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  December - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
December is the twelfth and last month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days.
December begins (astrologically) with the sun in the sign of Sagittarius and ends in the sign of Capricorn.
December was the tenth month in the Roman calendar until a monthless winter period was divided between January and February.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/December   (323 words)

 December 2003 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Beltway sniper attacks: A Virginia jury recommends a life sentence without possibility of parole for Lee Boyd Malvo, who was earlier convicted of capital murder, among other charges, in connection with the shootings.
At a symbolic height of 1,776 feet (541 m) (1776 is significant as the year of the United States Declaration of Independence) the projected edifice will be among the tallest buildings in the world.
Hussein was captured without resistance in a so-called "spider-hole" at a farmhouse in the town of ad-Dawr.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/December_2003   (5881 words)

 CalendarHome.com - December - Calendar Encyclopedia
December was the tenth month in the Roman calendar until a monthless winter period (summer in the southern hemisphere) was divided between January and February.
The solstice called the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere and the summer solstice in the southern hemisphere occurs around December 21.
In the United Kingdom, the weekday after December 25th, is called Boxing Day and is a public holiday.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /December.htm   (395 words)

 December 2003
Chief Minister Digvijay Singh resigns on December 5; on December 8 Uma Bharti is sworn in as chief minister.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot resigns on December 4; Vasundhara Raje is sworn in as chief minister on December 8.
Vázquez is sworn in as governor on December 31.
rulers.org /2003-12.html   (1536 words)

 The Weather of December 2003
December 2003 was dry with an abundance of sunshine.
With lighter winds and long periods of sunshine, the temperature on 6 December rose to 25.3 degrees, the highest of the month.
Haze was reported on 10 and 17 December in the lulls of the northeast monsoon.
www.geocities.com /wwhk4/monthweather/2003/200312weather.html   (488 words)

 December 2004
On December 3 the Supreme Court invalidates the result of the recent presidential election, calling for a repeat of the runoff between Yanukovych and Viktor Yushchenko, to be held on December 26.
A runoff is held on December 26, and Morozov is elected governor with 52.8% of the vote against 20.6% for Barzhanova and 25.1% against all.
On December 17 Liese Prokop is nominated as new interior minister; she is sworn in on December 22.
www.rulers.org /2004-12.html   (1976 words)

 This Month In UFO History
On December 16, 1742, a member of the Royal Society in London was about to cross St. Jame's Park on his way home from a meeting when he saw a strange object in the sky while on his way home.
Near New Caney, Texas, Betty Cash along with Vickie Landrum and her grandson traveling along a dark, rural road encountered a massive, diamond shaped UFO emitting tremendous bursts of heat and light from its underside, scorching the car they were in and leaving them with severe burns and trauma.
In December of 1980 Rendledham/Bentwaters Air Force base and adjacent forest became the site of several extraterrestrial visitations clearly intended to be seen, reported and never forgotten.
www.rense.com /general44/tm_dec.htm   (2749 words)

 CNW Telbec   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Funds for these acquisitions were obtained primarily from the proceeds of a $127 million trust unit issue completed on December 9, 2003 as well as the final $25 million tranche of the 2003 private placement received on January 15, 2004.
The 7.9% increase between December 31, 2003 and June 30, 2004 reflects the normal increase in activity resulting from additional properties added to the portfolio offset by the ongoing amortization of this asset.
Unitholders' equity increased by $21.8 million between December 31, 2003 and June 30, 2004 primarily as a result of the receipt of the $25 million described above, proceeds from the Trust's distribution reinvestment plan and direct unit purchase plan and the exercise of options by officers and trustees of the Trust during the period.
www.cnw.ca /fr/releases/archive/August2004/11/c0249.html   (8173 words)

 Descendants of Aschout Rasmussen and Kari Jacobsdatter
She was born December 01, 1854 in Island of Aamoy, Vareberg, Rennesoy parish, Norway, and died November 30, 1914 in Irwin, Shelby County, Iowa.
She was born December 17, 1865, and died October 01, 1943 in Martin County, Minnesota.
December 21, 1898 in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto County, Iowa.
freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com /~mrwichelman/descendants_of_aschout_rasmussen_.htm   (3468 words)

 The December 6 Fund of Toronto
Canadians recognize December 6th as the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, as a day of remembrance and a day of action on violence against women -We mourn and work for change.
Once a woman has repaid her loan to the December 6 Fund, that money is used to help another woman in need.
The December 6 Fund thanks the Toronto Community Foundation for naming us one of Toronto's Vital Ideas, and for their support of our awareness raising efforts.
www.dec6fund.ca   (328 words)

 The History Place - This Month in History
December 7, 43 B.C. Cicero (Marcus Tullius) died.
The boycott by African Americans had begun on December 5, 1955, after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus to a white man.
He had been injured on December 9 near Mannheim and was taken to a hospital in Heidelberg, where he died.
www.historyplace.com /specials/calendar/december.htm   (8165 words)

 Amazon.com: December: Books: Eve Bunting,David Diaz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
She has found a job, and the December angel is on their new wall.
December is a remarkable book -- it manages to connect homelessness to the realm of miracles and the mystery of Christmas.
December is a pleasure to read and a treasure to share.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0152024220?v=glance   (1335 words)

 Festival and Celebrations Manual in December.
Trooping of the Colours, December 2, 2005, Bangkok
Bangkok Countdown, December 31, 2005 January 1, 2006, Bangkok
A number of reasons kept the regatta at Kata Beach Resort, in the south of Phuket Island, for the last two years, but this year the organising committee has decided it is time for a change.
www.geocities.com /RainForest/7153/dec.htm   (1004 words)

 Education World ® : Lesson Planning: December Days: Ten Activities to Celebrate a Month of Special Days!
December is full of special days to celebrate in the classroom.
His special holiday is December 6, and there are customs associated with St.
December 21 is the first day of winter.
www.education-world.com /a_lesson/lesson151.shtml   (1798 words)

 BTS | BTS Releases December Airline Traffic Data; - December 2003 Domestic Traffic Down 1.2 Percent From December 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
These passengers were carried on 779,837 flights, down 1.2 percent from the flights operated in December 2002.
Among airports, Hartsfield-Jackson International in Atlanta continued in December to be the busiest domestic airport, with 3.1 million passenger boardings (Table 4).
December 2003 traffic data are preliminary and include data received by BTS from 100 airlines as of Mar. 9.
www.bts.gov /press_releases/2004/bts005_04/html/bts005_04.html   (408 words)

 CNW Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
For the three months ended December 31, 2004, local voice revenues were $138.3 million, which is up 61.0% from $85.9 million in the same period in 2003.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2004, cash flows used in financing activities reflect the purchase of 18.6 million shares for cancellation for cash consideration of $800.8 million pursuant to our substantial issuer bid, dividends paid of $90.8 million, as well as $68.0 million for the re-payment of notes payable.
As at December 31, 2004, our commercial paper program was not utilized, and we had $13.4 million in letters of credit outstanding against our operating line of credit.
www.newswire.ca /en/releases/archive/February2005/01/c8315.html   (13503 words)

 About December Wind   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In December Wind he feels he has found the band he has been searching for a lifetime.
Music began as a hobby for Terry but through December Wind, it has become his path in life.
In Donald’s own words the goal of December Wind is "…to express the positive spirit towards mankind and our Creator." A Bear Clan member, Donald’s Mohawk name is Taholonhite.
www.canyonrecords.com /artdecember.htm   (459 words)

 December 2000 news archive: Digital Photography Review
Monday, 18 December 2000 Digital Camera Shipments Double According to a report on AsiaBizTech shipments of digital cameras are expected to reach 12 million units worldwide in fiscal year 2000, double the volume from the previous year.
Time magazine has named the Nikon Coolpix 990 "Machine of the Year", they go on to say "This was the year that digital photography finally plunged into the mainstream — and the Nikon Coolpix 990 led the way."...
The monthly bilingual webzine Megapixel.Net have just released their December edition (in French and English), this month they've reviewed the Olympus E-10, Fujifilm FinePix 4900 and 2400 and HP C-912.
www.dpreview.com /news/0012/archive.asp   (1680 words)

 Today in History: December 7
Naval Dispatch from the Commander in Chief Pacific (CINCPAC) announcing the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.
Concentrating on subjects like aircraft factories, training for war, women in the workforce, and the armed forces, the OWI documented and celebrated American patriotism in the military and on the homefront.
The Memory Section of American Treasures of the Library of Congress contains this annotated script of a December 7, 1941 NBC news report on the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/today/dec07.html   (993 words)

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New York, NY, November 9, 2004 … Each December schools and teachers are confronted with the question of how to approach the holidays without favoring one religious faith over another or making some students feel uncomfortable because their religious background is different from others.
To help negotiate this "December dilemma," the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) provides public schools and government institutions with materials and information on how to keep public recognition of the December holidays constitutionally permissible.
With the December holidays rapidly approaching and with Hannukah coming much earlier than Christmas this year (the first day of Hannukah falls on December 8), ADL began its annual outreach to public schools and institutions earlier this year, with letters going out to school districts and government institutions and an updated online guide,
www.adl.org /PresRele/RelChStSep_90/4586_90.htm   (361 words)

 Amazon.com: December, Piano Solos: 20th Anniversary Edition: Music: George Winston   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
December holds the distinction of single-handedly putting Windham Hill on the map and being the new age album most likely to find its way into music collections of all ilk.
Mixing traditional carols, a couple of classical works, and his own originals, Winston drops notes with icy clarity into a winter silence, rippling through "Carol of Bells" and coaxing dark, introspective moods from his own suite, "Night." The pianist's liner notes are also a trip as he cites the numerous sources for his music.
Recorded when "new age" music was barely emerging and Windham Hill was an experimental artists' label, this is one of a handful of albums that show just how good the music was when artists had more control of what went onto their albums.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005NNDO?v=glance   (1643 words)

 December 7, 1941: A Setup from the Beginning: Newsroom: The Independent Institute
At least 1,000 Japanese military and diplomatic radio messages per day were intercepted by monitoring stations operated by the U.S. and her Allies, and the message contents were summarized for the White House.
The intercept summaries were clear: Pearl Harbor would be attacked on December 7, 1941, by Japanese forces advancing through the Central and North Pacific Oceans.
Immediately after December 7, 1941, military communications documents that disclose American foreknowledge of the Pearl Harbor disaster were locked in U.S. Navy vaults away from the prying eyes of congressional investigators, historians, and authors.
www.independent.org /tii/news/001207Stinnett.html   (969 words)

 Spaceflight Now | STS-107 | Space shuttle flights could restart in December
NASA expects to announce its shuttle return to flight plans soon after the Columbia Accident Investigation Board reports this summer and could realistically resume missions as early as December, a senior space agency official said Wednesday.
That would require implementing the recommendations of the investigation board, including redesigning the external fuel tank bi-pod ramp, which was the source of the insulating foam that hit Columbia's left wing during launch and is believed to have doomed the shuttle.
In December it would be possible to launch only on the 18th or 19th and that would also require a change in the space station's altitude.
spaceflightnow.com /shuttle/sts107/030618kostelnik   (655 words)

December is one of the most eventful months of the year when it comes to holidays.
On the morning of December 7, soldiers at Pearl Harbor were learning how to use a new device called radar, and they detected a large number of planes heading toward them.
Franklin D. Roosevelt called December 7, "a date which will live in infamy," and he used the event as the grounds for leading the United States into World War II.
www.studyplans.com /december.htm   (18484 words)

 December 7, 1941 - Japanese Bomb Pearl Harbor
Sunday, December 7 - Washington D.C. The last part of the Japanese message, stating that diplomatic relations with the U.S. are to be broken off, reaches Washington in the morning and is decoded at approximately 9 a.m.
Sunday, December 7 - Islands of Hawaii, near Oahu - The Japanese attack force under the command of Admiral Nagumo, consisting of six carriers with 423 planes, is about to attack.
At 6 a.m., the first attack wave of 183 Japanese planes takes off from the carriers located 230 miles north of Oahu and heads for the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor.
www.historyplace.com /worldwar2/timeline/pearl.htm   (878 words)

 December Holidays | Christmas | Hanukkah | Boxing Day | New Year's Eve | Kwanzaa | Holiday Season   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
So, if you only do one thing on this December 1st, pin on a red ribbon to show your support.
In 2004, the winter solstice falls on December 21st.
No one knows the exact date of Christ's birth but in the 4th Century, Pope Julius I chose December 25th as the day of celebration.
www.kidzworld.com /site/p2837.htm   (328 words)

 Pearl Harbor Attack: Index of Action Reports
At dawn 7 December 1941, the Japanese task force had approached undetected to a point slightly more than 200 miles north of Oahu.
On 4 December Enterprise delivered the aircraft and on December 7 the task force was on its way back to Pearl Harbor.
On 5 December, Admiral Kimmel sent the USS Lexington with a task force under Rear Admiral Newton to deliver 25 scout bombers to Midway Island.
www.history.navy.mil /faqs/faq66-1.htm   (1340 words)

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