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As we start December it is appropriate to start with some of Santa’s reindeer! As we approach the weekend the weather is to turn much colder with more normal frosts for this time of year.
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On This Day
On December 1st 1913 the Ford Motor Company begins the worlds first moving assembly line for the Model T Ford
On December 1st 2019 the first patient with Covid 19 was detected in Wuhan, China. In a few short months the world would grind to a halt by the spread of the virus
On December 1st 2021 Tel Aviv was named the world’s most expensive city for the first time ahead of Singapore and Paris. Damascus was named as the cheapest
Neven Maguire (Celebrity Chef) is 48
Gilbert O’Sullivan (Singer) is 76
Bette Midler (Actress and Singer) is 77
Woody Allen (Film Maker) is 87
Pat Spillane (Former Kerry Footballer) is 67
Saint For Today
The Saint for December 1st is Saint Eligius. He was a noted goldsmith and metal worker. He was loved greatly in France. He is the patron saint of goldsmiths, ironworkers, blacksmiths and mechanics.
Significance Of Today
Today is World AIDS Day. Aids was discovered in the 1980’s. The revelation of this disease and the virus behind it created a lot of fear. For many people who had Aids it was a terribly lonely life and you were almost shunned by society. While Aids is certainly still out in the world today, the horror stories that were told of how it works and how it was transmitted have largely been mitigated. World AIDS Day works to ensure that those who suffer from AIDS can live in a safer, more understanding world and help further research to eliminate this life-altering virus that can turn into a deadly disease.
Interesting Quote For Today
“It isn’t where you came from. It’s where you’re going that counts.” ~Ella Fitzgerald
Did You Know
Did you know that there are more people living in California than Canada despite the fact that Canada is more than 2000 percent larger in size than California