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On This Day December 25

On This Day in history:

1818- "Silent Night" is performed for the first time in a church in Austria.

1939- "A Christmas Carol," by Charles Dickens is read on CBS radio for the first time.

1946- W.C. Fields dies at the age of 66.

1959- A young Ringo Starr, known then as Richard Starkey, received a drum set for Christmas.

1995- Singer Dean Martin dies at age 78,

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