Monthly Archives: December 2012

It happened on this day…

On this day in 1843 – “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens was published. Advertisements

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It happened on this day…

On this day in 1989 – “The Simpsons” premieres on TV.

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On this day in 1913 – The “Mona Lisa” painting, stolen in 1911 from the Louvre in Paris, was recovered in Florence, Italy.

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On this day in 1961 – At the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau,” which had been hung upside-down for 46 days, was righted.

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It happened on this day …

On this day in 1953 – The first issue of “Playboy” magazine was published by Hugh Hefner; it featured Marilyn Monroe as the centerfold.

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