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Dec 1

World Aids Day


Dec 1

Rosa Park Refuses to Give Up Her Seat on a Bus


Dec 3

International Day of Persons with Disabilities


Dec 3

Launch of the abolitionist paper The North Star


Dec 5

Anniversary of the Manzanar Uprising


Dec 5

Launch of the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955


Dec 7

Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor


Dec 10

International Animal Rights Day


Dec 10

International Human Rights Day


Dec 10

Tawakkoi Karman awarded the Nobel Peace Prize


Dec 10

Birth of Grace Thorpe, Native American activist


Dec 12

Birth of Brandon Teena


Dec 12

Joseph H. Rainey becomes first U.S. Representative in 1870


Dec 14

Anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shooting


Dec 14

Dec 15

The Bill of Rights ratified in 1791


Dec 15

NIH ends experiments on chimpanzees (2015)


Dec 17

Dec 17

Anniversary of General Order #11 by Ulysses S. Grant


Dec 18

Anniversary of the Christmas Bombings of Vietnam


Dec 18

First day of Hanukkah


Dec 18

International Migrants Day



Dec 20

Montgomery Bus Boycott Prevailed (1956)


Dec 21

Winter Solstice


Dec 24

Anniversary of the McCarran-Walter Act


Dec 25

Christmas Holiday


Dec 25

Murder of Harry and Harriette Moore (1951)


Dec 26

First Day of Kwanzaa



Dec 28

Anniversary of the Skeleton Cave Massacre (1872)


Dec 28

Anniversary of the New York City Rent Strike (1907)


Dec 31

New Year's Eve