Saint Nicholas Day
Ecuador: Day of Quito (Founding Anniversary in 1534)
Ghana: National Farmers' Day
National Miner’s Day
National Pawnbrokers Day
National Sales Person's Day
Dickens on the Strand at Galveston, TX (Dec 6-8). 40th annual. See www.dickensonthestrand.org.
Anniversary of the beginning of the New Madrid, MO, earthquakes in 1811, which lasted through Feb 12, 1812.
In 1865, the 13th amendment was ratified, abolishing slavery in the
In 1917, the city of
In 1969, the Rolling Stones; Jefferson Airplane; Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; Santana; and The Flying Burrito Brothers performed at the controversial (and fatal to one concertgoer) Altamont
Birth anniversary of Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin (1805-71), founder of modern magic. Harry Houdini’s stage name was a salute to Robert-Houdin.
Birth anniversary of American poet Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918). Kilmer is most famous for “Trees” (1913). He was killed in action in WWI.
Birth anniversaries of lyricist Ira Gershwin (1896-1983) and jazz innovator Dave Brubeck (1920-2012).
Happy Birthday! Andrew Cuomo, Macy Gray, Thomas Hulce, James Naughton, Craig Newmark, Janine Turner, JoBeth Williams, Steven Wright.