James Cook found Christmas Island today (1777). Also, the Treaty of Ghent ended the War of 1812 (1814), the Eggnog Riot broke out at West Point (1823), NORAD first tracked Santa’s sleigh (1950), and Apollo 8 entered lunar orbit (1968). And the District of Columbia gained home rule (1973).

Greetings and social banter here.

Good morning! ::hugggggs::