"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.
2002: Laci Peterson is reported missing from her Modesto, California, home, by her husband, Scott, who was later convicted of murdering her and their unborn son and sentenced to death.
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