In 1965, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” the first animated TV special featuring characters from the “Peanuts” comic strip by Charles M. Schulz, was first broadcast on CBS.
1854: Alfred, Lord Tennyson's famous poem, “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” was published in England.
1911: An explosion inside the Cross Mountain coal mine near Briceville, Tennessee, killed 84 workers. (Five were rescued.)
1940: British troops opened their first major offensive in North Africa during World War II.
1962: The Petrified Forest in Arizona was designated a national park.