Days of Interest in December

Day What Happened
01World AIDS Day - World Aids Awareness Day was created in 1988 by the United Nations World Health Organization.
02National Mutts Day - National Mutt's Day was created in 2005 by Celebrity Pet and Family Lifestyle expert and animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige of Los Angeles, CA (for the dog lovers)
05Repeal Day - It commemorates the repeal of the 18th Amendment.
06St. Nicholas Day - Saint Nicholas became a priest, and later, a Bishop of the early Catholic Church. True to the Christian concept of giving up belongings and following Christ, St. Nicholas gave up all of his belongings. He was well known for giving to needy people, especially children. There are many stories and tales of him helping out children in need. The practice of hanging up stockings originated with Saint Nicholas. As the ancient legend goes, Saint Nicholas was known to throw small bags of gold coins into the open windows of poor homes. After one bag of gold fell into the stocking of a child, news got around. Children soon began hanging their stocking by their chimneys "in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there"
07Pearl Harbor Day - Pearl Harbor Day, commemorates the Japanese attack on the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor. The attack began at dawn December 7, 1941.
10Human Rights Day - The United Nations General Assembly created the first Human Rights Day on December 10, 1948. Since then, it day has been promoted annually by the UN, and by Human Rights groups around the world.
12Poinsettia Day - These beautiful flowers are a well-recognized symbol of Christmas. Poinsettia Day was officially declared by an Act of Congress. It is in honor of Joel Roberts Poinsett, who died on December 12, 1851.
15Bill of Rights Day - On September 25, 1789, the First Congress of the United States proposed to the state legislatures 12 amendments to the Constitution. 10 of these amendments were added to the Constitution on December 15, 1791.
25Christmas - Around 4th century. The Norse celebrated Yule, and Germans honored the god Oden. The Romans celebrated Saturnalia to honor Saturn, the god of agriculture, and the holiday Juvenalia was held on December 25 for the infant god, Mithra (this was the most sacred holiday for some Romans at the time) Pope Julius I selected December 25 as the day even though it should have been Jan 6th, we know Jesus wasn't born in winter but if the months were not messed up like they are now, Jan could have been in the spring.
31New Years Eve - The ball was first dropped in 1908 in NYC.