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Dec. 26:

1955—Decca Records releases “See You Later Alligator” by Bill Haley and the Comets. 1956—Fidel Castro suffers his own Bay of Pigs after attempting a secret landing to overthrow Cuba’s Batista regime. All but 11 of his supporters are killed. 1991—The USSR Parliament votes their country out of existence. Born: Actor Richard Widmark (1914). Died: Gonzaga, Italian monarch of Mantua/Monferrato (1627). National Whiners Day. Today’s Word: Warison—war cry, a bugle call giving attack command.

Dec. 27:

638—The Pope publishes a new encyclical requiring that forks are to be placed on the left side of the plate and the knives and spoons on the right side. Priests are forc...



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