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A Christmas Carol, Bob Hope, first Christmas lights


Dec. 19: 1621—In China, the first Tai Chi Marathon is held. Chen Wangting takes only three weeks to complete the 26-mile run. 1843—Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is first published. 1955—Carl Perkins records Blue Suede Shoes before Elvis. 1976—The Steelers beat the Colts 40—14 and 10 minutes later a Piper Cherokee crashes into the nose bleed seats at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium. No one is “seriously” injured. Born: Jennifer “Flashdance” Beals (1963). Died: Last survivor of the Civil War, Walter Williams (1959). Oatmeal Muffin Day. Today’s Word: Qiviut—the soft undercoat of a musk ox.

Dec. 20: 1820—A $1 “bachelor tax” is imposed by Missouri on unmarrie...

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