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To­day is Satur­day, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2018. There are 23 days left in the year.

In 1813, Beethoven’s Sym­phony No. 7 in A Ma­jor, Op. 92, was first per­formed in Vienna, with Beethoven him­self con­duct­ing.

In 1854, Pope Pius IX pro­claimed the Catholic dogma of the Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion, which holds that Mary, the mother of Je­sus, was free of orig­i­nal sin from the mo­ment of her own con­cep­tion.

In 1863, Pres­i­dent Abra­ham Lin­coln is­sued his Procla­ma­tion of Amnesty and Re­con­struc­tion for the South.

In 1972, a United Air­lines Boe­ing 737 crashed while at­tempt­ing to land at Chicagomid­way Air­port, killing 43 of the 61 peo­ple on board, as well as two peo­ple on the ground.

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