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National Roof Over Your Head Day was created as a day to be thankful for what you have, starting with the roof over your head. There are many things that we have that we take for granted and do not stop to appreciate how fortunate we are for having them. 

All across our nation, there are many that do not have the things that necessary to everyday life. They may lack a roof over their heads, enough food to eat, or clothes to wear. For those who have those bare necessities, it may be insufficient. 

The day reminds us to appreciate what you have. This day follows closely after Thanksgiving, a day to be thankful. So just like Thanksgiving, be thankful for what you do have and always remember, that it is a better feeling than worrying about what you do not have.

HOW TO OBSERVE #RoofOverYourHeadDay

To celebrate, pick a name or two off of a Christmas Giving Tree and make someone’s holiday a little better. Volunteer at or make a contribution to a homeless shelter in your area. Your gift may help someone else be able to have a “roof over their head” tonight. Use #RoofOverYourHeadDay to post on social media.


National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of the thankful and charitable day. 

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December 3rd History


George Claude introduces his invention of the neon light at the Paris Motor Show. His background in chemistry gave him the knowledge to understand that with enough voltage, the neon would glow. Once captured in a glass tube, the possibilities for an electric display were endless.


Neil Papworth, an engineer for Vodaphone Telecommunications, sent the world’s first text message. He typed the message on his desktop computer and sent the message to a collogue’s Orbitel 901 cell phone. The message read, “Merry Christmas.”


Sony released the PlayStation gaming console and games in Japan. Nine months later, the system would be released in the United States.


California Love released by 2Pac. The hip hop song featured Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman and reached #1 on Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks.

Recipe of the Day

Peach Cobbler
Prep:  10 minutes
Cook:  40 minutes
Total Prep:  50 minutes
Serves 9

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5 peaches, peeled, cored, and sliced (about 4 cups)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt


6 Tablespoons melted butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
ground cinnamon


Preheat over to 350 degrees F.

Place melted butter in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish and set aside.

Cook sliced peaches, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Add milk until just combined.

Spoon mixture over the butter in the baking dish into an even layer.

Add peaches and juice.

Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Bake for 38-40 minutes.

Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

December 3rd Birthdays

Charles A. Pillsbury – 1842

The American manufacturer founded one of the world’s largest milling companies and was based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Ellen Swallow Richards – 1842

The first woman accepted to a school of science, Swallow pioneered the science of sanitary engineering and founded home economics.

Ozzy Osborne – 1948

Born John Michael Osbourne, the singer, songwriter rose to fame in the 1970s as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath.

Featured Month

National Car Donation Month - December


National Car Donation Month serves as a reminder that we can give in many ways to causes we care about without writing a check. Every year in the U.S., we donate 750,000 vehicles with the most donations occurring in December.

Each December, car dealerships, celebrities, and ordinary citizens…READ MORE.

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