16th December 1899
Sir Noel Coward, British playwright, composer, actor and director, was born. 125 years
24th December 1914
WWI - Christmas Day Truce, on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day soldiers from both sides ventured into "no man's land", where they mingled and exchanged food and cigarettes. 110 years.
26th December 2004
The earthquake in the Indian ocean, creating the tsunami that hit South-East Asia. 20 years.
28th December 2004
Susan Sontag, American writer and filmmaker, professor and political activist, died. 20 years.

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