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.
1959: Rock musician Paul Westerberg, best known as the former lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of The Replacements in the 1980s, is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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