In 1872, in Louisiana, P. B. S. Pinchback becomes the first serving African-American governor of a U.S. state.
In 1875, the Massachusetts Rifle Association, "America's Oldest Active Gun Club", was founded.
National Pastry Day
Ball-Bearing Roller Skates Day (Patented In 1884)
National Childrens' Memorial Day
First Christmas Seals Issued In 1907
by the Dixie Chicks debut 12/09/2002
December 9, 1965 Director: Bill Melendez Starring: (voice) Peter Robbins, Bill Melendez, Chris Doran, Christopher Shea, Katherine Steinberg This film made for TV is the unstoppable force in Christmas lore of America. Even after 50 years we cannot help but empathise with Charlie Brown and his Christmas angst. Charlie Brown treatise on materialism sways Lucy to advise he direct the Christmas Pageant, and the diminutive director finds a struggle to keep the Christmas spirit unending. His line 'I killed it, I killed Christmas!' really points it home, but Linus is there to remind us of the true meaning of the Christmas spirit and Charlie Brown's friends come through to save the day, and rally around the Christmas tree to sing Hark The Herald Angels Sing. Get 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' on Amazon .http://youtu.be/34POOFRtHHc
premiered December 9, 1941 Los Angeles CA, editors pick scariest flicks of all time