On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings.
Four colly birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves
And a partridge in a pear tree.
Feast of the Holy Family
Normally celebrated on the first Sunday after Christmas unless that Sunday is January 1st, then it is celebrated on December 30th.
Gadsden Purchase completed. The United States bought land from Mexico to facilitate railroad building in the Southwest.
Poet, short story writer and novelist Rudyard Kipling (The Jungle Book) born in Bombay, British India.
Composer, author Paul Bowles (Sheltering Sky) born in New York.
Russian mystic to the tsarina - Grigori Rasputin murdered in the Yusupov Palace in Petrograd, Russia.
Guitarist, singer and songwriter Bo Diddley born in McComb, Mississippi.
Pitching great an Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax born in Brooklyn, New York.
Singer/poet Patti Smith born in Chicago.
George Harrison and his wife were attacked in their home by a knife wielding maniac.
Harrison was stabbed in the chest but, using his former Beatle powers, subdued his attacker.
Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is executed by hanging for crimes against humanity just before dawn during the morning call to prayers in Bagdad.
Sic semper tyrannis!