1901 – Battle at Tweefontein: British force camped on a hill is surprised by a Boer attack at 2am

1914 – Legendary “Christmas Truce” takes place on the battlefields of WWI between British and German troops.
Instead of fighting, soldiers exchange gifts and play football.

1941 – Japan announces surrender of British-Canadian garrison at Hong Kong.

1941 – Japanese aircraft carriers Akagi/Kagu back in Kure, Japan.

1942 – Russian artillery/tank battle on German armies at Stalingrad

1962 – USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1979 – USSR airlifts invasionary army to Afghanistan

2004 – Cassini orbiter releases Huygens probe which successfully landed on Saturn’s moon Titan on January 14, 2005.

2009 – Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab unsuccessfully attempts a terrorist attack against the US while on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253