TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT Dec. 25, 1818
“Silent Night (Stille Nacht)” was publicly performed for the first time during the Christmas Midnight Mass at the Church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorf, Austria.
ON THIS DATE A.D. 336
The first known commemoration of Christmas on Dec. 25 took place in Rome.
The movie version of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” adapted from the Harper Lee novel and starring Gregory Peck, opened in Los Angeles.
Space shuttle Discovery’s astronauts finished their repair job on the Hubble Space Telescope and released it back into orbit.