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What Happened This Day in History?

Here is what happened on this day in history.

December 23rd…


1620 – Construction of Plymouth settlement begins

1783 – George Washington resigns as commander-in-chief

1944 – The execution of Eddie Slovik is authorized

1948 – Japanese war criminals hanged in Tokyo

1959 – Chuck Berry is arrested on Mann Act charges in St. Louis, Missouri

1968 – Crew of USS Pueblo released by North Korea

1972 – Pittsburgh Steelers’ Franco Harris scores on “Immaculate Reception” iconic NFL play

1982 – Chaminade shocks No. 1 Virginia in one of greatest upsets in sports history

1982 – Chemical contamination prompts evacuation of Missouri town

1983 – The journal “Science” publishes first report on nuclear winter

1984 – Subway shooter Bernhard Goetz goes on the lam

1986 – Voyager completes global flight

1997 – Woody Allen marries Soon-Yi Previn

2009 – “Balloon Boy” parents sentenced in Colorado


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