IT HAPPENED AT CHRISTMAS
(American history events which occurred in December)
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Read my introduction below, then
my annotated 17-page timeline as a PDF document.
A Note from Beverly:
When I was a child, I would say to my parents and grandparents, "Tell me
about Christmas when you were little." In recent years as I have worked on
family genealogy, I have tried to imagine the daily lives of my ancestors. My
interest in history grew because I was curious to know how events in history
affected my family. I invite you to join me as we page through December's
calendars for events in American history about which we can say, "It
Happened at Christmas!"
of one's religious beliefs and practices, Americans have always found that with
all its traditions and trimmings, Christmas dominates the month of December.
Business, industry, local and national government -- all operate just a little
differently amid the feelings and festivities associated with the holiday. One
frequently hears the comment, "I'll get back to that, after
Christmas." But with both the minutia of daily life and the monumental
events of world affairs, life goes on. Each December we can expect to encounter
events that will leave a mark on our lives. And may we as
Americans grow in appreciation of our very rich heritage.
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