AMERICAN REVOLUTION Patriots are defeated at Quebec, 1775
AUTOMOTIVE Henry Ford publishes the last issue of the Dearborn Independent,1927
COLD WAR United States ends official relations with Nationalist China, 1978
CRIME Subway vigilante turns himself in, 1984
DISASTER Baseball star dies in plane crash, 1972
GENERAL INTEREST Charter granted to the East India Company, 1600
HOLLYWOOD Anthony Hopkins born,1937
LITERARY Pete Hamill quits drinking, 1972
MUSIC Rick Nelson dies in a plane crash, 1985
OLD WEST John Denver born in New Mexico, 1943
PRESIDENTIAL Kennedy and Khrushchev exchange holiday greetings, 1961
SPORTS Plane carrying Roberto Clemente crashes, 1972
VIETNAM WAR Bloodiest year of the war ends, 1968
WORLD WAR I American general and diplomat George C. Marshall is born, 1880
WORLD WAR II Hungary declares war on Germany, 1944
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2013 names predicted: Kindle, Pearl, Roy AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 30 (UPI) — A baby-naming website says it predicts next year popular U.S. infant names will include: Hashtag, Tweet, Android and Pearl, Florence, Nellie and Eleanor.
Survey: Italians stay home for New Year’s ROME, Dec. 30 (UPI) — An Italian business association says its survey indicates more than eight in 10 Italians will stay home on New Year’s Eve for financial or other reasons.
17-foot python spotted, killed in Florida ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 30 (UPI) — A 17-foot Burmese python shocked a family when it slithered into a picnic area in Florida.
Dog crate thieves halt pet adoptionsATLANTA, Dec. 30 (UPI) — Thieves halted efforts to get some 40 homeless dogs new homes for the holidays in the Atlanta-area, pet rescue officials said.
Swearing woman freed from jail NILES, Mich., Dec. 30 (UPI) — A Michigan woman jailed over the Christmas holiday for swearing as she left a court clerk’s office has been released on bond, officials said.
Orphaned orangutan dies in Milwaukee zoo MILWAUKEE, Dec. 30 (UPI) — Zookeepers are mourning the loss of Muhal, a 5-year-old orangutan so popular the red-haired ape had his own Facebook page.