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Monday, December 24, 2012

23rd December - The Day in History - What Happend

December 23 : General Interest
1888: Van Gogh chops off ear

On this day in 1888, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, suffering from severe depression, cuts off the lower part of his left ear with a razor while staying in Arles, France... read more

American Revolution
1783 : George Washington resigns as commander in chief

1982 : Road contamination prompts evacuation of town

Civil War
1862 : Confederacy's President Davis declares Union general a felon

Cold War
1968 : Crew of USS Pueblo released by North Korea

1984 : Bernhard Goetz goes on the lam
2009 : "Balloon Boy" parents sentenced in Colorado

1972 : Earthquake rocks Managua

General Interest
1620 : Construction of Plymouth settlement begins
1948 : Japanese war criminals hanged in Tokyo
1986 : Voyager completes global flight

1993 : Hanks stars in first major Hollywood movie about AIDS

1912 : French magazine rejects Remembrance of Things Past

1959 : Chuck Berry is arrested on Mann Act charges in St. Louis, Missouri

Old West
1829 : Prince Wurttemberg explores the West

1946 : Truman considers amnesty for draft dodgers

1972 : Harris makes Immaculate Reception

Vietnam War
1966 : Francis Cardinal Spellman visits South Vietnam
1972 : Operation Linebacker II continues

World War I
1915 : Vera Brittain loses fiance at Western Front

World War II
1944 : The execution of Eddie Slovik is authorized
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