Archive for December 19th, 2007

(Dec.19) Tonight we're observing. . .  Eid-Al-Adha

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007


Eid-Al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice – Islamic)
Commemorating Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son. It is also part of the Hajj (in which the faithful pilgrimage to Mecca).

Begins at sundown and continues for several days. Dates can vary depending on location and sighting of the moon.*

date resource: moonsighting.com

photo credit: M.Sharma via flickr

(Dec.19) Today we're celebrating . . .  Anniversary – 1st Christmas Greeting From Space

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Anniversary – 1st Christmas Greeting From Space

"…to all mankind America’s wish for peace on earth and good will toward men everywhere."

In 1958 the first Christmas greeting (a recording from President Dwight Eisenhower) was broadcast from space by a satellite launched a day earlier. 10 years later another Christmas greeting was broadcast from space by the astronauts of Apollo 8 as they circled the moon on Christmas Eve 1968.


Apollo 8’s historic broadcast from the moon on Christmas Eve 1968

2007 Video Advent Calendar: December 19th

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

A Holiday Video Countdown to Christmas

"Brian Orser skating to Believe from the Polar Express (sung by Josh Groban)"

December 19, 2007: 06 Days Till Christmas

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