"Silent Night" is first performed, the Library of Congress burns, NORAD begins tracking Santa, and man orbits the Moon for the first time, all on this day.
1974: Television host and radio personality Ryan Seacrest, best known as the host of "American Idol" and for his nationally syndicated radio show, is born in Dunwoody, Ga.
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