31 Designs Featuring December History

December 3, 2012

The month of December has certainly witnessed its share of historical events; I’ve listed 31 of them below along with amazing designs that commemorate them.

1.  Rosa Parks by Jordan Kerfeld

On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to sit in the back of the bus with a stand that helped promote the Civil Rights movement.

Rosa Parks by ~kerfeld on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-03_12-59-37


2.  Napoleon by RadoJavor

Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned Emperor of France on Dec. 2, 1804.

Napoleon by RadoJavor on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-03_13-03-43


3.  WrestleMania VII by JoeJusko

On Dec. 3, 1991, Hulk Hogan defeated the Undertaker at WrestleMania VII. Whatcha gonna do, brother?

Wrestlemania VII by JoeJusko on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-03_13-08-05


4.  Operation Desert Storm by PENICKart

On Dec. 4, 1990, gas prices rose to $1.60 per gallon, caused by economic factors due to the first Gulf War. Motorists were unhappy, in stark contrast to how we’d feel about that price today.

Operation Desert Storm by PENICKart on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-03_13-16-12


5.  Mozart by matteobertelli

Famous composer Mozert died on Dec. 5, 1791, at the age of 35 – poor and broken.

Mozart by ~matteobertelli on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-03_13-18-55


6.  Thomas Ediphan by Sodano

On Dec. 6, 1877, Thomas Edison made the first sound recording.

Thomas Ediphant by Sodano on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-03_13-39-25


7.  Pearl Harbor on Sunday by TorrikAbe

On Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbor on Sun day by ~torrikabe on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-03_13-53-31


8.  John Lennon by Cynthia-Blair

John Lennon was murdered on Dec. 8, 1980, just outside the hotel he was staying at.

John Lennon by Cynthia-Blair on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-03_13-55-29


9.  Charlie Brown and Snoopy by dyemooch

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” first aired on Dec. 9, 1965.

Charlie Brown and Snoopy stuff by dyemooch on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-03_14-19-17


10.  Elvis Aaron Presley by gabrio76

On Dec. 11, 1961, Elvis Presley’s “Blue Hawaii” began a 20-week stint at No. 1 on the Billboard charts.

Elvis Aaron Presley by ~gabrio76 on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-03_14-35-35


11.  Wayne Gretzky by ratroze

The Great One became the fastest NHL player to score 50 goals on Dec. 12, 1981.

Wayne Gretzky by ~ratroze on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-04_06-49-05


12.  A Christmas Carol by drakxxx

Charles Dickens published “A Christmas Carol” on Dec. 13, 1843.

A Christmas Carol by ~drakxxx on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-04_06-52-14


13.  James Dean Pop Text by lotharioart

On Dec. 13, 1950, James Dean launched his career by starring in a Pepsi commercial.

James Dean Pop Text by ~lotharioart on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-04_06-56-28


14.  Sandy Koufax by thatsmymop

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Sandy Koufax on Dec. 14, 1953.

Sandy Koufax by ~thatsmymop on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-04_07-21-22


15.  OK Congress, You’re Next! by posterchild

On Dec. 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights was ratified.

OK Congress, You're Next! by ~poasterchild on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-04_07-25-26


16.  Albert Einstein by The Kangrejoman

Einstein published the Theory of Relativity on Dec. 16, 1915, which still boggles minds nearly a century later.

Albert Einstein by ~TheKangrejoman on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-04_07-31-16


17.  UFO by Dye-Evolve

On December 17, 1969, the Air Force officially ended Project Blue Book, which was an effort to find hard evidence of alien encounters.

Ufo by ~Dye-Evolve on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-04_09-28-16


18.  Mother Goose by Tim Shumate

Thomas Fleet published “Mother Gooses’s Melodies for Children” on December 18, 1719.

Mother Goose by ~telegrafixs on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-04_09-32-14


19.  Hitler by c-p3t3r50n

On December 19, 1941, Hitler took complete command of the German Army.

Hitler by ~c-p3t3r50n on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-04_10-03-05


20.  The Lionhearted by InfernalFinn

On Dec. 20, 1192, Richard the Lionhearted was captured in Vienna. Yes, this is the same Richard you rooted for in Robin Hood.

The Lionhearted by ~InfernalFinn on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-04_10-10-05


21.  John Wayne Gacy Jr. by angelmarthy

Serial killer John Wayne Gacy was apprehended by police on Dec. 21, 1978.

John Wayne Gacy Jr by ~angelmarthy on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-04_10-13-24


22.  The Chipmunks by theCHAMBA

“The Chipmunk Song” hit No. 1 on the charts on Dec. 22, 1958.

tha Chipmunks by =theCHAMBA on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-04_10-16-28


23.  Squeaky Fromme by LynetteFrommeFanatic

Charles Manson follower and would-be President Gerald Ford assassin Squeaky Fromme escaped from prison on Dec. 23, 1987. She was captured two days later.

Squeaky Fromme by ~LynetteFrommeFanatic on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-04_10-21-11


24.  Model T by AdamPate

On Christmas Eve, 1893, Henry Ford completed his first usable gas motor.

Model T by ~AdamPate on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-04_10-25-26


25.  The Birth of Jesus by WillowWaves

Jesus was born on Dec. 25; at least, that’s the day we celebrate  his birth, and have been since at least the year 352.

The Birth of Jesus 5 by ~WillowWaves on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-04_10-28-43


26.  Jimmy  Page, Led Zeppelin by Cynthia-Blair

On Dec. 26, 1968, Led Zeppelin had its concert debut in Boston.

Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin by Cynthia-Blair on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-04_10-31-40


27.  Charles Darwin by beavotron

Charles Darwin left for South America on Dec. 27, 1831, aboard the HMS Beagle. It was during this trip he would gather evidence for his theory of evolution.

Charles Darwin by ~beavotron on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-04_10-34-39


28.  Bubble Gum Girl by PonFuusen

Bubble gum was patented by William Finley Semple on Dec. 28, 1869.

Bubble Gum Girl by PonFuusen on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-04_10-38-31


29.  The Bridge of London is Falling Down by FVSJ

Germany began its bombing blitz of London on Dec. 29, 1940.

The bidge of london is falling down... by ~FVSJ on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-04_10-46-04


30.  Comet by bloknayrb

The first photograph of a comet in space was captured on Dec. 30, 1973.

Comet by =bloknayrb on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-04_10-50-55


31.  Happy New Year by eltinidordediyablo

On Dec. 31, 1907, the first New Year’s Eve ball was dropped in Times Square, New York.

Happy New Year by ~eltinidordediyablo on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-04_10-54-20

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