December 27

Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

Bertha of Savoy (d. 1087) · Hayley Williams (b. 1988) · Carrie Fisher (d. 2016)

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December 28: Proclamation Day in South Australia (1836)

Neptune
Neptune

Arthur Hunter Palmer (b. 1819) · Thomas Babington Macaulay (d. 1859) · Maurice Ravel (d. 1937)

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December 29

Sun Yat-sen
Sun Yat-sen

Stephen Bocskai (d. 1606) · Womesh Chunder Bonnerjee (b. 1844) · Twinkle Khanna (b. 1974)

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December 30: Rizal Day in the Philippines (1896)

Richard, Duke of York
Richard, Duke of York

Rudyard Kipling (b. 1865) · Josephine Butler (d. 1906) · Fatima Jibrell (b. 1947)

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December 31

Painting of helicopter rescue efforts at the Dupont Plaza Hotel fire
Painting of helicopter rescue efforts at the Dupont Plaza Hotel fire

Carlo Gimach (d. 1730) · Mary Logan Reddick (b. 1914) · Diane von Fürstenberg (b. 1946)

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