Yonkers Public Schools News 2021-2022


    December is…

    National Human Rights Month


    World AIDS Day 12/1 is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of prevention, care & treatment of HIV & AIDS & mourning those that have passed


    LL Col. Charity Adams Earley was the commander of the first and African American woman unit in the Army during WW II 12/5


    Dr. Gladys Mae West is an African American mathematician known for her contributions toward the mathematical modeling of the earth’s shape. Her work is included in the GPS system we use daily  12/6


    National Cookie Day 12/4


    National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (Dec. 7, 1941)


    Grace Hopper was a pioneer in computer science & a U.S. Navy admiral. She helped create COBOL, one of the most widely used computer languages. From universities across the world, she was awarded 40 honorary degrees during her life  12/9

    Dewey Decimal System Day 12/10


    Human Rights Day 12/10


    Annie Jump Cannon was an American astronomer known for her work with stars. Along with a colleague, she is credited with refining the first system of organizing and classifying stars based on their light patterns &  temperatures  12/11


    Katherine Sui Fun Cheung, a Chinese immigrant, became the first licensed Asian American female licensed to fly internationally. She was recognized by the Smithsonian Museum as the “First Asian American Aviatrix”  12/12


    Chanukah 12/18  -12/26


    Bill of Rights Day 12/15


    Wright Brothers Day 12/17


    Ralph William Braun is an inventor who was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy and at the age of 22, he built his first motoraized wheelchair. He was also the CEO/founder of the Braun Corp.   12/18


    National Twin Day 12/18


    National Ugly Sweater Day 12/16


    Winter Solstice 12/21


    Christmas 12/25


    Boxing Day 12/26


    Kwanzaa 12/26 – 1/1


    Nichelle Nichols is a Black American actrss who played Lieutenant Uhura in Star Trek. She was later a NASA recruiter, who inspired people of color to pursue careers in science   12/28


    Allen Ono was the first Asian & Japanese American lieutenant general in the U.S. Army   12/32


    New Year’s Eve 12/31







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