December 5

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What happened on December 5?

Master of the pencil, Walt Disney, was born on this cartoony day in 1901. What a legend!

It is the very same date that auctioneer James Christie holds his first sale in London in 1766. His auction firm soon became the world leader and has been selling all sorts of items since.

Possibly one of the few things that have not passed Christie’s auction table is soil. Yes, the very thing we walk on and build on. Soil. Take a moment to thank it. On World Soil Day.

Avianca, Colombia’s national airline, is more in touch with the sky than soil and we wish it a wonderful airy anniversary!

Also celebrating is Woolworths. Australia’s iconic chain of grocery stores.

And what do masters of the voice Jose Carreras (*1946), Grace Moore (*1898) and Little Richard (*1932) have in store for us on this beautiful December day?

Well, they cheer on snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan (*1975) who is potting yet another ‘century’ on the table!


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