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MOVIE ICON BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1899

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Humphrey DeForest Bogart
 (December 25, 1899 – January 14, 1957)

Humphrey Bogart played Rick Blaine in Casablanca (1942) and Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon (1941). The American Film Institute called him the greatest male
star in cinema’s history in 1999. His other film credits include The Big Sleep (1946)
The African Queen (1951) and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948).

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Humphrey Bogart and wife Lauren Bacall in 1955.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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On this day in 1776, Gen. George Washington and his troops crossed
the Delaware River for a surprise attack against Hessian forces at Trenton,
NJ.

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Map of Delaware River area depicting route George Washington
and his Army made during the crossing
. (click to enlarge)

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On this day in 1991, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev went on television to announce his resignation as leader of a Communist superpower that had already gone out of existence.

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On this day in 1989, ousted Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu
and his wife, Elena, were executed following a popular uprising.

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"Silent Night" was performed for the first time, at the Church of
St. Nikolaus in Oberndorff, Austria (above) on this day in 1818.


Josephus Franciscus Mohr
(December 11, 1792 – December 4, 1848)

The German words for the original six stanzas of the carol we know as "Silent Night" were written by Joseph Mohr in 1816, when he was a young priest
assigned to a pilgrimage church in Mariapfarr, Austria.

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