Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Dozens of people died after drinking bath lotion in Siberia.
The Fellowship of the Ring, the first Lord of the Rings film, was released in theaters.
The US House of Representatives voted to impeach President Bill Clinton, forwarding the articles of impeachment to the Senate for a trial.
The crew of the Union Star lost their lives along with all eight lifeboat volunteers who tried to save them.
The last manned lunar flight, Apollo 17, returned to Earth.
Stanley Kubrick's X-rated film 'A Clockwork Orange' premiered, which was based on the book by Anthony Burgess.
Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt was presumed dead after being swept out to sea by a riptide.
The US Office of Censorship was created to control info relating to World War II.
The Williamsburg suspension bridge opened.
The first Negro Catholic priest, Charles Uncles, was ordained in the US.
A Christmas Carol by English author Charles Dickens was published.
William Pitt the Younger became the youngest British Prime Minister ever at age 24.
The three ships carrying settlers who would later found Virginia, the first of the Thirteen Colonies, departed England.