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1996: Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey is found beaten and strangled in the basement of her family’s home in Boulder, Colo. (The slaying remains unsolved.)
- 1799: Former President George Washington is eulogized by Col. Henry Lee as “first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen.”
- 1908: Jack Johnson becomes the first Black boxer to win the world heavyweight championship as he defeated Canadian Tommy Burns in Sydney, 澳大利亚.
- 1917: During World War I, President Woodrow Wilson issues a proclamation authorizing the government to take over operation of the nation’s railroads.
- 1944: During World War II’s Battle of the Bulge, the embattled U.S. 101st Airborne Division in Bastogne, Belgium, is relieved by units of the 4th Armored Division.
- 1944: Tennessee Williams’ play “The Glass Menagerie” is first performed at the Civic Theatre in Chicago.
- 1947: Heavy snow blankets the Northeast, burying New York City under 26.4 inches of snow in 16 小时; the severe weather is blamed for some 80 死亡人数.
- 1972: Harry S. Truman, the 33rd president of the United States, dies in Kansas City, 密苏里州, 在年龄 88.
- 1975: The Soviet Union inaugurates the world’s first supersonic transport service with a flight of its Tupolev-144 airliner from Moscow to Alma-Ata.
- 1980: Iranian television footage is broadcast in the United States, showing a dozen of the American hostages sending messages to their families.
- 1985: Ford Motor Company begins selling its Taurus and Sable sedans and station wagons.
- 2003: An earthquake strikes the historic Iranian city of Bam, 至少杀死 26,000 人.
- 2004: 多于 230,000 人, mostly in southern Asia, are killed by a 100-foot-high tsunami triggered by a 9.1-magnitude earthquake beneath the Indian Ocean.
- 2006: Former President Gerald R. Ford dies in Rancho Mirage, 加州, 在年龄 93.
- 2017: The snowfall total from a storm that began on Christmas Day reaches 53 inches in Erie, 好. – the biggest-ever two-day total in the state’s history.
- 2017: The cities of New York, San Francisco and Philadelphia sue the Defense Department, charging that the military failed to properly use the national background check system for guns; the lawsuit says the failure to report criminal records of service members had allowed a former member of the Air Force to kill more than two dozen people at a Texas church in November.