December 1, 1885: The soft drink Dr. Pepper first introduced.
December 8, 1826: Happy birthday John Brown, faithful servant of Queen Victoria! After his death in 1883 the queen had a monument to him erected near Balmoral bearing the following description:
December 14th—21st, 1887: Madison Square Garden in New York holds a show for poultry and household pets.
December 21st: Happy birthday, Benjamin Disraeli! Born 1804. An Encyclopedia Britannica article about one of Victorian Britain's most important prime ministers:
December 28, 1862: Happy birthday, Edmond Meany, distinguished UW history professor and mountaineer!
December 21st, 2018: Winter Solstice