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On this day: December 31

Published On: Dec 29 2012 04:25:41 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 31 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

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.

OTD December 31 - Joey McIntyre
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1972: Singer-songwriter and actor Joey McIntyre (far left), best known as the youngest member of the boy band New Kids on the Block, is born in Needham, Mass.

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