December 14th is....

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December 14th is....
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Tue, 12-14-2010 - 9:21am

December 14th is...

December.jpgBuy a Christmas Tree Day
- Will you buy your tree from a local lot - or will you trek out to a tree farm and chop it down yourself? When do you put up your Christmas tree?

Nostradamus
- French physician, best remembered for his astrological predictions (written in rhymed quatrains), was born Michel de Notredame, at St. Rémy, Provence, France on December 14, 1503. Many believed that his book of prophecies actually foretold the future.

National Bouillabaisse Day
- celebrate by having a bouillabaisse dinner party! Gather the whole gang together for a simmering pot of bouillabaisse. Get the crusty bread ready and eat this meal the traditional way by sopping up the delicious broth with the crusty bread.

Alabama Entered Union
- On December 14, 1819 Alabama entered the union as the 22nd state.

First Miniature Golf Course Opened
- The earliest form of an 18-hole miniature golf course on record was at the Ladies Putting Club of St. Andrews in Scotland in 1867. Ladies were not allowed to swing golf clubs above their shoulders at the time, hence the creation of the 18-hole putting green called "The Himalayas," played with a putter on real grass. In 1916, miniature golf---then called "Garden Golf"---had found its way to the United States when James Barber's Thistle Dhu putting course opened in Pinehurst, N.C.

American Revolution Birthday
- The first military operation of the American Revolution took place at Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1774.

NASCAR Birthday
- The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is a family-owned and -operated business venture that sanctions and governs multiple auto racing sports events. It was founded by Bill France Sr. in 1947.

South Pole Discovered
- The elusive object of many expeditions dating from the 17th century, the South Pole was located and visited by Roald Amundsen with four companions and 52 sled dogs on December 14, 1911. All five men and 12 of the dogs returned to base camp safely.

Halcyon Days
- In the myth of Alcyone, Halcyon Days are the seven days in winter when storms never occur.

DNA Day
- The day celebrates the discovery and understanding of DNA and the scientific advances that understanding has made possible. A unique day when students, teachers and the public can learn more about genetics and genomics!

Monkey Day
- primarily celebrated with costume parties intended to help draw attention to issues related to simians, including medical research, animal rights, and evolution. The holiday also cuts across religious boundaries and provides opportunities to share monkey stories.

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-12-2007
Tue, 12-14-2010 - 12:14pm

I have an artificial tree and I tyipically put it up the day after Thanksgiving.

KRISTIE
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Community Leader
Registered: 08-25-2000
Tue, 12-14-2010 - 12:15pm

I put my artificial one last night!

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-12-2007
Tue, 12-14-2010 - 6:06pm
I don't miss that wind chill stuff at all!! We don't have much wind where I live. But I betting that you're not getting out with those big storms. I know I'd be staying home too!! We had our crazy weather around Thanksgiving. Big ice storm. Hope your weather improves soon!!
KRISTIE
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-06-2002
Tue, 12-14-2010 - 6:33pm

I also have an artificial tree which I put up about 1 December.

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Registered: 12-16-2003
Tue, 12-14-2010 - 10:54pm

We go out to a tree farm to cut down our tree, we did that the other weekend!

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Registered: 08-25-2000
Wed, 12-15-2010 - 8:21am

It's just awful as the snow drifts, you clean it, and the wind puts it back!

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Registered: 08-25-2000
Wed, 12-15-2010 - 8:22am

We have an artificial one as my hubby is allergic to pine.

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Wed, 12-15-2010 - 8:22am

We did that once with friends when we could have a real tree.