December 25, 2013
Today is Wednesday December 25, 2013
359th day of 2013, 06 remaining
Special Celebrations today:
Today is Christmas Day as well as National Pumpkin Pie Day
This is also National Fruit Cake Month.
On this day in...
1868: U.S. President Andrew Johnson granted unconditional pardon to all persons involved in the Southern rebellion that resulted in the Civil War.
1896: John Philip Sousa finally titled the melody "The Stars and And Stripes Forever".
1939: "A Christmas Carol" was read on CBS radio for the first time.
1941: Hong Kong surrendered to the Japanese.
1991: Mikhail Gorbachev announced his resignation as leader of the Communist Soviet Union.
If today is your birthday, you share it with:
Sir Isaac Newton
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