on this day … 12/23


On this day in 1888, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, suffering from severe depression, cuts off the lower part of his left ear with a razor while staying in Arles, France.He later documented the event in a painting titled Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear. Today, Van Gogh is regarded as an artistic… read more »
AMERICAN REVOLUTION
1783
George Washington resigns as commander in chief »
AUTOMOTIVE
1982
Road contamination prompts evacuation of town »
CIVIL WAR
1862
Davis declares Butler a felon »
COLD WAR
1968
Crew of USS Pueblo released by North Korea »
CRIME
1984
Bernhard Goetz goes on the lam »
2009
“Balloon Boy” parents sentenced in Colorado »
DISASTER
1972
Earthquake rocks Managua »
GENERAL INTEREST
1620
Construction of Plymouth settlement begins »
1948
Japanese war criminals hanged in Tokyo »
1986
Voyager completes global flight »
TRENDING TOPICS
HOLLYWOOD
1993
Hanks stars in first major Hollywood movie about AIDS »
LITERARY
1912
French magazine rejects Remembrance of Things Past »
MUSIC
1959
Chuck Berry is arrested on Mann Act charges in St. Louis, Missouri »
OLD WEST
1829
Prince Wurttemberg explores the West »
PRESIDENTIAL
1946
Truman considers amnesty for draft dodgers »
SPORTS
1972
Harris makes Immaculate Reception »
VIETNAM WAR
1966
Francis Cardinal Spellman visits South Vietnam »
1972
Operation Linebacker II continues »
WORLD WAR I
1915
Vera Brittain loses fiance at Western Front »
WORLD WAR II
1944
The execution of Eddie Slovik is authorized »
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