December 9: “The Charge of the Light Brigade” Published
December 9 is…
…the day smallpox was eradicated
…the day A Charlie Brown Christmas first aired
…the day “The Charge of the Light Brigade” was published
…the day the Virgin of Guadalupe appeared
…and the day the first commercial Christmas card went on sale!
People born on December 9 include…
…frozen food entrepreneur Clarence Birdsye
…Japanese Crown Princess Masako
…teen idol Donny Osmond
…actors John Malkovich, Judi Dench, and Kirk Douglas
…comedian Redd Foxx
…and poet John Milton
Painter Anthony van Dyck, Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan, Nobel Peace Prize winner Ralph Bunche, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, and gossip columnist Louella Parsons died.
December 9 is Anna’s Day in Sweden and Finland, National Heroes Day in Antigua and Barbuda, Independence Day in Tanzania, and National Pastry Day in the USA.
…and a whole lot more!
A perfect birthday present or anniversary gift, “The Story of a Special Day” will make anyone feel special on his or her very special occasion. And if you’re a history enthusiast, a fan of actors or sports figures, or just interested in knowing more about the world around you, “The Story of a Special Day” makes a great addition to your bookshelf or e-reader device!