Mark Twain is born, Lucy and Desi elope, civil war breaks out in Palestine, Bing and Bowie sing a Christmas duet, and Michael Jackson's "Thriller" is released, all on this day.
1872: The first-ever international soccer match takes place at the Hamilton Crescent cricket ground in Glasgow, Scotland, between Scotland and England. The game ended in a goalless draw and was watched by a crowd of 4,000. Pictured is an illustration of the game.
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