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Virgin of Guadalupe appears to an indian boy named Juan Diego in Mexico.
Poet John Milton (Paradise Lost) born in London.
Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem The Charge of the Light Brigade is published.
A Transit of Venus occurs 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.
Charactor actress Margaret Hamilton (The Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz) born in Cleveland, Ohio.
Screenwriter and novelist Dalton Trumbo (Sparticus) born in Montrose, Colorado.
Computer geek Grace Hopper born in New York City. Developed COBOL computer language.
Actor Kirk Douglas (Paths of Glory) born in Amsterdam, New York.
Musician Dan Hicks born in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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.