"Silent Night" is first performed, the Library of Congress burns, NORAD begins tracking Santa, and man orbits the Moon for the first time, all on this day.
1524: Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese explorer who in 1498 became the first European to reach India by sea, dies of malaria in Cochin, India.
The following five celebrity urban legends will likely live on long into the future, despite the fact that none of them is remotely true.
We often hear the names Angelina Jolie and Madonna when it comes to celebrity adoptions, but several other stars have adopted children, too. In honor of National Adoption Day on Saturday, here's a look at some of them.