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O Rex Gentium
The sixth of the O Antiphons used at Vespers during the last seven days of Advent.

1135
Stephen of Blois is crowned King of England.

1808
Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Opus 67, was first performed in Vienna.

1849
Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky goes before a firing squad for his involvement in anti-government activities.
He was given a pardon at the last moment.

1869
American poet Edward Arlington Robinson (Richard Cory) born in Head Tide, Maine.

1937
Author Nathanael West (Day of the Locust) & his wife Eileen McKenney are killed during a honeymoon car accident in El Centro, California.

1960

Jean-Michel Basquiat, painter and poet, born in New York City.

1964
The James Bond film Goldfinger released in the US.

1989

Romanian dictator Nicolai Ceausçescu regime overthrown.
“Sic semper tyrannis!”


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