Archive for December 19th, 2008

2008 Video Advent Calendar: December 19th

Friday, December 19th, 2008

A Holiday Video Countdown to Christmas – Day 19

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

December 19, 2008: 06 Days Till Christmas

You can check out a new holiday video each day right here or check out our Advent Calendar each day.

link: Advent Calendar on the Net

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

Friday, December 19th, 2008

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

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