This was 264th day of the year and 101 days remained in the year.
The French National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy.
The New York Sun published its famous editorial, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus."
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein was first published.
The People's Republic of China was proclaimed.
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