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December 2013

1 Playboy Magazine Turns 60: A Look Back At The Playboy Empire

3 Ozzy Osbourne Turns 65: In Profile

3 On This Day: First SMS Sent; A Look Back At Mobile Phones

10 Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony: A Look Back At Past Winners

13 KEN: 50 Years Since Kenyan Independence

15 80 Years Since The 21st Amendment Ratified: A Look Back At Prohibition

18 Guitarist Keith Richards Turns 70

19 150 Years Since The First FA Match

21 25 Years Since The Lockerbie Bombing

26 On This Day: The 2004 Tsunami

For more archive coverage, bookmark and use our archival calendar as your planning tool for handed selections covering past and present world events, anniversaries, and personalities.

  • 56428905. The 'Singing Bunnies' - Bunny Girl waitresses at the London Playboy Club - perform a song during the club's 'Showtime In The Playroom' spot, circa 1972. The group have recorded an album and are, left to right: Elaine Tulley, Heather Colne, Rosemary Lamb, Julie Ann Smith, Jo Anne Wigley and Karen Parkinson. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
  • 85232960. UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: Photo of Ozzy OSBOURNE; posed, at home with his bulldog Baldrick (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)
  • 96744748. A man using an early mobile phone at the Daily Express offices in London, 20th October 1988. (Photo by John Downing/Getty Images)
  • 3380346. December 1979: Sister Teresa (1910 - 1997) receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
  • 80752385. 1963, Kenya, Africa, Kenya Independence Ceremonies, President Jomo Kenyatta is pictured inspecting a Guard of Honour (Photo by Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images)
  • 57509994. NEW YORK, NY - 1980: Guitarist Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, lounges in his New York City, New York, office during a 1980 portrait session. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
  • 78980291. Sport, Football, pic: 1899, Sheffield United FC, the 1899 English FA,Cup winners, showing the players wearing their medals attached to their watch chains, The successful team that beat Derby County 4-1 at the Crystal Palace was, Billy Foulke, (pictured seated, far right), Thickett, Boyle, Johnson, Morren, Needham, Bennett, Beers, Hedley, Almond, Priest (Photo by Bob Thomas/Popperfoto/Getty Images)
  • 74173787. The early morning scene in Lockerbie after Flight Pan Am 103 crashed into the town, 22nd December 1988. On December 21st, 1988, the Clipper Maid of the Seas was destroyed en route from Heathrow to JFK airport in New York, when a bomb was detonated in its forward cargo hold, scattering victims and debris over an area of 845 square miles. All 259 people on board on board were killed, as well as 11 people in the town of Lockerbie. (Photo by Tom Stoddart/Getty Images)
  • 51908834. SUMATRA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 2: In this handout photo from the U.S. Navy, a view of the landscape a week after a tsunami swept through i seen January 2, 2005 in Sumatra, Indonesia. U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell is to visit Thailand and Indonesia on a tour of damage and relief efforts after the Indian Ocean tsunami that has killed more than 125000 people. (Photo by Patrick M. Bonafede/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)
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