Brush up on your December history trivia ahead of the holiday game playing!
December 2, 1823, President James Monroe introduced his “Monroe Doctrine” during his annual message to Congress.
December 2, 1982, Dr. William De Vries implanted the first permanent artificial heart in 61-year-old Barney C. Clark at the University Of Utah Medical Center.
December 5, 1955, the Montgomery Alabama bus boycott began in response to the arrest of Rosa Parks.
On December 7, 1941, The U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was attacked by the Japanese.
December 13, 1862, General Burnside issued orders that started the Battle of Fredericksburg; 17,962 Americans died. “It is well that war is so terrible. We should grow too fond of it,” stated Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
December 15, 1791, The Bill of Rights (the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution) became effective following ratification by Virginia.
December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright achieved the first powered, controlled airplane flight near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
December 25th – Christmas Day, commemorating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Although the exact date of his birth is not known, it has been celebrated on December 25th since 336 A.D.
Enjoy our December History and have a very happy holiday season.