Cascade Title's Manager Message
It is hard to believe we are now in the last month of the year. Black Friday is behind us and Christmas will be here in the blink of an eye! Time to get ready for family, presents and maybe just a little bit of snow falling on Christmas day with a cup of hot chocolate! I do keep in my heart the real reason for Christmas and my best memories are attending midnight mass with my parents, listening to the beautiful choir music, and a fun breakfast before we were tucked in to dream of Santa arriving! I hope this season blesses each and every one with the love of Christ and the warm touch of memories. Everyone has heard of the 12 days of Christmas, but how about the 24 days before Christmas? Instead of doing an article about business, I thought I might put together have some interesting facts about history to help hurry the days up to St Nick's arrival. Enjoy, and from my family to yours, a very Merry Christmas and here's to a Happy and prosperous New Year!
December 1st: Who was the first American to win the Nobel Peace Prize way back in 1906?
December 2nd: The Thirteenth Amendment was adopted in 1865. What did this Amendment prohibit?
December 3rd: Which state was admitted to the Union in 1818?
December 4th: What products did Queen Victoria prohibit being exported to America in 1861 during the Civil War?
December 5th: What famous composer died at the age of 35 in 1791?
December 6th: Who was sworn in as Vice President following the resignation of Spiro Agnew in 1973?
December 7th: Which nation's warplanes attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor in 1941?
December 8th: John Winston Yoko Lennon was shot and killed in what year on this date?
December 9th: Which state did Noah Webster established its first newspaper in 1793?
December 10th: The first college basketball game was held in what year?
December 11th: Which state was admitted to the Union in 1816?
December 12th: What year did the first motel, The Motel Inn located in San Obispo, California open?
December 13th: In what year was the first bank in the United States, The Provident Institution for Savings, in Boston organized?
December 14th: In what city did George Washington die in 1799?
December 15th: In what year did the movie "Gone with the Wind" premier?
December 16th: "Variety" magazine was first printed in what year?
December 17th: Which country recognized our independence in 1777?
December 18th: Which country was allowed to join the United Nations in 1956?
December 19th: Which famous American published "Poor Richards Almanac" in 1732?
December 20th: In what year did the famous Louisiana Purchase take place?
December 21st: The voting age was constitutionally reduced to this in 1969.
December 22nd: In what year did the very first Corvette roll off the production line?
December 23rd: What year was "A Visit From St. Nicholas" (The Night Before Christmas) by Clement C. Moore published in New York?
December 24th: Which inventor completed his first gasoline engine in 1894?
Bonus question! December 25th: In what year was the first recorded Christmas celebrated and where?
I know these were pretty tough questions, but my main focus was to teach some historical facts about this month. I hope you have learned new things and had fun at the same time. Here are the answers.
December 1st: Theodore Roosevelt
December 2nd: Slavery
December 3rd: Illinois
December 4th: Military goods
December 5th: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
December 6th: Gerald Ford
December 7th: Japan
December 8th: 1980
December 9th: New York
December 10th: 1896
December 11th: Indiana
December 12th: 1925
December 13th: 1816
December 14th: Mount Vernon
December 15th: 1939
December 16th: 1905
December 17th: France
December 18th: Japan
December 19th: Benjamin Franklin
December 20th: 1803
December 21st: 18
December 22nd: 1952
December 23rd: 1823
December 24th: Henry Ford
December 25th: A.D. 336; Rome