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November 30, 2017

* On Dec. 13, 1776, American Gen. Charles Lee leaves his army, riding in search of female sociability at Widow White’s Tavern, even though Gen. George Washington repeatedly urged Lee to reinforce Washington’s position on the Delaware River. British soldiers captured Lee at the tavern two days later.

* On Dec. 17, 1843, Charles Dickens’ classic story “A Christmas Carol” is published. Dickens’ father was thrown into debtors’ prison in 1824, and 12-year-old Charles was sent to work in a factory. Dickens wrote about the miserable treatment of children and the institution of the d...

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