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TODAY: MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2018.

On this day

75 YEARS AGO (1943)

We revealed Russian troops had smashed through the Nazi lines at Vitebsk, Belarus, with thousands of enemy soldiers trapped in marshes.

44 YEARS AGO (1974)

Former Labour minister John Stonehouse was found living under a false name in Australia after faking his own death.

50 YEARS AGO (1968)

Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders became the first men to orbit the Moon in Apollo 8.

Today's giggle

What does the Queen call her Christmas broadcast? The One Show!

Birthdays

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson is 27. Pride of Britain presenter Carol Vorderman is 58. Livin' la Vida Loca singer Ricky Martin is 47. Twilight author Stephenie Meyer is 45. And many happy returns to Mirror readers Susanne Zion, of Edgware, North London, who is 50, and Jim Donnelly, from Nuneaton, Warks, 81 today.

If you'd like us to mention the birthday of a loved one, write to Birthdays, Daily Mirror, One Canada Square, London E14 5AP or yourvoice@mirror.co.uk

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Date:Dec 24, 2018
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