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.
1966: The Monkees' "I'm a Believer" hits No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it would stay for seven weeks.
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