Times Square holds its first New Year's Eve celebration, the board game Monopoly is patented, "Calvin and Hobbes" say goodbye, and the U.S. relinquishes control of the Panama Canal, all on this day.
1869: Painter Henri Matisse, one of the leading figures in modern art, is born in Le Cateau-Cambrésis, Nord, France.
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