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December Movie Releases

December 2022 Film Releases December 2, 2022 Releases Women Talking Drama Starring: Jessie Buckley, Rooney Mara, Ben Whishaw, Claire Foy United Artists Releasing (Limited Release) Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies Drama Starring: Sally Field, Jim Parsons, Bill Irwin, Tara Summers Focus Features (Limited Release, wide release December 16) Violent Night Action Comedy Crime Horror Thriller… Read More

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December 31 in Pop Culture History

December 31 in Pop Culture History 1600 – The British East India Company was chartered. It was the first global mega-corporation. 1805 – The ‘Calendar of Reason’ had been introduced in France on November 24, 1793. It was abandoned, and the Gregorian calendar, which we still use today, replaced it. 1831 – Gramercy Park was […]

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December 30 in Pop Culture History

December 30 in Pop Culture History Only two Atlantic storms/hurricanes were ever observed to span two calendar years: Alice (Dec 30, 1954 – Jan 6, 1955) and, exactly 51 years later, Zeta (Dec 30, 2005 – Jan 7, 2006) 1903 – Iroquois Theatre Fire, Chicago, Illinois – over 600 people were killed. 1916 – Grigory […]

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December 29 in Pop Culture History

December 29 in Pop Culture History 1170 – Archbishop Thomas Becket was assassinated in Canterbury Cathedral by four knights, under orders from King Henry II of England. 1851 – The first American YMCA (Young Men’s Christian association) opened in Boston, Massachusetts. 1890 – The US Cavalry killed 146 Sioux at Wounded Knee on the Pine […]

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Stan Lee Born December 28th 1922

Stan Lee (Stanley Lieber, December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018) .  As a boy Mr. Lee loved to read to quote him, “It would be easier to say what I didn’t read.”  He enjoyed The Tarzan Stories, Jules Verne, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Sherlock Holmes, Edgar Allan Poe and H.G. Welles.  His original career […]

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December 28 in Pop Culture History

December 28 in Pop Culture History 1065 – Westminster Abbey was consecrated. 1869 – The Knights of Labor, a labor union of tailors in Philadelphia, PA, held the first Labor Day. 1895 – Louis and Auguste Lumiere screened a series of short scenes from everyday French life (and charged admission for the viewing) at the […]

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Peter Pan Opens December 27, 1904

(PCM)Peter Pan Or The Boy Who Wouldn’t grow up opened on December 27, 1904 at the Duke of York Theater in London England. Peter Pan was written by the playwright/novelist James M. Barrie.  Barrie had been influenced to write the play after developing a friendship with the boys of Sylvia Llewelyn Davies.  He would make […]

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December 27 in Pop Culture History

December 27 in Pop Culture History 1831 – Charles Darwin set sail in the HMS Beagle, beginning his journey discovering evolution. 1895 – “Stag” Lee Sheldon killed his friend Billy Lyons over a drunken political argument. Various versions of the encounter have been sung about “Stagger Lee.” 1904 – Peter Pan the Boy Who Wouldn’t […]

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December 26 is Boxing Day

Boxing Day is a traditional holiday in a few countries around the world, but its main celebration and place of origin is The United Kingdom or England. Boxing Day is a public Holiday in England and its history can be traced back as far as 800 years ago.  There are two parts of Boxing Day; […]

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December 26 in Pop Culture History

December 26 in Pop Culture History 1610 – Countess Elizabeth Bathory had tortured and killed possibly hundreds young girls for over a dozen years. She believed eating flash and bathing in their blood would keep her youthful. 1865 – James H. Mason of Franklin, Mass., was issued a patent (# 51,741) for a coffee percolator. […]

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December 25 in Pop Culture History

December 25 in Pop Culture History 0 (possibly 4 or 6 BC) – Jesus was born. 350 – Pope Julius I, bishop of Rome, proclaimed December 25 the official celebration date for the birthday of Christ. 800 – Charlemagne was coronated as Holy Roman Emperor, in Rome. 1066 – William the Conqueror, the Duke of […]

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Christmas Trivia and The Reason For The Season

Christmas Trivia and The Reason For The Season (PCM) The word Christmas originated as a compound word, meaning “Christ’s Mass”. It is derived from the Middle English Christemasse and Old English Cristes mæsse, a phrase first recorded in 1038. “Cristes” is from Greek Christos and “mæsse” is from Latin missa (the holy mass). While it […]

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December 24 in Pop Culture History

December 24 in Pop Culture History 1801 – Richard Trevithick publicly displayed his “Puffing Devil,” or “Puffer,” the first steam-powered passenger vehicle. The steam engine was a prototype of steam powered trains. 1814 – The War of 1812 ended between the British Empire and the United States. 1818 – Silent Night (music: Franz Xaver Gruber, […]

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December 23 in Pop Culture History

December 23 in Pop Culture History 1823 – A Visit From St. Nicholas, also known as The Night Before Christmas, was published. Clement Clarke Moore acknowledged authorship in 1837. 1888 – Suffering from severe depression, Vincent Van Gogh cut off the lower part of his left ear with a razor in Arles, France. 1913 – […]

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December 22 in Pop Culture History

December 22 in Pop Culture History 856 (Earthquake) Damghan, Iran 1666 – The French Academy of Sciences was founded. 1808 – Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony (Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67) premiered. It is one of the most well known pieces of music of all time. 1882 – The first string of […]

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Happy Winter Solstice!

  (PCM) The Winter Solstice falls on or around December 21st. On this day in the Northern Hemisphere, the earth is tilted away from the sun as far as it can get. As the shortest day of the year and the absolute height of winter (astronomically speaking), the Solstice was an important ritual day in […]

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December 21 in Pop Culture History

December 21 in Pop Culture History 1620 – William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims landed on (what is now known as Plymouth Rock) in Plymouth, Massachusetts. 1913 – Arthur Wynne published his “word-cross”, the first crossword puzzle, in the New York World. 1937 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Walt Disney’s first full-length (83 […]

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December 20 in Pop Culture History

December 20 in Pop Culture History 1803 – Although officially signed in April 1803, the French flag came down and the United States’ flag rose in New Orleans, completing the Louisiana Purchase. 1880 – New York’s Broadway was first lighted by electricity, built by Charles F. Brush, and became known as the “Great White Way.” […]

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December 19 in Pop Culture History

December 19 in Pop Culture History 1732 – Benjamin Franklin published the first edition of Poor Richard’s Almanac, in Philadelphia. 1843 – Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol was published. 1871 – Samuel Clemens received a patent (# 121,992) for “An Improvement in Adjustable and Detachable Garment Straps”, a type of cumberbun/belt. 1903 – The Williamsburg […]

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December 18 in Pop Culture History

December 18 in Pop Culture History 1620 – The British ship Mayflower docked at modern-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, and its passengers prepared to begin their new settlement, Plymouth Colony. Passenger William Bradford became the first governor of the colony. 1787 – New Jersey became the 3rd state. 1839 – John William Draper took a daguerreotype of […]

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December 17 in Pop Culture History

December 17 in Pop Culture History 497 BC – The first Saturnalia festival was celebrated in ancient Rome. 1538 – Pope Paul III excommunicated England’s Henry VIII. 1790 – The Aztec Stone (‘Sun Stone’) was excavated in the Zócalo, the main square of Mexico City. It is about 12 feet across and weighs about 24 […]

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December 16 in Pop Culture History

December 16 in Pop Culture History 1707 (Eruption) The last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan. 1773 – The Boston Tea Party. Massachusetts colonists, ‘the Sons of Liberty,’ disguised as Mohawk Indians board three British tea ships and dump 342 chests of tea into Boston harbor. 1811 (Earthquake) An 8.6 magnitude earthquake hit the […]

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The Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights Congress of the United States begun and held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine. THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction […]

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December 15 in Pop Culture History

December 15 in Pop Culture History 1827 – The city of Boston, Massachusetts, the School Committee voted to require, effective March 1 1828, that public school students show that they had been vaccinated against smallpox prior to school entrance. Certificates to the board of health were to be issued where necessary for free vaccination. This […]

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