ON THIS DAY IN ...
TODAY IS... N.HEMISPHERE WINTER SOLSTICE 1846: Robert Liston used anaesthetic (ether) for the first time in a British operation at University College Hospital, London, to perform an amputation of a leg.
1879: The first performance took place of Ibsen's A Doll's House at the Royal Theatre, Copenhagen. 1937: Walt Disney's Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated cartoon with colour and sound, was premiered in the USA.
1945: American war hero General George 'Old Blood and Guts' Patton died as the result of a car crash.
1988: Terrorists blew up a Pan-Am jumbo jet which crashed on top of the Scottish town of Lockerbie. The plane was en route from London to New York when it exploded, killing all 259 people on board and 11 people on the ground. 1989: US troops invaded Panama to oust dictator Manuel Noriega.
TODAY IS... N.HEMISPHERE WINTER SOLSTICE