December Events

Name the famous events that occurred on each day in December
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Day
Year
Hint
Event
December 1st
1929
Edwin Lowe invents this game
Bingo
December 2nd
1409
This famous university opens
University of Leipzig
December 3rd
1976
There is an assassination attempt on this person in Jamaica
Bob Marley
December 4th
1816
This U.S President is elected
James Madison
December 5th
1492
This country was discovered by Christopher Columbus
Haiti
December 6th
1865
This is abolished in the United States
Slavery
December 7th
1941
This attack in WWll killed nearly 3000 Americans
Pearl Harbor
December 8th
1886
This Mexican Artist is born
Diego Rivera
December 9th
1883
This province adopts eastern standard time
New Brunswick
December 10th
1830
This famous Poet was born in Amherst Massachusetts
Emily Dickenson
December 11th
1913
This painting was recovered after being missing for 2 years
Mona Lisa
December 12th
1800
This city was established as U.S capital
Washington DC
December 13th
1991
This war was formally ended
Korean War
December 14th
1911
Roald Amundsen is the first person to reach here
South Pole
December 15th
1995
This new currency was announced
Euro
December 16th
1770
This composer was born
Ludwig Van Beethoven
December 17th
1903
This new form of transportation was invented
Airplane
December 18th
1956
This country was admitted to the UN
Japan
December 19th
1732
This person published Poor Richards Almanac for the first time
Benjamin Franklin
December 20th
1860
This became the first state to secede from the union
South Carolina
December 21st
1846
This is first used in a British Operation
Anesthesia
December 22nd
1858
This Italian Composer is born
Giacomo Puccini
December 23rd
1888
This artist famously cut off his ear
Vincent Van Gogh
December 24th
1814
The Treaty of Ghent was signed, ending this war
War of 1812
December 25th
1066
This person was crowned king of England
William the Conquerer
December 26th
2004
This event killed 230,000 people
Boxing Day Tsunami
December 27th
1949
This country gained sovereignty from the Dutch
Indonesia
December 28th
1856
This U.S president was born
Woodrow Wilson
December 29th
1813
This city was burned by the British in the War of 1812
Buffalo
December 30th
1922
This country was established
Soviet Union
December 31st
1879
This invention was publicly demonstrated in Menlo Park
Lightbulb
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