19th December 1915
Édith Piaf, French singer and icon also known as “The Little Sparrow,” is born. 100 years
26th December 1890
Heinrich Schliemann, archeologist who uncovered the city of Troy, dies. 125 years.
28th December 1065
Westminster Abbey is consecrated. 950 years.
28th December 1950
The Peak District becomes the United Kingdom's first National Park. 60 years.
29th December 1940
In The Second Great Fire of London, the Luftwaffe fire-bombs London, killing almost 200 civilians. 65 years.
30th December 1865
The English writer Rudyard Kipling is born. He is best known for his children stories. 150 years.

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