The First French Republic was proclaimed.
The prophet Moroni appears to Joseph Smith for the first time according to Mormon beliefs.
Author H.G. Wells (War of the Worlds) born in Bromley, Kent, England.
The "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" editorial is published in the New York Sun.
Animator Chuck Jones (Bugs Bunny) born in Spokane, Washington.
Singer, poet Leonard Cohen born in Montreal.
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit published.
Writer Stephen King (The Stand) born in Portland, Maine.
Comedian/actor Bill Murray born in Wilmette, Illinois.
Movie producer Ethan Coen (Miller's Crossing) born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Sansculottides 5 La Fête des Récompenses