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  1. Fight Club, The Green Mile, American Beauty, The Sixth Sense, Magnolia, Toy Story 2, and Being John Malkovich were all playing in theaters on December 24, 1999.

  2. George Carlin Recorded a comedy album called "I Kinda Like It When a Lotta People Die" 2 days before 9/11. After 9/11, he decided not to release it. (It was ultimately released December 2016.)

  3. Sarah Knauss, a supercentenarian and oldest ever American, lived for more than 119 years. She died in 1999 on the 30th of December, just 2 days shy of the year 2000.

  4. On December 2, 1838, Johnston was made the Secretary of War for the Republic of Texas.

  5. On December 13, 1977, the entire University of Evansville basketball team was killed in a plane crash, except 1 member who did not make the flight. 2 weeks later, that member was killed by a drunk driver, leaving no sole survivor of the 1977 basketball team

  6. National holidays in Mexico include Independence Day (September 16), Día de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Las Posadas (December 16 to December 24), Noche Buena (December 24), Navidad (December 25), Año Nuevo (December 31 to January 1), Twelfth Night of Christmas (January 5), and the Day of the Dead (November 2).

  7. Mating season of chinstrap penguins takes place during November and December. They construct round nest where female lays 2 eggs. Both parents participate in the incubation of eggs (shift usually lasts 5 to 10 days) during a period of 37 days.

  8. New Horizons saw KBO 1994 JR1 on December 2, 2015 from a distance of 170 million miles. New Horizons captured photographs of the KBO with a few details. More images are expected as the spacecraft continues its journey.

  9. Although Japan was at war with the United States after December 7, 1941 and targeted most merchant ships coming and going to the U.S. with its submarines, it was not at war with the Soviet Union until the very end of the war. Because of that, the Japanese often left Soviet transport ships unmolested.

  10. The Prince of Wales was sunk by the Japanese just a few months later on December 10, 1941 by the Japanese in the South China Sea. She was the first battleship to be sunk by aircraft and the only British battleship lost in the Pacific Theater.

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In 2007 a puzzle was released and $2 million prize was offered for the first complete solution. The competition ended at noon on 31 December 2010, with no solution being found.

McDonald’s Corporation’s initial public offering was April 21, 1965. Since going public in 1965, McDonald’s has executed twelve stock splits. An investment of $2,250 in 100 at that time has grown to 74,360 shares worth approximately $9.1 million as of market close on December 30, 2016

Before January and February existed, there was just a 2-month-long "monthless period" between December and March

On December 2, 2013, a person died due to an armed police operation for the first time in Iceland's modern history.

The battle was fought from December 31, 1862 until January 2, 1863.

On December 3, 1980, the Kaidun meteorite fell on a Soviet military base in Yemen. The single stone weighed about 4.4 pounds (2 kilograms) and was recovered from a small impact pit. In March 2004, it was suggested to be a piece of Phobos due to the existence of two extremely rare alkaline-rich clasts that were found in the meteorite.

By December 11th, 2013 there had been 2 million units sold. By January 6, 2014, 3 million had sold.

Rudolf Höss, Commandant of Auschwitz (from May 1st to 1940 to December 1st 1943), who confessed to the murder of 2,500,000 people, had trained to become a priest prior to joining the National Socialist SS.

Patton was involved in a car accident after the war in Germany on December 8, 1945 and died in a hospital in Heidelberg on December 21, 1945 at the age of sixty.

A South Korean born on December 31st turns “2” the next day.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered December 21, 1937, just 2 months after The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (which prominently features 13 dwarves) was published.

The Year 2038 problem, where systems that wrap their UNIX time counters and storing it as 32-bit signed integer will reach its maximum capacity (2,147,483,647 seconds after 1 January 1970), the number will wrap around to become -2147483647 and will mean 13 December 1901 on these systems

The Rijksmuseum's main building closed on December 7th, 2003, and did not reopen until April 13th, 2013. It underwent renovations and after reopening more than 2 million people visited the Rijksmuseum in only 8 months.

There are 2 different start dates for Winter, Astronomical (December 21st) and Meteorological (December 1st)

The origin of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was traced to a 2 year old child who died on December 6, 2013, in the village of Méliandou in southern Guinea. The child may have contracted Ebola from eating fruit contaminated by a fruit bat.

People in Bhutan turn 1 year old on January 1st, irrespective of their birth dates, due to administrative purposes. Also Bhutanese believe they are 1 year old by default when they are born. So a child born on 31st of december will automatically turn 2 year old the very next day.

There are 2 definitions of when a "Century" starts and ends. Strictly speaking, the "20th Century" didn't end until December 31, 2000.

In December of 2014, the music video 'Gangnam Style' exceeded Youtube's maximum possible views of 2,147,483,647. The site had to be upgraded to a maximum view limit of 9,223,372,036,854,775,808, or more than 9 quintillion.

The 71 year old Jean-Jacques Savin has been drifting across the Atlantic in a 3m long barrel since December. He started in Morocco and is hoping to finish in the Caribbean, he’s been going for about 2 months now and hasn’t reached the halfway point yet.

On the night of December 2, an industrial negligence in Bhopal led to a release of 30 tonnes of toxic methyl icocyanate(MIC)gas, exposing nearly 5 lakh people in the city to the deadly gas.

Before the Pearl Harbor attack, the Japanese government issued a note to the US Secretary of State saying that they were planning to attack the US since negotiations had not been working. The Secretary of State found the note at 2:20 PM on December 7, 1941.

A Peanuts fan song appeared at #2 on the Billboard charts during the week of December 31, 1966. The song was unauthorized at first but eventually Charles Schulz let them continue to write Snoopy songs.

With a haul of 20.1M in 1996 Beavis and Butthead Do America held the record for best December opening weekend in history only to be beaten in 1998 by Scream 2 (33M) and a week later by Titanic (28.6M). The record is currently held by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (84.6M).

About Juliane Koepckewho, the only survivor of 92 passengers and crew in the December 1971 crash of LANSA Flight 508. Koepckewho was sucked out of the plane after it was struck by lightning, and fell nearly 2 miles out of the sky still strapped to her seat.

In Korea newborns start at age 1 and turn 2 on January 1st. For example, children born in early December are considered two years old a month after birth.

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