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It happened on a… December 26

2018

American Colin O’Brady is the first person to cross Antarctica solo and unassisted after 54 days at the Ross Ice Shelf.

2004

Under the Indian Ocean, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake sent 500-mph waves across the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal. The tsunami killed at least 230,000 people in a dozen countries, including Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Sumatra, Thailand and India.

1982

Time’s Man of the Year is for the first time a non-human, the personal computer.

1973

Horror film “The Exorcist” based on book by William Peter Blatty, starring Linda Blair, premieres – 1st horror film to be nominated for Best Picture

1963

The Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “I Saw Her Standing There” are released in the United States, marking the beginning of Beatlemania on an international level.

1919

Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox is sold to the New York Yankees by owner Harry Frazee.

1606

First known performance of William Shakespeare’s tragedy “King Lear” before the court of King James I at Whitehall, London.

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