On this day: December 24

Published On: Dec 22 2012 12:13:40 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 24 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

"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.

OTD December 24 - Jack Klugman
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2012: Actor Jack Klugman, best known for his TV roles as messy sportswriter Oscar Madison in "The Odd Couple" and as a Los Angeles County medical examiner in "Quincy, M.E.," dies of prostate cancer at age 90 in Los Angeles.

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