Virgin of Guadalupe appears to Indian boy Juan Diego in Mexico.
Poet John Milton born in London.
Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade" is published.
Transit of Venus across the Sun.
Poet Leonie Adams born in Brooklyn, New York.
She was the winner of the Bollingen Prize for Poetry in 1954
French author and illustrator Jean de Brunhoff (Babar) born in Paris.
Computer geek Grace Hopper born in New York City. Developed COBOL computer language.
Actor Kirk Douglas (Paths of Glory) born in Amsterdam, New York.
Muscian Neil Innes (Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band) born in Danbury, Essex, England.
Robert Welch founded the extreme-right-wing John Birch Society.
The Petrified Forest National Park is established in Arizona.
The world premiere of David Lean's film "Lawrence of Arabia" takes place in London.
A Charlie Brown Christmas, first in a series of Peanuts television specials, debuts on CBS.
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French Republican Calendar
Frimaire 19 Sabine