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Radio City Music Hall
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This Day in History for December 27 — Radio City Music Hall Opens, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1831: Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate the theory of evolution (more info)

1900: Prohibitionist Carry Nation smashes up her first saloon, causing several thousand dollars in damage and landing in jail (more info)

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Hayley Williams
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Celebrity Birthdays for December 27 — Hayley Williams and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Hayley Williams
Age: 24
Occupation: Singer and Songwriter
Known For: Being the lead vocalist for the band Paramore, routinely being named one of rock's sexiest women, and appearing on rapper B.o.B's hit 'Airplanes'

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Category: History, Rhythmic
Bing Crosby
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This Day in History for December 25 — ‘White Christmas’ Premieres, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1066: William the Conqueror is crowned King of England (more info)

1776: George Washington and the Continental Army cross the Delaware River, hoping to surprise a Hessian force celebrating Christmas at their winter quarters in Trenton, New Jersey (more info)

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Jimmy Buffett
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Celebrity Birthdays for December 25 — Jimmy Buffett and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Jimmy Buffett
Age: 66
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Musician
Known For: His "island escapism" style of music, songs such as 'Margaritaville' and 'Come Monday,' his devoted base of fans known as Parrotheads, and owning several themed restaurants

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Don't ask, don't tell
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This Day in History for December 22 — Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1807: At the urging of President Thomas Jefferson, Congress passes the Embargo Act, forbidding trade with all foreign countries (more info)

1941: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Washington, D.C., for a series of meetings with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on a unified Anglo-American war strategy (more info)

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Ralph Fiennes
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Celebrity Birthdays for December 22 — Ralph Fiennes and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Ralph Fiennes
Age: 50
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Playing Lord Voldemort in the 'Harry Potter' film series, giving Oscar-nominated performances in 'The English Patient' and 'Schindler's List,' and a 2007 incident in which he joined the Mile High Club with a Qantas flight attendant

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Category: History, Rhythmic, Rock
Plymouth Rock Pilgrims
'Landing of the Pilgrims,' by Michele Felice Cornè, the White House Historical Association

This Day in History for December 21 — Pilgrims Hit Plymouth Rock, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1620: William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims land on what is now known as Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts (more info)

1898: Pierre and Marie Curie discover radium (more info)

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Category: History, Newsletter
Samuel L. Jackson
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Celebrity Birthdays for December 21 — Samuel L. Jackson and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Samuel L. Jackson
Age: 64
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Appearing in more than 100 movies, most notably 'Pulp Fiction,' the 'Star Wars' prequel trilogy and 'Snakes on a Plane,' being an avid golfer, and his hilariously and famously foul mouth

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Getty Images, Getty Images

Mayan Calendar? the Cold War, that Could Have Been the End

As you may have heard it's the "end of the world" December 21. Some of you may remember and others may not, but in the 1980s it was the end of the of the cold war.

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Jonah Hill
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Celebrity Birthdays for December 20 — Jonah Hill and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Jonah Hill
Age: 29
Occupation: Actor, Screenwriter and Comedian
Known For: Roles in films like 'Superbad,' 'Knocked Up,' 'Funny People,' 'Get Him to the Greek' and 'Moneyball', and creating the short-lived cartoon 'Allen Gregory'

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Category: History

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