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St. Nicholas
St. Nicholas Day
December 6
Pearl Harbor Day
Pearl Harbor Day December 7
December 8 is the birthday of Mexican painter and muralist, Diego Rivera
To learn more, click here.

December 10 is the birthday of Melville Dewey creator of the Dewey Decimal System
Try these Dewey Decimal System games to test your skill!

Santa Lucia Day
December 13
Roald Admunsen and his team reach the South Pole on December 14,1911.
Learn more about Admunsen and other explorers who attempted to reach Antarctica.
Bill of Rights

Bill of Rights Day
December 15

To learn more visit:
Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government
or watch this video from the
National Constitution Center

Boston Tea Party
December 16,1776
Learn more about this historic event.

Las Posadas
December 16-24

Colo, the first gorilla born in captivity, was born December 22, 1956.
Read about Colo

Learn more about gorillas

Christmas
December 25
Menorrah

Hanukkah (Channukah)
Begins December 25

Kwanza
December 26-January 1
leopard

Rudyard Kipling's Birthday
December 30
Read one of his "Just So Stories".

New Year's Eve
December 31
snowflake

Scholastic's "Celebrate Winter Holidays"

Author Birthdays in December

December 2 - David Macaulay
December 9 - Mary Downing Hahn
December 10 - Cornelia Funke
December 11 - William Joyce
December 19 - Eve Bunting
December 22 - Jerry Pinkney
December 22 - Jarret Krosoczka
December 23 - Avi
December 23 - Tanya Lee Stone
December 24 - Stephenie Meyer
December 25 - Patricia Munoz Ryan
December 29 - Richard Atwater
December 29 - Phil Bildner
December 30 - Mercer Mayer