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Advent Sunday

Advent Sunday is a liturgical period preceding Christmas, beginning in Western churches on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and observed by many as a season of prayer, fasting, and penitence. Advent Sunday is also called the First Sunday of Advent by Western Christian Churches. It is the first day of the liturgical year and the start of the season of Advent.

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  • 1831: New York's Erie Canal closed due to weather.


  • Born 1846: William Henry Holmes (archaeologist)


  • Born 1886: Rex Stout (novelist)


  • 1909: The Christmas Club savings account began


  • 1913: First drive-in gasoline service station opened, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • 1919: Lt. Harry Colebourn officially donated Winnie (the bear Christopher Robin Milne named his bear after) to the London Zoo100 Years Ago


  • 1921: First flight of helium-filled blimp (C-7), between Virginia and D.C.

  • Born 1929: David Fitzgerald Doyle (actor)


  • Born 1935: Woody Allen (actor & producer)

  • Born 1939: Lee Trevino (golfer)


  • Born 1940: Richard Pryor (comedian & actor)

  • 1940: Dupree Gardens opened, Land O' Lakes, Florida

  • 1942: Nationwide gasoline rationing went into effect in the United States

  • Born 1945: Bette Midler (singer & actress)


  • 1955: Rosa Parks, a seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama, was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger

  • 1959: The Antarctic Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., guaranteeing peaceful international use of the continent

  • 1959: First 12 nations signed the Antarctic Treaty


  • Died 1973: David Ben-Gurion (1st Prime Minister of Israel)

  • Born 1977: Brad Delson (guitarist of Linkin Park)


  • Died 1987: James Baldwin (author)


  • Born 2001: Princess Aiko (first child of Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako)

  • Died 2002: Capt. Edward L. Beach (author of Run Silent, Run Deep)

  • Died 2002: Eugene "Bob" Gregoire (first design chief of Ford, creator of the Lincoln Continental)

  • 2004: News anchor, Tom Brokaw, signed off after 23 years of bringing news to viewers

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