Mary Heslin Reed was born.
Rachel Bernstein was born.
1941 – The U.S. entered World War ll
1980 – John Lennon, former member of the Beatles, was shot and killed in New York City by a deranged fan.
Mike Bottiglieri was born.
1965 – “A Charlie Brown Christmas” premiered.
1990 – Lech Walesa was elected president of Poland.
Erin Halligan Farrow was born.
1817 – Mississippi became the 20th state in the United States.
2004 – A U.S. passenger jet landed in Vietnam, the first one to do so since the Vietnam War ended nearly three decades earlier.
1936 – King Edward VIII abdicated the throne of Britain for the woman he loved, Mrs. Wallis Simpson.
1941 – Germany and Italy declared war on the United States.
Sally Ann McVeigh was born.
2000 – The U.S. Supreme Court stopped the presidential election recount in Florida.
Brother Robert Falcone was born.
Kalin Callaghan was born.
Allen Shaw was born.
1913 – The Mona Lisa was recovered in Florence after having been stolen two years earlier (August 1911) from the Louvre.
Anthony Martelli was born.
Joyce Mannochio Zoller was born.
Ellen Kaiven was born.
Joe Poehlman Jr. was born.