Three of Pentacles
O Rex Gentium
The sixth of the O Antiphons used at Vespers during the last seven days of Advent.
Stephen of Blois is crowned King of England.
Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Opus 67, was first performed in Vienna.
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.
American poet Edward Arlington Robinson (Richard Cory) born in Head Tide, Maine.
Author Nathanael West (Day of the Locust) & his wife Eileen McKenney are killed during a honeymoon car accident in El Centro, California.
Jean-Michel Basquiat, painter and poet, born in New York City.
The James Bond film Goldfinger released in the US.
Romanian dictator Nicolai Ceausçescu regime overthrown.
Sic semper tyrannis!