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December 23


1947   The transistor is first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories

1954   The first successful human kidney transplant is performed by Dr. Joseph E. Murray

1972   The famous football play, the Immaculate Reception, takes place when Franco Harris scores a touchdown on a pass thrown by Terry Bradshaw

1986   The Voyager becomes the first aircraft to fly non-stop around the world.

Famous Birthdays:

1867   Madam C.J. Walker (Entrepreneur)

1777   Alexander I (Tsar of Russia)

1805   Joseph Smith (Founder of the Mormons)

1944   Wesley Clark (US General)

1946   Susan Lucci (Soap Opera Actress)

1964   Eddie Vedder (Lead singer Pearl Jam)

1971   Corey Haim (Actor)

1976   Brad Lidge (Baseball player)

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