"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.
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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