DID YOU KNOW there is free stuff on Amazon!?

December 22nd is...

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, December 22, 2011 | 0 comments
Rate this post:

DecemberFirst Christmas lights
- The American custom of using electric lights began in 1882 when Edward Johnson an associate of Thomas Edison, hand-wired 80 red, white and blue bulbs and wound them around a rotating evergreen tree.

National Date Nut Bread Day
- honors date nut bread with it's delicious flavors that are perfect for the fall season - Date nut bread is perfect spread with butter and toasted. Serve it for breakfast with a nice hot cup of coffee and your off to a good start celebrating date nut bread day. Or add a drizzle of icing and serve it as a dessert.

First Day of Winter
- In the United States and the rest of the northern hemisphere, the first day of the winter season is the day of the year when the Sun is farthest south (on December 21st or 22nd). This day is known as the Winter Solstice.

California Kiwifruit Day
- Not only does today mark the first day of winter, but it is also California Kiwifruit Day and the official start of the California kiwifruit season - a timely arrival for those looking to increase their vitamin C consumption to stave off winter colds.

Thermometer Was Invented
- The first thermometers were called thermoscopes and while several inventors invented a version of the thermoscope at the same time, Italian inventor Santorio Santorio was the first inventor to put a numerical scale on the instrument. Galileo Galilei invented a rudimentary water thermometer in 1593 which, for the first time, allowed temperature variations to be measured. In 1714, Gabriel Fahrenheit invented the first mercury thermometer, the modern thermometer.

First Gorilla Born in Captivity
- “Colo” was born at the Columbus, OH, zoo in 1956, weighing in at 3¼ pounds, the first gorilla born in captivity.

© Frugal-Freebies.com

- This was updated by Catherine on December 22, 2011 -

While you are waiting for your freebies to arrive, take advantage of the online freebies, downloadable freebies, printable freebies, the printable coupons for local free offers, and local offers that you can pick up.
Click for more quick freebie tips

Enjoying all the freebies? Want to keep up with the latest free stuff, deals, coupons, and other ways to save money? Subscribe to Frugal Freebies' email updates or RSS Feed! - it's free!

Check us out on Twitter and join in the conversation of even more great freebies, deals and coupons on our Frugal Freebies fan page on Facebook.

Category: , , ,


About Catherine: I have been writing frugal tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three sons, who are all grown up, grandma to three - and happily re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and a cat, Bella.

Questions? Email me at catherine (at) frugal-freebies.com or post to my Facebook Fan Page!

NOTE: This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy.

Please Note: I make every effort to check the validity of all outgoing links at the time of posting, but I am not responsible for any content outside of this website. Please browse carefully. I have provided these links to other websites for your convenience only; I am not responsible for the availability of these other websites nor the freebies/coupons/information they offer.

Share on TwitterBecome a Facebook FanSubscribeAdd to your favorites


Frugal Freebies encourages positive comments and suggestions that are helpful to other blog readers. Help keep this a fun place to visit and help all of us save money and get more frugal idea, craft fun, freebies, coupons and great giveaways!

Popular Posts

Google+ Profile: +Catherine McDiarmid-Watt ~*~ Find Frugal-Freebies on Google+