80 Years Ago—Dec. 24, 1940: US refuses to admit Jewish refugees, believing it will lead to expulsion of all Jews from Europe.
Bonus Christmas ration is distributed in Germany—26 ounces of rice & vegetables, 1 pound of sugar, coffee, and jam.
75 Years Ago—Dec. 24, 1945: President Truman lights the National Community Christmas Tree in Washington, DC, lit for the first time since 1941.