10 Random December Facts

10 Random December Facts

1.   Birthstones for the calendar month of December are turquoise, blue topaz, tanzanite, zircon, lapis, onyx, ruby, and chrysoprase.

2.  December’s birth flower is the Paper White Narcissus. The narcissus, symbolizes self esteem.

3.  New England observe December 21 as Forefathers Day in honor of the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth on Dec. 21, 1620.

4.  The first 10 amendments to the Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, ratified, December 15, 1791.

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5.  In the Northern Hemisphere, most birds have gone to warmer climates. But many animals are active.

6.  People in several European countries celebrate December 6 as the Feast of Saint Nicholas.

7.  Orville Wright made the first heavier-than-air flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C., December 17, 1903.

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8.  Amendment 13 to the U.S. Constitution, ending slavery, proclaimed, December 18, 1865.

9.  You would receive a total of 364 presents if you were to receive every gift listed on the “The Twelve Days of Christmas” song.

10.  In the United States alone, Visa cards are used an average of 5,500 a minute during the holiday season.

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