1697 St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, consecrated.
1927 Putting Pants on Philip, the first Laurel and Hardy film, was released.
1976 Assassination attempt on Bob Marley. Shot twice, he played live two days later.
1984 A deadly gas leak (of methyl isocyanate) at a Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India killed more than 3,800 people outright and injured 150,000 to 600,000 others (some 6,000 of whom died later of their injuries).
1933 U.S. Alcohol Prohibition was repealed.
1534 Quito, Ecuador was founded by Spaniards.
1975 Indonesia invaded East Timor.
1984 Captain Kangaroo went off the air after 29 years.
1995 The Grateful Dead officially disbanded.
1998 Power outage shuts down San Francisco for many hours.
1965 A Charlie Brown Christmas TV debut.
1906 U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1965 The Grateful Dead’s first concert performance under that name (formerly The Warlocks).
1845 First Anglo-
1408 The Order of the Dragon was created by Sigismund of Luxembourg.
1903 Robert Hugh Wilson was born in Denver.
2001 After nearly 3 years of struggle, a settlement was reached with majority board members to return the Pacifica Radio Network to community control.
1962 Relay 1, first active repeater communications satellite, launched in orbit by NASA.
1791 The Bill of Rights became effective.
1832 Gustave Eiffel was born.
1993 The GATT Treaty was approved by delegations from 117 countries.
1936 First TV appearance by Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy.
1997 HTML 4.0 was published by the World Wide Web Consortium.
2011 United States forces withdraw from Iraq after a 9-
1998 Snow fell in San Francisco.
1909 The first junior high school was established in Berkeley, California.
558 Chlothar I crowned King of the Franks.
679 King Dagobert II murdered on a hunt.
1823 A Visit from St. Nicholas (The Night Before Christmas) published anonymously.
1888 Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh cut off his left ear during a fit of depression.
1961 Nicole Marie Hills was born in Oakland, California.
1993 Elizabeth Barbara Wilson was born in San Francisco.
2003 Juliette Liana Carstensen was born in Vallejo, California.
2008 Israel launched a 3-
1914 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the first novel by James Joyce, was published as a book by B. W. Huebsch of New York. (The novel was first serialized in the London literary magazine The Egoist in 25 installments, from February 2, 1914 to September 1, 1915.)
1922 The USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) was established.
1956 First meeting of Helga E. Roessler and John O. Wilson in Richmond, California.
Santa Claus by Betsy Wilson