Charles, Prince of Wales

This Day in History: Dec. 9

This Day in History: Dec. 9

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. 

1975:...