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These Are The Results For The Week Of December 24 – December 30

The Canadian minesweeper Clayoquot is torpedoed by U-806 off Halifax. Seventy-six survive. Eight perish.

Apollo 8 safely orbits the moon.

Hong Kong surrenders to the Japanese.

An al Qaida-trained operative attempts to blow up a U.S. passenger plane with explosives hidden in his underwear.

A naval blockade of Chesapeake and Delaware bays is proclaimed by Great Britain.

Approximately 230,000 die as a tsunami, triggered by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake beneath the Indian Ocean, slams into the coastlines of more than a dozen countries.

The Canadian destroyer St. Laurent and corvettes Battleford, Chilliwack and Napanee sink U-356 in the North Atlantic while escorting a westbound convoy. Credit for the sinking only comes after the war.

France completes testing of its third atomic bomb blast.

No. 446 SAM Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force is the first of two units to be equipped with the new Bomarc surface-to-air missile. The missile is a response to the perceived threat that a growing fleet of Soviet bombers poses. No. 446 Sqdn. is stationed at North Bay, Ont.

Cigarette smoking is prohibited on domestic air flights.

Germany begins dropping fire bombs on London, England.

Royal Canadian Air Force Flight Lieutenant Richard Joseph Audet of 411 Squadron shoots down five German planes in one action.

In Ottawa, Winston Churchill delivers an inspirational speech that helps galvanize wartime resolve.


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