English short story writer H.H. Munro aka Sáki (The Open Window) born in Akyab, Burma.
Swiss painter Paul Klee born in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland.
Baseball player Ty Cobb born in Atlanta, Georgia.
Premiere performance of The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
The Battle of Verdun, the bloodiest and longest battle of World War I, ended with the French defeating the Germans.
There were over 1 million casualties, and the Verdun ossuary contains bones of 100,000 unidentified soldiers.
Actress Betty Grable born in St. Louis.
Keith Richards, guitarist for the Rolling Stones, born in Dartford, Kent, England.
Director Stephen Spielberg (Raiders of the Lost Ark) born in Cincinnati, Ohio.
CBS presents the Christmas animated television special Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Frimaire 28 Truffle