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Daily Almanac: Dec. 31, 2021

Sunrise/Sunset

RISE: 8:09 a.m.     

SET: 5:32 p.m.

High/Low Temperatures

High: 59 °F

Low: 40 °F

Wacky Holiday Today

• Hogmanay

• No Interruptions Day

• Unlucky Day

What Happened On This Day

• 2009 Both a Blue Moon and lunar eclipse occured on the same day

• 1907 The first annual ball drop at Times Square

• 1909 Manhattan Bridge opens for traffic

Births On This Day

• 1869 Henri Matisse

French painter

• 1977 Psy

Korean singer-songwriter

Deaths On This Day

• 1985 Ricky Nelson

American singer-songwriter

• 2015 Natalie Cole

American singer-songwriter