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Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016

By United Press International On Dec. 22, 1944, ordered to surrender by Nazi troops who had his unit trapped during the Battle of the…

Almanac for Monday, Dec. 26, 2016

By United Press International On Dec. 26, 1908, Jack Johnson, with a 14th-round KO of Tommy Burns in Australia, became the first…

Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016

By United Press International On Dec. 21, 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded and crashed in Lockerbie, Scotland, killing everyone aboard and…

Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016

By United Press International On Dec. 24, 1909, Miss Jean L. Clemens, younger daughter of Mark Twain, was found dead in a bath tub at the…

Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016

By United Press International On Dec. 29, 1890, more than 200 Lakota men, women and children were massacred by the U.S. 7th Cavalry at…

Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016

By United Press International On Dec. 27, 1968, the Apollo 8 astronauts -- Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, William Anders -- returned to Earth…

Almanac for Friday, Dec. 23, 2016

By United Press International On Dec. 23, 2013, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda lokonnikova of the punk rock band, Pussy Riot, were released…

Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016

By United Press International On Dec. 25, 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as Soviet president the day before Russia's Supreme Soviet (the…

Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016

By United Press International On Dec. 28, 1950, advancing Chinese troops crossed the 38th Parallel, dividing line between North and South…

Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016

By United Press International On Dec. 20, 1989, the United States invaded Panama to oust Manuel Noriega and install the duly elected…