Saturday, December 22, 2012

December 22 - Holiday Party





Holiday Party





This Day In History
1808
Ludwig van Beethoven conducts and performs in concert at the Theater an der Wien, Vienna, with the premiere of his Fifth Symphony, Sixth Symphony, Fourth Piano Concerto (performed by Beethoven himself) and Choral Fantasy (with Beethoven at the piano).
1851
The first freight train is operated in Roorkee, India.
1891
Asteroid 323 Brucia becomes the first asteroid discovered using photography.
1937
The Lincoln Tunnel opens to traffic in New York, New York.
1944
German troops demand the surrender of U.S. troops at Bastogne, Belgium, prompting the famous one word reply from General Anthony McAuliffe: "Nuts!"
1964
The first test flight of the SR-71 (Blackbird) takes place at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California.
1989
Berlin's Brandenburg Gate re-opens after nearly 30 years, effectively ending the division of East and West Germany.


Famous Birthdays
1639
Jean Racine, French dramatist (d. 1699)
1696
James Oglethorpe, English general and founder of the state of Georgia (d. 1785)
1765
Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician (d. 1825)
1858
Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer (d. 1924)
1860
Austin Norman Palmer, American penmanship innovator (d. 1927)
1936
H├ęctor Elizondo, American actor
1944
Steve Carlton, American baseball player
1947
Brian Daley, American science-fiction writer (d. 1996)
1951
Charles de Lint, Canadian fantasy author
1960
Jean-Michel Basquiat, American artist (d. 1988)
1962
Ralph Fiennes, English actor
1968
Dina Meyer, American actress
1978
Joanne Kelly, Canadian Actress

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