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The second of the O Antiphons used at Vespers during the last seven days of Advent.
New Jersey becomes the third state of the U.S.
World class polo, tennis and race car driver, Foxhall P. Keene born in San Francisco.
English short story writer H.H. Munro aka Sáki (The Open Window) born in Akyab, Burma.
He was killed by a German sniper during the Battle of the Ancre.
His last words were reportedly 'Put that bloody cigarette out!'
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.
Jazz bandleader Fletcher Henderson born in Cuthbert, Georgia.
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!