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Daily Almanac: Dec. 9, 2021

Sunrise/Sunset

RISE: 7:58 a.m.

SET: 5:22 p.m.

High/Low Temperatures

High: 48 °F

Low: 25 °F

Wacky Holiday Today

• Christmas Card Day

• National Llama Day

What Happened On This Day

• 1979 Smallpox declared eradicated

• 1965 Charlie Brown Christmas makes airs for the first time on television

Births On This Day

• 1608 John Milton

English poet

• 1934 Judi Dench

English actress

Deaths On This Day

• 2012 Patrick Moore

English astronomer

• 1998 Archie Moore

American boxer