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Monday, December 25, 2017.



Birthdays


Jesus Christ, Savior, philosopher
Jesus Christ, Savior, philosopher
1583 Orlando Gibbons, English composer (O Clap Your Hands), baptized
1601 Jose Ximenez, composer
1624 Angelus Silesius, [Johann Scheffler], German mystic (St Seelenlust)
1628 No‰l Coypel, French painter
1642 Sir Isaac Newton
1642 Sir Isaac Newton
1642 Sir Isaac Newton
1642 Isaac Newton in Grantham, England
1642 Sir Isaac Newton
1642 Isaac Newton in Grantham, England
1642 Sir Isaac Newton
1642 Isaac Newton, Grantham Engld, physicist/mathematician/astronomer [OS]
1646 Harald Vallerius, composer
1686 Giovanni Battista Somis, composer
1698 Jacobus Houbraken, Dutch engraver/illustrator
1711 Jean-Joseph Cassenea de Mondonville, composer
1717 Pius VI, [Giovanni A Braschi], Italy, Pope (1775-99)
1721 William Collins, Chichester England, (Mayor-Chichester)/poet
1728 Johann Adam Hiller, composer
1750 John "Christmas" Beckwith, composer
1763 Claude Chappe, French engineer (optical telegraph)
1765 Joseph Mazzinghi, composer
1771 Dorothy Wordsworth
1775 Antun Sorkocevic, composer
1808 Stephen Cleeg Rowan, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1890
1811 Wilhelm E Freiherr von Ketteler, German politician/bishop of Mainz
1813 Milledge Luke Bonham, (Confederacy) died in 1890
1814 Jan de Liefde II, Dutch vicar/founder (Coop of Welfare of the People)
1815 Temistocle Solera, composer
1821 Clara Harlowe Barton, Oxford Mass, nurse/founder (American Red Cross)
1823 Preston Smith, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
1825 Esteban Salas y Castro, composer
1829 Patrick S Gilmore, composer
1831 Johann Herbeck, composer
1832 Thomas Alfred Smyth, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1865
1837 Cosima Liszt, wife of Austrian composer Richard Wagner
1855 James Galvin, pitcher, shut-out every opposing team in 1884
1859 Raoul Gunsbourg, composer
1863 E Fern ndez Arb¢s, Spanish violinist/conductor/composer
1865 Evangeline Cory Booth, Salvation Army general (1904-34)
1867 Alfred Kerr, writer
1868 Eugenie Besserer, Watertown NY, actress (Jazz Singer)
1875 Theodor Innitzer, cardinal/archbishop Vienna
1875 Walter Lees, cricketer (Surrey pace bowler toured for Eng 1905-06)
1876 Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Karachi, founded Pakistan (1947)/gov (1947-58)
1878 W Starling Burgess, yacht designer (America Cup's Enterprise)
1881 Joseph V McCarthy, baseball manager (NY Yankees)
1883 Fran Lhotka, composer
1883 Maurice Utrillo, France, painter (Port St Martin, Montmartre)
1887 Conrad Hilton
1887 Conrad Hilton
1887 Conrad Hilton
1887 Conrad Hilton
1887 Conrad Hilton
1887 Conrad Hilton, hotel mogul (Hilton Hotels)
1887 Jacobus W G Balfoort, Dutch actor (Bulldog Drummond)
1887 John Davidson, NYC, actor (Charlie Chan-Chinese Cat)
1891 Clarrie Grimmett, cricketer (in Dunedin Great Australian leg-spinner)
1891 Earle Foxe, Oxford OH, actor (Dance Fools Dance)
1891 Kenneth A N Anderson, British general (Dunkerk, North Africa)
1892 Rebecca West, [Cicely Isabel Fairfield], English author
1893 Robert Ripley
1893 Robert Ripley
1893 Robert Ripley
1893 Robert Ripley
1893 Robert Ripley
1893 Bert Bertram, actor (How to Steal a Million)
1893 Fred Hillebrand, Bkln NY, actor (Martin Kane)
1893 Ropert L Ripley, Santa Rosa Calif, cartoonist (Believe It or Not)
1898 Theo Swagemakers, Dutch portrait painter
1899 Humphrey Bogart
1899 Humphrey Bogart
1899 Humphrey Bogart
1899 Humphrey Bogart
1899 Humphrey Bogart
1899 Frank Fergusson, actor (My Friend Flicka, Peyton Place)
1899 Humphrey Bogart, NYC, actor, Here's looking at you, kid (Casablanca)
1899 Raphael Soyer, artist (Depression Scenes in NYC)
1900 Barton Maclane, Columbia SC, actor (Gen Peterson-I Dream of Jeannie)
1900 Gladys Swarthout, Deepwater Missouri, mezzo-soprano (La Gioconda)
1900 W L "Tich" Cornford, cricketer (Sussex keeper played for England 1930)
1901 Alice C, English duchess of Gloucester/aunt of Elizabeth II
1902 Barton MacLane, SC, actor (Geisha Boy, Peterson-I Dream of Jeannie)
1903 Antiochos Evanghelatos, composer
1903 Corry Lievens, [Isabella MJ Adriaens], Flemish actress (Blue Bird)
1903 J Edward Bromberg, Hungary, actor (Mark of Zorro, Under 2 Flags)
1904 Gerhard Herzberg, Can, physicist (molecular structure-Nobel 1971)
1906 Clark M Clifford, US Secretary of Defense (1968-69)
1906 Herman J Scheltema, [NEM Pareau], Dutch jurist/poet
1906 Lew Grade, British TV mogul (ATV)/movie producer (Boys from Brazil)
1906 William McChesney Martin, Chairman of Federal Reserve Bank (1951-70)
1907 Cab Calloway
1907 Cab Calloway
1907 Cab Calloway
1907 Cab Calloway
1907 Cab Calloway
1907 Cab[ell] Calloway, Rochester, bandleader (Minnie the Moocha, Jazzball)
1908 Frank Ferguson, Calif, actor (Wagons West, Dynamite, My Gal Sal)
1908 Helen Twelvetrees, actress (State's Attorney, Painted Desert)
1908 Jan Seidel, composer
1909 Louis van Lint, Belgian painter
1909 Marguerite Churchill, actress (Dracula's Daughter, Big Trail)
1909 Mike Mazurki, Tarnopal Austria, actor/wrestler (Centerfold Girls)
1910 David Lichine, [Lichtenstein], Russian/US dancer (Make Mine Music)
1911 Burne Hogarth, strip-cartoon artist
1912 Donald McRae, cricketer (Test for NZ, the 1946 debacle vs Australia)
1912 Herman W Filarski, Dutch bridge journalist
1912 Leighton Noble, singer/bandleader
1912 Tony Martin, Oakland Cal, singer (Tony Martin Show, Tonight We Love)
1912 Werner Fussan, composer
1912 Willian Noel Moffat, architect
1913 Henri Nannen, journalist
1914 Tony Martin, [Alvin Morris], SF, singer (It's a Blue World, To Each)
1915 Noelle de Mosa, Neth/British dancer/teacher (Brigadoon)
1915 Nora Dunfee, actress (Forrest Gump, Lorenzo's Oil)
1915 Pete Rugolo, bandleader/arranger (Fugitive)
1916 Daniel Devoto, composer
1918 Anwar Sadat
1918 Anwar Sadat
1918 Anwar Sadat
1918 Anwar Sadat, great Egyptian leader.
1918 Anwar Sadat
1918 Anwar Sadat, great Egyptian leader.
1918 Anwar Sadat
1918 Anwar el-Sadat, Egyptian Pres (1970-81, Nobel 1978)
1918 Eddie Safranski, Pitts Pa, orch leader (Jonathan Winters Show)
1920 Artur Agostinho, Lisbon Port, actor (Capas Negras, Leao da Estrela)
1920 Henry Charnock, oceanographer
1922 Kitty Kallen, Phila Pa, singer (Judge For Yourself)
1923 Louis Lane, Eagle Pass Texas, conductor (Oere Orch 1968-73)
1923 N”el Vandernotte, France, cox (Olympic-bronze-1936)
1924 Rod Serling
1924 Rod Serling
1924 Rod Serling
1924 Rod Serling
1924 Rod Serling
1924 Mih ly V ci, Hungarian poet/politician
1925 Christmas F Tinto, South African ANC'er/UDF-leader
1925 Ossi Reichert, German FR, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1956)
1927 Nellie Fox, White Sox infielder (AL MVP 1959)
1928 Earl Brown, Salt Lake City Ut, actor (Stovall-Operation Petticoat)
1929 Billy Horton, rocker (The Silhouettes-Get a Job)
1929 Chris Kenner, rocker
1929 Irish McCalla, Pawnee City Neb, actress (Sheena Queen of Jungle)
1931 Carlos Castaneda, US, writer/mystic (Eagle's Gift, Fire From Within)
1931 Uzo Egonu, painter/print maker
1932 Jos‚ Maria Capricorne, Cura‡aos graphically designer/painter
1932 Peter John Swales, football club chairman
1934 Bob Martinez, (Gov-Fl)
1934 Giancarlo Baghetti, racing driver/journalist
1934 John Ashley, KC Mo, actor (Clipper-Straightaway)
1934 McKinley Mitchell, US gospel/singer (The Town I Live In)
1935 Gunter Friedrichs, composer
1936 Alexandra HEOC, English princess/daughter of sir Angus Ogilvy
1936 Ismail Merchant, Bombay India, producer (Householder)
1937 O'Kelly Isley, Cincinnati Ohio, singer (Isley Brothers-Twist & Shout)
1938 David Borden, composer
1938 Wibo van de Linde, Dutch TV host/director (Avro)
1939 Bob James, rocker
1939 Christopher Wates, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
1940 Frans Moor, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1940 Peter Brown, Chicago Il, rocker
1941 Don Pullen, pianist/composer
1941 Lex Hixon, religious teacher/author
1941 Ronald Perera, composer
1942 Fran‡oise Durr, France, tennis player (1976 US indoor Doubles)
1942 Mani Kaul, director (Idiot, Nazar, Dhrupad, Duvidha)
1943 Hanna Schygulla, Katowice Silesia, actress (Love is Colder than Death)
1943 Hedley Howarth, cricketer (brother of Geoff, NZ lefty spinner 1969-77)
1943 Ravish Malhotra, India cosmonaut (Soyuz T-11 backup)
1943 Trevor Lucas, rocker (Fairport Convention)
1944 Henry Vestine, rock guitarist (Canned Heat-On the Road Again)
1944 Rick Berman, [Richard], producer (Star Trek Generations)
1945 Gary Sandy, Dayton Ohio, actor (Andy-WKRP in Cincinnati)
1945 Kenny Everett, British TV personality (Kenny Everett Show)
1945 Ken "The Snake" Stabler, NFL quarterback (Oak Raiders, Super Bowl XI)
1945 Noel Redding, rocker (The Jimi Hendrix Experience-Purple Haze)
1945 Steve Mancha, [Clyde Wilson], US singer/songwriter (Too Many Cooks)
1946 Jimmy Buffett
1946 Jimmy Buffett
1946 Jimmy Buffett
1946 Jimmy Buffett
1946 Jimmy Buffett
1946 Jimmy Buffet, Mobile Alabama, vocalist (Margaritaville)
1946 Larry Csonka, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins, NY Giants)
1947 Connie Petracek, Chambersburg PA, swimmer (Olympics-92, 96)
1948 Barbara Mandrell
1948 Barbara Mandrell
1948 Barbara Mandrell
1948 Barbara Mandrell
1948 Barbara Mandrell
1948 Barbara Mandrell, Houston Tx, singer/TV host (Mandrell Sisters)
1948 Merry Clayton, rocker
1949 Sissy Spacek
1949 Sissy Spacek
1949 Sissy Spacek
1949 Sissy Spacek
1949 Sissy Spacek
1949 Dan Pastorini, NFL QB (Raiders) [or May 26]
1949 Sissy Spacek, Quitman Tx (Carrie, Badlands, Coal Miner's Daughter)
1950 Barry Pearson, NFLer
1950 Manny Trillo, baseball infielder (Phila Phillies)
1951 Ria Thielsch, Dutch singer (Luv)
1953 Arnella Flynn, Rome Italy, Errol Flynn's daughter
1953 Dave Wasick, NFLer
1954 Annie Lennox
1954 Annie Lennox
1954 Annie Lennox
1954 Annie Lennox
1954 Annie Lennox
1954 Annie Lennox, Aberdeen Scotld, vocalist (Eurythmics-Sweet Dreams, Why)
1954 Robin Campbell, British reggae vocalist/guitarist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
1954 Steve Wariner, Noblesville Indiana, country singer (Small Town Girl)
1955 Claus Strigel, director (Obituary for the Automobile, Act of God)
1955 William Andrews, actor (Sealed Cargo)
1956 Mansoor Akhtar, cricketer (Pakistani batsman early 80's)
1957 Jan Rot, Dutch composer/writer (Wrong Nights)
1957 Jillie Mack, Mrs Tom Selleck/actress (Magnum PI)
1957 Shane McGowan, rock vocalist (Pogues-Red Roses For Me)
1958 Rickey Henderson
1958 Rickey Henderson
1958 Rickey Henderson
1958 Rickey Henderson
1958 Rickey Henderson
1958 Joop Hiele, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, Go Ahead Eagles)
1958 Rickey Henderson, Chic, baseball player (stolen base king, A's, Yanks)
1959 Chris Spice, Australian field hockey coach (Olympics-96)
1959 Michael P Anderson, Plattsburgh NY, major USAF/astronaut (STS 89)
1959 Missy Cleveland, Jackson Miss, playmate (April, 1979)
1959 Ton Lokhoff, Dutch soccer player (NAC)
1960 Amy Grant, vocalist (That's What Love Is, Baby Baby)
1961 Storm Davis, baseball player
1962 Dean Cameron, Morrison Ill, actor (Herbie-Spencer)
1962 Mary Ellen Clark, Abington Pa, diver (Olympics-2 bronze-92, 96)
1963 Joop Gall, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen)
1964 Anil Kaul, Amritsar India, Canadian badminton player (Olympics-96)
1964 Janet Soulsby, Corbridge Australia, golfer (Curtis Cup 1982)
1964 Peter Hanson, English/Sierra Leone/Dutch actor (Darling How Could You)
1964 Raymond Libregts, soccer player (MVV)
1965 Dmitri Mironov, Moscow Rus, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins, Anaheim)
1965 Kathleen Luciano, Munich Ger, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-17th-1993)
1966 Craig Veasey, NFL defensive tackle/defensive end (Houston Oilers)
1966 Javier Frana, Rafaela Argentina, tennis star
1966 Sandy Corn, model/Penthouse Pet (March, 1991)
1967 Kathleen Franey, Brooklyn NY, 1.5k runner
1968 Corey Widmer, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
1968 Don Silvestri, NFL/WLAF kicker (NY Jets, London Monarchs)
1968 Helena Christensen, Copenhagen Denmark, model/actress (Inferno)
1968 Jim Dowd, Brick, NHL center (Vancouver Canucks)
1968 Scott Bullett, Martinsburg WV, outfielder (Chic Cubs)
1969 Bernhard Jr, Prince of Netherlands
1970 Azhar Saeed, UAE cricketer (opening batsman 1996 World Cup)
1970 Ghalid Salamat, soccer player (MVV)
1970 Stu Barnes, Spruce Grove, NHL center (Florida Panthers)
1971 Marlon Forbes, safety (Chicago Bears)
1971 Noel Hogan, musician (Cranberries)
1971 Terry Vaughn, CFL receiver (Calgary Stampeders)
1972 Fantasia, [Tonya Manley], Detroit Mich, dancer/actress (Pump it Up)
1974 Chris Naeole, guard (New Orleans Saints)
1974 Grayson Shillingford, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
1976 Scott Vermillion, Independence MO, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96)
1976 Yazmin Fiallos, Miss Universe-Honduras (1996)

Events


Christmas Day. Peace on Earth, good will towards men.
New Year's Day observed in England before 1068
Christmas Day. Peace on Earth, good will towards men.
New Year's Day observed in England before 1068
1 1st Christmas, according to calendar-maker Dionysus Exiguus
336 first recorded celebration of Christmas on Dec. 25: in Rome
336 first recorded celebration of Christmas on Dec. 25: in Rome
337 Earliest possible date that Christmas was celebrated on Dec 25th
352 1st definite date Christmas was celebrated on Dec 25th
390 Roman emperor Theodosius admits debt on mass murder in Thessalonica
498 French king Clovis baptises himself
597 England adopts Julian calendar
604 Battle at Etampes (Stampae): Burgundy beat Neustriers
795 Adrian I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
800 Pope Leo III crowns Charles the Great (Charlemagne), Roman emperor
875 Charles, the Bare, crowned emperor of Rome
967 John XIII crowned Otto II the Red German compassionate emperor
969 Johannes I Tzimisces, crowned emperor of Byzantium
979 Rotardus appointed as bishop of the kingdom
999 Heribertus becomes bishop of Cologne
1000 Monarch Istv n crowned king of Hungary
1046 Pope Clemens VI crowns Henry III RC-German emperor
1048 Parliament of Worms: Emperor Henry III names his cousin count Bruno van Egisheim/Dagsburg as Pope Leo IX
1066 William the Conqueror was crowned king of England
1066 William the Conqueror was crowned king of England
1066 William the Conqueror, crowned king of England
1100 Boudouin I of Boulogne crowned king of Jerusalem
1101 Henry I of Limburg becomes duke of Neth-Lutherans
1121 Norbertus van Xanten finds order of the Norbertijnen
1130 Anti-pope Anacletus II crowns Roger II the Norman, king of Sicily
1223 St Francis of Assisi assembles 1st Nativity scene (Greccio, Italy)
1492 Columbus' ship Santa Maria docks at Dominican Republic
1522 Turkish troops occupy Rhodos
1582 Zealand/Brabant adopts Gregorian calendar, yesterday was Dec 14th
1613 Johan Sigismund of Brandenburg becomes protestant
1621 Gov William Bradford of Plymouth forbids game playing on Christmas
1640 Pierre de Fermat writes to Marin Mersenne about Fermat's church thesis
1641 Emperor Ferdinand III makes appointments with Sweden & France
1651 Massachusetts General Court ordered a fine (five shillings) for "observing any such day as Christmas"
1683 English Whig-leader duke of Monmouth flees to Holland
1688 English king James II lands in Ambleteuse, France
1688 Lord Delamere sides with King James II
1717 Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces, 1000s killed
1741 Astronomer Anders Celcius introduces Centigrade temperature scale
1745 Prussia/Austria signs Treaty of Dresden
1745 Treaty of Dresden gives much of Silesia to the Prussians
1758 Halley's comet 1st sighted by Johann Georg Palitzsch during return
1760 Juptier Hammon, NY slave, publishes poetry in "An Evening Throught"
1775 Pope Pius VI encyclical on the problems of the pontificate
1776 Washington crosses the Delaware and surprises the Hessians.
1776 Washington crosses the Delaware and surprises the Hessians.
1776 Washington crosses Delaware & surprises & defeats 1,400 Hessians
1818 1st known Christmas carol ("Silent Night, Holy Night") sung (Austria)
1818 Handel's Messiah, US premieres in Boston
1830 Hector Berlioz's "Symphony Fantastic," premieres
1831 Louisiana & Arkansas are 1st states to observe Christmas as holiday
1832 Charles Darwins celebrates Christmas in St Martin at Cape Receiver
1833 Charles Darwins celebrates Christmas in Port Desire, Patagonia
1834 Charles Darwins celebrates Christmas on Beagle at Tres Montes, Chile
1835 Charles Darwins company celebrates Christmas in Pahia, New Zealand
1837 Battle of Okeechobee-US forces defeat Seminole Indians
1843 1st theatre matinee (Olympic Theatre, NYC)
1848 New Haven Railroad opens
1862 40,000 watch Union army men play baseball at Hilton Head, SC
1868 Despite bitter opposition, Johnson grants unconditional pardons to everyone involved in the Southern rebellion (the Civil War).
1868 Despite bitter opposition, Johnson grants unconditional pardons to everyone involved in the Southern rebellion (the Civil War).
1868 Despite bitter opposition, Pres A Johnson grants unconditional pardon to all persons involved in Southern rebellion (Civil War)
1875 Lambs Club in NY forms
1888 1st indoor baseball game played at fairgrounds in Philadelphia
1894 1st midwestern football team to play on west coast, U of Chicago defeats Stanford 24-4 at Palo Alto, CA in football
1896 "Stars & Stripes Forever" written by John Philip Sousa
1899 Farmers send/guide belegerd Ladysmith Kerstpudding/desire in grenade
1900 Arthur Schnitzlers "Leutnant Gustl" forbidden in Germany
1901 Battle at Tweefontein Orange-Free state: Boers surprise attack Brits
1902 Clyde Fitch' "Girl with Green Eyes," premieres in NYC
1905 V Herbert/H Blossoms musical "Mlle Modiste," premieres in NYC
1908 Jack Johnson KO Tommy Burns & becomes 1st black heavyweight champ
1911 Edward Knoblock's "Kismet," premieres in NYC
1914 Legendary/unofficial "Christmas Truce" takes place (Brits & Germans)
1915 Irving Berlin & Harry B Smith's musical premieres in NYC
1917 "Why Marry," 1st drama to win Pulitzer Prize, premieres in NYC
1917 Hirsch/Harbach's musical "Going Up," premieres in NYC
1922 -Dec 26] Lenin dictates his "Political testament"
1923 Imperial Theater opens at 249 W 45th St NYC
1926 Hirohito becomes Emperor of Japan
1926 Hirohito becomes Emperor of Japan
1926 Hirohito becomes emperor of Japan (1926-1989)
1928 Christmas Day attendance at cricket MCG (Vic v NSW) 14,887
1928 NSW (v Vic) go from 8-74 to 9-113 to be 9-367 at stumps
1929 Grimmett takes 6-146 for SA, Queensland all out 380 Crowd 5,390
1930 1st US bobsled run open to public (Lake Placid, NY)
1930 Mt Van Hoevenberg bobsled run at Lake Placid, NY opens
1930 Slinger Nitschke scores 142 SA v Qld at Adelaide before 5,422
1930 Tasmania all out 280, WI 2-139 at Hobart Crowd 2,500
1931 Albert Lonergan scores 137 SA v Qld at Adelaide before 5,697
1931 Fleetwood-Smith takes 5-69 Victoria v Tas at Hobart
1931 NY's Metropolitan Opera broadcasts an entire opera over radio
1932 During King George V Christmas dinner speech, his chair collapes
1933 Another Christmas Day five-wicket haul by Clarrie Grimmett
1933 Belgian Working people's party accept Henry de Mans Plan of Labor
1933 Stan Smith takes 8-33 for Victoria v Tasmania at Hobart
1934 Four centuries for SA as they make 7-644 v Qld before 6,180
1934 Samson Raphaelson's "Accent on Youth," premieres in NYC
1936 Belgian bishops condemn fascism & communism
1936 Ron Hamence scores 104 for SA v Queensland before 4,865
1937 Arturo Toscanini conducts 1st Symphony of the Air over NBC Radio
1937 Queensland all out for 93 v SA in front of 10,436
1938 George Cukor announces Vivien Leigh will play Scarlett O'Hara
1939 Montgomery Ward introduces Rudolph the 9th reindeer
1939 Montgomery Ward introduces Rudolph the 9th reindeer
1939 Grimmett & Ward rip through Qld except Bill Brown (156)
1939 Montgomery Ward introduces Rudolph the 9th reindeer
1940 Bradman out 1st ball for SA v Victoria before 6213
1940 Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Harts "Pal Joey," premieres in NYC
1941 Japan announces surrender of British-Canadian garrison at Hong Kong
1941 Japanese aircraft carriers Akagi/Kagu back in Kure, Japan
1942 Admiral Dalans murderer of Bosinier de la Chapelle, sentenced to death
1942 British Col S W Bailey reaches Mihailovics headquarter
1942 Russian artillery/tank battle on German armies at Stalingrad
1946 Constitution accepted in Taiwan
1947 Taiwan passes Human Rights laws (Day of Earth Law)
1950 Cleve Browns beat LA Rams 30-28 in NFL championship game
1950 Dick Tracy marries Tess Truehart
1950 Coronation Stone, taken from Scone in Scotland by Edward I in 1296, stolen from Westminster Abbey & smuggled back to Scotland
1951 1st Christmas Day in Test Crickets, Aust v WI at Adelaide
1951 West Indies defeat Australia by 6 wkts on 3rd day of 3rd Test Cricket
1953 Avalanche of lava kills 150 (Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand)
1954 WSFA TV channel 12 in Montgomery, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
1955 Cleveland Browns win NFL championship
1955 Pope Pius XII encyclical on sacred music & popular music
1957 Ed Gein found insane of murder
1958 Alan Freed's Christmas Rock & Roll Spectacular opens
1959 A synagogue in Cologne Germany desecrated with swatstikas
1959 Richard Starkey receives his 1st drum set
1959 Sony brings transistor TV 8-301 to the market
1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1963 Walt Disney's "The Sword in the Stone" is released
1964 "Goldfinger" premieres in US
1964 George Harrison's girlfriend Patti Boyd attacked by female Beatle fans
1967 Paul McCartney & Jane Asher get engaged
1968 Frank Borman's Christmas reading while orbiting Moon
1969 5 Israeli gunboats escape from Cherbourg harbor
1969 India all out for 163 at Madras v Aust, Ashley Mallett 5-91
1971 Longest NFL game (82m40s) as Dolphins beat Chiefs 27-24
1971 Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) form Jesse Jackson
1971 Worst hotel fire in history kills 163 at Taeyokale Hotel in Seoul
1972 England beat India by six wickets in the 1st Test Cricket at Delhi
1973 Tommy Chambers (Scotland) finishes 51 yr cycle tour (799,405 miles)
1974 Cyclone Tracy virtually destroys Darwin Australia
1976 Egyptian SS Patria sinks in Red Sea, about 100 killed
1976 Takeo Fukuda becomes Japanese premier
1977 Israeli PM Menachem Begin meets Egyptian Pres Sadat in Egypt
1979 Opening day of 4th Test Cricket, India 8-112 v Pakistan at Kanpur
1979 USSR airlifts invasionary army to Afghanistan
1982 Mudassar Nazar scores century, then Imran rips through Indians
1983 1st live telecast of Christmas Parade
1984 NBA's Bernard King scores 60 points
1987 Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, who escaped 2 days earlier, recaptured
1989 Japanese scientist achieve -271.8øC, coldest temp ever recorded
1990 "Godfather III" premieres
1991 Last day of a washout Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Gujranwala
1991 Mikhail Gorbachev formally resigned as Pres of USSR
1994 "Comedy Tonight" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 8 perfs
1997 For 1st time US movie box office receipts pass $6 billion
1997 Jerry Seinfeld says this is the final season of his TV show

That's All....

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