Max Planck, in his house at Grunewald, on the outskirts of Berlin, discovers the law of black body emission (1900)
The Imperial Japanese Navy attacks the U.S. Pacific Fleet and its defending Army Air Forces and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (1941)
Yasser Arafat recognizes the right of Israel to exist (1988)
President Barack Obama holds a news conference for the annual Christmas demagoguery over extending unemployment benefits (2010)
b: Marcus Tullius Cicero (43 BC), Susan Collins (1952); d: Rube Goldberg (1970)
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