Who doesn’t love monkeys? Monkey Day is December 14. The holiday provides an opportunity to celebrate simians, and focus on issues related to monkeys, such as animal rights, monkey habitats and evolution. Many people make donations to primate sanctuaries, or visit zoos, many of which hold events observing Monkey Day.
In honor of Monkey Day, here are several of our favorite monkey-related items that you can find in the DLG.
A photograph of a firefighter driving a vehicle with a pet monkey riding on his shoulder.
A photograph of an adult and a baby monkey taken at the Grant Park Zoo.
Newsfilm footage of a monkey being presented a medallion. The monkey probably traveled on a space mission.
Seventy-four years ago, on December 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the Pearl Harbor naval station on Oahu Island in Hawaii. More than 2,400 Americans, mostly non-combatants, were killed. The next day, the United States entered World War II by declaring war on Japan. On Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, all federal agencies and interested organizations are encouraged to fly the United States flag at half-staff in honor of those who died at Pearl Harbor.
The Digital Library of Georgia includes historic image, video, and oral history resources that feature first-hand information about the Pearl Harbor attack and the observation of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.