1941 China declared war against Japan, Germany, and Italy.
1958 The anti-Communist John Birch Society was formed.
1965 "A Charlie Brown Christmas" premiered.
1990 Lech Walesa was elected president of Poland.
1993 U.S. astronauts completed repair work on the Hubble Space Telescope.
1996 Archaeologist and anthropologist Mary Leakey died in Kenya at age 83.