Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1851 – The first YMCA in North America is established in Montreal, Quebec (More info)

1935 – Walter Liggett, American newspaper editor and muckraker, is killed in gangland murder (More info)

1958 – The John Birch Society is founded in the United States (More info)

1965 – 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' debuts on CBS, airing every year since (More info)

1979 – The eradication of the smallpox virus is certified, making it the first human disease driven to extinction (More info)

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