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This Day in History- December

December 01, 2021

The month of December is here! Let's take a look at the most memorable events of this month... 

December 1st, 1885: The soda Dr. Pepper is served for the first time in history.

December 2nd, 2005: Microsoft launches Xbox 360 in Europe.

December 3rd, 1775: The Navy Ship, Alfred, has the first official U.S. Flag raising in history.

December 4th, 1783, U.S. General George Washington says goodbye to his officers.

December 5th, 1996: At 18 years old, Jermaine O’Neal becomes the youngest ever NBA player.

December 6th, 1884: The Washington Monument in Washington D.C. is finally completed.

December 7th, 1787: Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

December 8th, 1980: John Lennon, one of the members of the Beatles, was killed in New York City.

December 9th, 1965: A Charlie Brown Christmas premieres on television for the first time.

December 10th, 1971: The longest recorded throw in football is thrown by Jim Hart for a record of 98 yards.

December 11th, 1981: Muhammad Ali is defeated by Trevor Berbick in his last ever boxing match.

December 12th, 1987: A new NBA record is set by Mookie Blaylock for his 13 steals in one singular game.

December 13th, 1769: Dartmouth College is founded.

December 14th, 1947: NASCAR is founded in Daytona Beach, Florida.

December 15th, 1939: Gone with the Wind premieres in Atlanta, Georgia.

December 16th, 1972: The Miami Dolphins become the first NFL team to go undefeated.

December 17th, 1843: Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol is published.

December 18th, 1932: The first NFL playoff game takes place.

December 19th, 1997: The movie Titanic is released in theaters.

December 20th, 1951: Nuclear power is used for the first time to light up four light bulbs.

December 21st, 1937: Snow White and the Seven Drawfs premieres for the first time.

December 22nd, 1937: The Lincoln Tunnel in New York City is opened to traffic for the first time.

December 23rd, 1986: The Voyager becomes the first aircraft to do a non-stop trip around the world.

December 24th, 1818: Silent Night, one of the most classic Christmas songs, is composed by Franz Xaver Gruber.

December 25th, 1939: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer appears for the first time in a book.

December 26th, 1933: FM radio is patented.

December 27th, 1932: Radio City Music Hall opens for the first time.

December 28th, 1945: The Pledge of Allegiance is officially recognized by the U.S. Congress.

December 29th, 1891: Thomas Edison patents the radio.

December 30th, 1953: The first color television set goes on sale.

December 31st, 1904: The first New Year’s Eve Celebration is held in Times Square.