Monthly Archives: December 2012

Dec 27

Poor Richard’s Almanack




Benjamin Franklin (using the pseudonym Richard Saunders) began publishing Poor Richard’s Almanack on December 28, 1732. Poor Richard’s Almanack included a calendar, weather, agricultural predictions, charts of the moon’s phases, practical household hints, poems, proverbs, puzzles, and the occasional mathematical … Read More






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Dec 25

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year in Many Languages




+ XX XXX XXXX XXXXX XXXXXX “GOD JUL” “BUON ANNO” “FELIZ NATAL” “BOAS FESTAS” “JOYEUX NOEL” “FELIZ NAVIDAD” “VESELE VANOCE” “MERI KURISUMASU” “YA’AT’EEH KESHMISH” “VROLIJK KERSTFEEST” “KALA CHRISTOUGENA” “NOLLAIG SHONA DUIT” “CHÚC MUNG GIÁNG SINH” “GOD JUL OG GODT NYTÅR” … Read More






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Dec 24

The Apollo 8 Christmas Eve Broadcast




“Say something appropriate.” –NASA instructions for Apollo 8‘s Christmas Eve broadcast The date was December 24, 1968. Apollo 8 was the first spaceflight to reach the Moon’s orbit. On board were three astronauts: Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders. … Read More






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