“I heard a bird sing in the dark of December. A magical thing. And sweet to remember. We are nearer to Spring than we were in September. I heard a bird sing in the dark of December.” – Oliver Herford
December is National Giving Month.
December 2nd, 1877, Louis-Paul Cailletet became the first to liquify oxygen. He went on to liquify nitrogen, hydrogen, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, and acetylene.
December 18th, 1839, John William Draper took a daguerreotype of the moon, the first celestial photograph made in the US.
Flower of the Month: Narcissus.
Zodiac Signs: Sagittarius, Capricorn.
Also in December
DEC 7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
DEC 10 Hanukkah Starts
DEC 18 Hanukkah Ends
DEC 21 Winter Solstice
DEC 25 Christmas Day
DEC 31 New Year’s Eve
Thank you for a wonderful year. I look forward to the next!