1979 - American blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan marries Lenora "Lenny" Bailey
2015 - American singer and songwriter Richard Marx marries American model and TV host Daisy Fuentes
Quote of the Day
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
~ Norman Vincent Peale
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
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This Day in History
1783 - George Washington resigns as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army
1815 - The novel Emma by Jane Austen is first pubished
1913 - President Woodrow Wilson signs the Federal Reserve Act into law, creating the Federal Reserve System
1914 - During World War I, Australian and New Zealand troops arrive in Cairo, Egypt
1954 - J. Hartwell Harrison and Joseph Murray perform the first successful kidney transplant
1968 - After eleven months of internment in North Korea, 82 sailors from the USS pueblo are released
1970 - The North Tower of the World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York, reaches 1,368 feet making it the tallest building in the world
1972 - A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hits the Nicaraguan capital of Manague resulting in more than 10,000 deaths
1972 - After 73 days and resorting to cannibalism to survive, the 16 survivors of the Andes flight crash are rescued
1978 - While on approach to Falcone Borsellino Airport in Palermo, Italy, Alitalia Flight 4128 crashes into the Tyrrhenian Sea, killing 108 people
1979 - During the Soviet-Afghan War, the Soviet Union forces occupy Kabul, the Afghanistan capital
1984 - Aeroflot Flight 3519 attempts to make an emergency landing at Krasnoyarsk International Airport after experiencing an engine fire, but crashes killing 110 of the 111 people on board
1986 - Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, becomes the first aircraft to fly non-stop around the world without aerial or ground refueling, lands safely at Edwards Air Force Base in California
2002 - A U.S. MQ-1 Predator drone is shot down by an Iraqi MiG-25
This Day in Music
1893 - The opera Hansel and Gretal is first performed by Engelbert Humperdinck
1959 - This Magic Moment is recorded by The Drifters
1966 - The UFO club in London opens with Pink Floyd as the house band
1978 - Do You Think I'm Sexy by Rod Stewart is released in the U.S.
Video Above: O Holy Night by Hillsong Worship
This Day in Sports
1997 - Phil Jackson, the Chicago Bulls coach is the fastest to reach 500 wins (682 games)
1997 - Colorado Avalanche Jari Kurri is the 8th NHLer to score 600 career goals
2000 - New Zealand beats Australia by 4 runs in the Cricket Women's World Cup
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
beseem (v) (transitive, intransitive, archaic)
1. Generally with a qualifying word such as ill or well; to appear, look, or seem (a certain way for someone or something) 2. Without any qualifying word: to be appropriate or creditable (for someone or something).
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