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DECEMBER 13

Brother Robert Falcone was born.

Kalin Callaghan was born.

Allen Shaw was born.

 

1913 - The Mona Lisa was recovered in Florence after it was stolen two years earlier (August 1911) from the Louvre.

 

DECEMBER 14

Anthony Martelli was born.

Joyce Manocchio Zoller was born.

Ellen Kaiven was born.

Joe Poehlman Jr. was born.

 

2000 - George W. Bush accepted presidency 36 days after election; Al Gore Jr. conceded.

2003 - American forces captured Saddam Hussein, who was hiding in a hole near his hometown of Tikrit.

 

DECEMBER 15

Kevin Cashen was born.

Suzanne Valentine was born.

 

1939  - The movie "Gone With the Wind" premiered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

DECEMBER 16

Elizabeth Hanna was born.

Stephen O’Sullivan was born.

Kevin Conlon was born.

 

1773 - The Boston Tea Party took place.

1944 - The Battle of the Bulge during World War II began in Belgium.

 

DECEMBER 17

Dylan Watton was born.

Matt Watton was born.

Gerard Pisano was born.

Kathleen Lalsie was born.

Denis Koufos was born.

Jerry Scannell was born.

 

1903 - Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first flight in a heavier-than-air plane at Kitty Hawk, N.C.

 

DECEMBER 18

Bridget Carson Scala was born.

Cindy Gold was born.

Irene Rocha was born.

Rob Romas was born.

 

1956 - Japan was admitted to the United Nations.

2000 - George W. Bush received 271 votes in the delayed Electoral College balloting.

 

DECEMBER 19

Barbara Lev was born.

Jim Morton was born.

Brian Beehler was born.

 

1998 - President Bill Clinton was impeached on two counts by the House of Representatives.

2003 - Muammar al-Qaddafi of Libya announced that his country would discontinue development of weapons of mass destruction.

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