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2023 day arrangement

December 1: World AIDS Day; Great Union Day in Romania (1918)

Francis Walsingham
Francis Walsingham
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December 2

The Battle of Austerlitz, 2nd December 1805 by François Gérard
The Battle of Austerlitz, 2nd December 1805 by François Gérard
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December 3

Freda Du Faur
Freda Du Faur
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December 4: Navy Day in India

Ram Mohan Roy
Ram Mohan Roy
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December 5: Krampusnacht in parts of Central Europe

Henry Knox's noble train of artillery
Henry Knox's noble train of artillery
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December 6: Saint Nicholas Day (Western Christianity); Independence Day in Finland (1917)

Aerial view of Camp X
Aerial view of Camp X
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December 7: Feast day of Saint Ambrose (Christianity); National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in the United States (1941)

Artist's impression of the Galileo spacecraft
Artist's impression of the Galileo spacecraft
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December 8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Roman Rite Catholicism); Rōhatsu in Japan

Pope Pius IX
Pope Pius IX
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December 9: International Anti-Corruption Day

The surrender of Jerusalem
The surrender of Jerusalem
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December 10: Human Rights Day around the world; Nobel Banquet in Stockholm, Sweden

Brown Dog memorial
Brown Dog memorial
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December 11:

Parliament House on fire
Parliament House on fire
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December 12: Beginning of the Yule Lads' arrival in Iceland

Oaks Colliery explosion
Oaks Colliery explosion
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December 13: Nanjing Massacre Memorial Day in China (1937)

Wojciech Jaruzelski
Wojciech Jaruzelski
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December 14: Martyred Intellectuals Day in Bangladesh (1971); Monkey Day

Emperor Wenzong of Tang
Emperor Wenzong of Tang
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December 15

The Battle of Baia
The Battle of Baia
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December 16: Day of Reconciliation in South Africa

First movement of Dvořák's
New World Symphony
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December 17

Demonstrators in the Darwin rebellion
Demonstrators in the Darwin rebellion
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December 18: National Day in Qatar (1878)

Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat
Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat
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December 19: First day of Hanukkah (Judaism, 2022)

Andrei Karlov
Andrei Karlov
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December 20

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December 21: December solstice (21:48 UTC, 2022); Yule begins

The Rochdale Pioneers' first store
The Rochdale Pioneers' first store
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December 22

Richard Reid's shoe bomb
Richard Reid's shoe bomb
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December 23: Night of the Radishes in Oaxaca City, Mexico; Festivus

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December 24

Earthrise as seen by the crew of Apollo 8
Earthrise as seen by the crew of Apollo 8
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December 25: Christmas (Western Christianity; Gregorian calendar); Quaid-e-Azam Day in Pakistan

Baldwin I of Jerusalem
Baldwin I of Jerusalem
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December 26: Boxing Day in the Commonwealth; Kwanzaa begins (African diaspora in the Americas)

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December 27

Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia
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December 28

Norman Atlantic
Norman Atlantic
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December 29

Capture of HMS Java by USS Constitution
Capture of HMS Java by USS Constitution
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December 30: Laba Festival in China (2022), Rizal Day in the Philippines (1896)

Richard of York
Richard of York
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December 31: Saint Sylvester's Day (Western Christianity)

Tornado near Fort Leonard Wood
Tornado near Fort Leonard Wood
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