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Eggnog (or egg nog) is a sweet, dairy drink with cream, milk and often rum, brandy or whisky. Eggnog is popular in the US and Canada, though less so in Europe...
Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama dies in Cochin India
Treaty of Ghent signed ending War of 1812 (This news did not arrive until after Battle of New Orleans)
Silent Night composed by Franz Gruber sung next day
Fire devastates Library of Congress in Wash destroys 35 000 volumes
Several Confederate veterans form the Ku Klux Klan in Pulaski Tn
Giuseppe Verdi's `Aida' premiere in Cairo at Suez canal opening
1st radio program broadcast in Brant Rock Mass
Reginald A. Fessenden became 1st to broadcast music over radio
Luisa Tetrazzini sings to 250 000 people at Lotta's Fountain
Enrico Caruso gave his last public performance
1st radioactive isotope medicine administered Berkeley Ca
FDR appoints Gen Eisenhower supreme commander of Allied forces
Apollo 8 astronauts read Old Testament Book of Genesis passages
Walt Disney's "The Aristocats" is released
Americans remembered Iran hostages by shining lights for 417 seconds
Benjamin Rush, American physician, patriot, humanitarian
James Prescott Joule, physicist, discovered conservation of energy
Matthew Arnold, English poet (Dover Beach)
Emanuel Lasker, of Germany, world chess champion (1894-21)
Juan Ramon Jimenez, Spanish poet (Distant Gardens) (Nobel 1956)
I.F. Stone, American journalist, told it like it was
Bill Dudley, NFL halfback (Pittsburgh, Detroit, Washington)
Ava Gardner, Actress (On the Beach, Night of the Iguana)
Madonna, rock singer, Actress (Desperately Seeking Susan)