Monthly Archives: December 2015

Actor, musician Ricky Nelson killed in plane crash 30 years ago this hour (Dec 31 1985)


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(Tuesday, December 31, 1985, 5:14 p.m. CST, New Year’s Eve)Ricky Nelson, who gained childhood fame on his parents’ radio and television programs and went on to became one of rock-and-roll’s earliest teen-age idols, was killed today along with his fiancee and five other people when his DC-3 plane crashed in flames near De Kalb, Texas. Continue reading Actor, musician Ricky Nelson killed in plane crash 30 years ago this hour (Dec 31 1985)

Continental Army General Richard Montgomery killed in Battle of Quebec 240 years ago today (Dec 31 1775)


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(Sunday, December 31, 1775, New Year’s Eve; during the Battle of Quebec (1775), part of American Revolutionary War and the American Revolution) — The British repulsed an attack by Continental Army generals Richard Montgomery and Benedict Arnold this morning at the Battle of Quebec (1775) in Quebec City, present-day Canada; Montgomery, 37, was killed.