The Winter Olympics are born, the Battle of the Bulge comes to an end, Charles Manson is found guilty, the Iran hostages arrive home, and Egypt begins rising up, all on this day.
1759: Poet Robert Burns, widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland, is born in Ayrshire, Scotland. Burns' poem "Auld Lang Syne" has become a New Year's Eve tradition and he is also known for poems such as "A Red, Red Rose," "To a Mouse," "A Man's A Man for A' That," "Scots Wha Hae" and "The Battle of Sherramuir."
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