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Daily Calendar for Saturday, December 25, 2021

Died

  • Samuel de Champlain (explorer) –
  • W.C. Fields (actor) –
  • Charlie Chaplin (actor) –
  • Billy Martin (baseball player) –
  • Dean Martin (singer & actor) –
  • James Brown (singer; the Godfather of Soul”“) –
  • George Michael (singer, songwriter) –

Born

  • William Collins (English poet) –
  • Clara Barton (founder of the American Red Cross) –
  • Humphrey Bogart (actor) –
  • Cab Calloway (musician) –
  • Rod Serling (author) –
  • Gary Sandy (actor) –
  • Jimmy Buffet (singer) –
  • Sissy Spacek (actress) –
  • Annie Lennox (singer) –
  • Justin Trudeau (Canadian prime minister) –
  • Dido (singer) –

Events

  • Columbus’s flagship, the Santa Maria, abandoned off the coast of Hispaniola–
  • From the Pennsylvania side, General George Washington’s troops crossed the icy Delaware River at night during a winter storm for a surprise attack against a Hessian garrison in Trenton, New Jersey (American Revolutionary War)–
  • Bytown (Ottawa) and Prescott Railway opened in Ontario–
  • Union Stock Yards opens giving the south side of Chicago a distinctive smell–
  • Pansy blossoms picked, Manhattan, Montana–
  • Comic strip hero Dick Tracy married Tess Trueheart–

Weather

  • A chilly -57 degrees F at Fort Smith, Northwest Territories–
  • White Christmas from central North Carolina to New England in wake of major snowstorm, even coastal Virginia was white–
  • Temperatures throughout northern New England averaged -39 degrees F–
  • A Christmas Day mudslide ran through St. Sophia Camp, San Bernardino, California–
  • 1.3” snow fell in Atlanta, Georgia–

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