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Today in History

In Milan, Ambrose, the Bishop of Milan, forces the emperor Theodosius to perform public penance for his massacre.
The pope crowns Charlemagne emperor in Rome.
William I is crowned king of England.
The governor of New Plymouth prevents newcomers from playing cards.
The General Court of Boston levies a five shilling fine on anyone caught “observing any such day as Xmas.”
Patriot General George Washington crosses the Delaware River with 5,400 troops during the American Revolution. Washington hoped to surprise a Hessian force celebrating Xmas at their winter quarters in Trenton, New Jersey.
Stonewall Jackson spends Xmas with his wife; their last together.
John Hunt Morgan and his raiders clash with Union forces near Bear Wallow, Kentucky.
Lincoln and Mrs. Lincoln visit hospitals in the Washington D.C. area on this Xmas Day.
Italy lands troops in Albania to protect its interests during a revolt there.
German and British troops on the Western Front declare an unofficial truce to celebrate Xmas during World War I.
A revolt erupts in Berlin.
U.S. troops in Nicaragua disarm insurgents in support of the Diaz regime.
The Mexican congress opens land to foreign investors, reversing the 1917 ban enacted to preserve the domestic economy.
Finnish troops enter Soviet territory.
Free French troops occupy the French Islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon off the Canadian coast.
Prime Minister Winston Churchill goes to Athens to seek an end to the Greek civil war.
Chiang Kai-shek offers a new Chinese constitution in Nanking pledging universal suffrage.
Scottish nationalists steal the Stone of Scone from the British coronation throne in Westminster Abbey. The 485 pound stone was recovered in April 1951.
The Bay of Pigs captives, upon their return to the United States, vow to return to Cuba and topple Fidel Castro.
Entertainer Chris Noel gives her first performance for the USO at two hospitals in California; she became a star on Armed Forces Radio and Television, entertaining troops in Vietnam; in 1984 the Veterans Network honored her with a Distinguished Vietnam Veteran award.
U.S. astronauts onboard the Skylab space station take a seven-hour walk in space and photograph the comet Kohoutek.
Over 100 Muslims, returning from a pilgrimage to Mecca, die when their boat sinks.
Egypt begins a major restoration of the Sphinx.
Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet Union’s first and last executive president, resigns. The Soviet Union no longer exsists.
James Brown, the “Godfather of Soul”, dies at age 73.

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