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Daily Calendar for Sunday, December 26, 2021

Born

  • Henry Miller (writer) –
  • Steve Allen (actor & comedian) –
  • Norm Ullman (hockey player) –
  • Carlton Fisk (baseball player) –
  • Ozzie Smith (baseball player) –
  • Jared Leto (actor) –
  • Chris Daughtry (singer) –

Died

  • Melvil Dewey (librarian famous for developing the Dewey Decimal Classification system) –
  • Harry Truman (33rd U.S. president) –
  • Jack Benny (actor) –
  • Jason Robards (actor) –
  • Herb Ritts (celebrity photographer) –
  • Reggie White (football player) –
  • Vincent Schiavelli (actor) –
  • Gerald Ford (38th U.S. president) –

Events

  • James Nason of Franklin, Massachusetts, invented the coffee percolator–
  • Law amended to admit girls into Little League baseball–
  • An earthquake at Bam in Southern Iran killed more than 20,000 people–
  • Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts broke Dan Marino’s single-season touchdown pass record when he threw his 48th and 49th of the season against the San Diego Chargers–
  • A powerful 9.0 earthquake erupted underwater off the island of Sumatra and set off tsunamis that built up speeds of as much as 500 miles per hour, which crashed into areas of Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Indonesia, the Maldives, and Malaysia. An estimated 225,000 people were killed–

Weather

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, received 21 inches of snow in a coastal storm that also brought record tides–
  • Delaware received 24 inches of snow in a coastal storm that also brought record tides–
  • NYC’s deepest snowstorm commenced: 25.8” at battery, 32” in suburbs - traffic completely stopped - removal costed $8 million - 27 people died–

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