1940 – Chicago Daily Tribune begins a series of articles on AA by Nall Hamilton.
1985 – Dave B, founder of Montreal Group, dies weeks before 50thanniversary. His story was added to the 4th Edition Big Book.
1939 – Bert the Tailor lends Works Publishing $1000.
1979 – Akron Beacon reports death of Henrietta Sieberling.
1949 – Sister Ignatia received Poverello Medal on behalf of A.A.
1975 –Birds of a Feather AA group for pilots is formed.
1934 – Bill admitted to Towns Hospital for the fourth and last time (fall ’33, ’34 in summer, midsummer and final admittance).
1941 – Dallas Morning News reports first AA group formed in Dallas.
1934 – Bill has Spiritual Experience at Towns Hospital.
1937 – Bill meets with Rockefeller Foundation and tries to get money.
1937 – Rockland State Mental Hospital takes patients to meeting in New Jersey.
Dec 13 or 14
1934 – Ebby visits Bill at Towns hospital, brings William James’ book,Varieties of Religious Experience.
1939 – Los Angeles hold their first AA meeting there.
1945 – Rowland H. dies (he carried the Oxford Group message to Ebby).
1893 – Rev. Samuel Shoemaker is born.
Other December happenings with no specific date:
Dec 1934 – Bill & Lois start attending Oxford Group meetings.
Dec 1934 to May 1935 – Bill works with alcoholics, but fails to sober any of them. Lois reminds him HE is sober.
Dec 1938 – Twelve Steps written.
Nov/Dec 1939 – Akron group withdraws from association with Oxford Group. Meetings moved from T. Henry & Clarence Williams’ home to Dr Bob and other members’ homes.
Dec 1939 – First AA group in mental institution, Rockland State Hospital, NY.
Dec 1939 – First home meeting in Los Angeles at Kaye M.’s house.
Dec 1939 – Matt Talbot Club has 88 members, uses wagons to collect old furniture to recondition & sell, not A.A., used A.A. program, material, marked first effort reach alcoholics outside married, middle-class category.
Dec 1940 – First AA group formed in St. Louis, Missouri.
Dec 1940 – Group started Ashtabula, Ohio due to Plain Dealer articles. A.A. Cleveland has about 30 groups.
Dec 1948 – Dr. Bob’s last major talk, in Detroit.
Dec 1950 –Grapevine article signed by both Bill and Dr Bob recommend establishing AA General Service Conference.
Dec 1955 –Man on the Bed painting by Robert M. first appeared in Grapevine. Painting originally calledCame to Believe
Dec 1982 – Nell Wing retires from GSO after 35 years of service.