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Mark's Almanac for December 22, 2020

It was on this date in 1944 that four German soldiers approached American lines near Bastogne, Belgium and gave an ultimatum for surrender to Gen. Anthony McAuliffe. McAuliffe's 101st Airborne contingent were encircled by German forces. He famously sent back a message to the German commander that read simply "Nuts!" And it was on this date in 1967, the Graduate appeared in theaters.

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