"Silent Night" is first performed, the Library of Congress burns, NORAD begins tracking Santa, and man orbits the Moon for the first time, all on this day.
1524: Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese explorer who in 1498 became the first European to reach India by sea, dies of malaria in Cochin, India.
The wintry mix outside is causing some schools in the 69News viewing area to be cautious on Monday morning.
Link: School Delays
Watch for slippery conditions this morning as freezing rain and drizzle continues for a good portion of the area before changing over to all rain by around 8 a.m. for most of the area.
Link: Interactive radar/satellite map
Keystone Resort/Ben Lindbloom
Temperatures dipped below freezing from Oregon to Dallas to Arkansas to Washington D.C. last weekend, continuing a trend of accidents and power outages.
Arlington Texas Police Dept.
Passengers on the East Coast: brace yourselves: Freezing rain will fall from central Virginia to southeast New York on Monday. Some parts could see up to a quarter of an inch of ice.
State Police in New Jersey say two people died in an accident on Interstate 78 Sunday night.
It isn't that the man had done anything wrong to infuriate Elytte Barbour and his wife.
Nearly 100 vehicles were involved in a pair of wrecks in Chester and Berks counties Sunday afternoon.
The bear hunt begins in New Jersey Monday.
LeSean McCoy set a new Eagles franchise record with 217 rushing yards on Sunday, as the Eagles overcame the Lions, and the snow, to earn a 34-20 win at Lincoln Financial Field.
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With this year's finalists now official, look back at 20 years of Time magazine's Person of the Year.
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The first traffic lights are installed, the first Heisman Trophy is awarded, The Supremes' debut album is released, the computer mouse makes its debut, and The Jacksons play their last show, all on this day.