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Day in History, Daily Briefing, Dec. 26, 2011

See what happened today in history and what's happening locally today.

It's Monday, December 26, the 360th day of the year and the first day of Kwanzaa.

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Today's Weather

Monday: Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 44. Northwest wind between 8 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. 

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 23. Calm wind. 

Events & Reminders

Today in History

1799: Four thousand people attend George Washington's funeral where Henry Lee declares him as "first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen."

1871: Gilbert and Sullivan collaborate for the first time on their lost opera, Thespis. It does modestly well, but the two would not collaborate again for four years.

1919: Babe Ruth is traded from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees.

1941: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.

1996: Six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey is found dead in the basement of her family's home in Boulder, CO.

Weather information taken from the National Weather Service. Today in History compiled from Wikipedia and other sources.

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