December 25, 1997 in Nation/World

Today In History

 
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1066: William the Conqueror was crowned king of England.

1818: “Silent Night” was performed for the first time - at the Church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorff, Austria.

1991: Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev announced his resignation as the eighth and final leader of a communist superpower that already had gone out of existence.


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