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These articles are about historic events during the month of December.

Amy Fisher- Long Island Lolita star
In 1992, Amy Fisher, only 17 years old, shocked the world by shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco in the head. Mary’s crime? She was married to the man Amy had taken on as a lover. After serving seven years, how has Amy’s life changed?

Andrew Johnson Born December 29 star
Andrew Johnson was the first president to be impeached and the president with the least amount of education. Will he be remembered fairly in our history books?

Bernard Goetz Becomes a Questionable Hero star
Four rowdy men approached Bernard Goetz in a subway car. His reaction was to pull out an unlicensed gun and shoot all four of them. Some people praised him as a hero, and others believed he wasn't any better than the hoodlums that attacked him.

Harry Chapin Born Dec 7 star
Story telling folk singer Harry Chapin was born on December 7, 1942. Despite the fact that he died in a tragic car accident at the young age of 39 he had a full well rounded career of film making and song writing and performing.

History of Christmas star
Christians celebrate Christmas to honor when Jesus Christ was born. However, you may be surprised to see why we celebrate it on December 25. Check out the article for this day in history - December 25

Roger Maris dies Dec 14, 1985 star
Roger Maris broke the long standing Babe Ruth record of most home runs batted in per season. Although a talented athlete, he was not always recognized for his hard work and talent. He died on December 14, 1985 of Hodgkin's lymphoma.

US Declares War on Japan star
The United States of America was united and strong in their declaration of war on Japan December 8, 1941, but their defense were inadequate. Japan had wiped out their battleships when they attacked Pearl Harbor. The US was fragile and angry.

Walt Disney Dies of Lung Cancer star
Walter Disney created Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy and gave them life. He also brought fun and imagination into our life with his creation of animated musicals and theme parks.

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