On the 24th December 1955, the Colorado Springs’ Continental Air Defense Command first began giving children the current location of Santa as he made his way across the world delivering presents.
Benjamin Franklin, the American polymath, accidentally electrocuted himself while attempting to kill a turkey.
80 red, white, and blue walnut-sized glass light bulbs were hand-wired and placed around a large Christmas tree in the home of Edward H. Johnson’s New York home on Fifth Avenue.
The first of the Mayflower Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts, where they established the Plymouth Colony.
Other states soon followed South Carolina’s lead, setting the stage for the American Civil War.
It has since been adapted into numerous formats and is still printed in more than 40 countries.
On the 18th December 1892, Russian composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker received its première performance at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.
The Saturnalia festival was dedicated to Roman god, Saturn.
Shortly after 8am on the 16th December 1914, the German Imperial Navy attacked the British seaside towns of Scarborough, Hartlepool and Whitby.
Over 14,000 Australian gold miners gathered at Forest Creek in Victoria for a protest known as the Monster Meeting.
On the 14th December 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen led a team of four others to become the first to reach the South Pole.
Some modern-day Massachusetts National Guard regiments are able to trace their history back to the Massachusetts Bay Colony of 1636.
On the 12th December 1935, the Lebensborn registered association was established in Nazi Germany by the SS.
Approximately six hours after Germany’s declaration of war, the United States declared war on Germany.