2nd December 1863
Charles Ringling, American circus owner, is born. 150 years.
6th December 1988
Roy Orbison, singer of Pretty Woman, dies of heart attack at 52. 25 years.
18th December 1863
Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria, is born. 150 years.
18th December 1913
Willy Brandt, German Chancellor, is born. 100 years.
25th December 1763
Claude Chappe, French engineer, created the first practical telecommunications system, is born. 250 years.
27th December 1923
Gustave Eiffel, a French structural engineer who designed the Eiffel Tower and the statue of liberty, dies. 90 years.
28th December 1713
Abbe Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, astronomer who mapped the Southern Hemisphere, is born. 300 years.
31st December 1838
Emile Loubet, 8th president of France, is born. 175 years.
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