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Last Civil War Veteran Dies at 117

December 20, 2009 |  8:00 am
Dec. 20, 1959, Peanuts

Dec. 20, 1959: “Peanuts” characters not only discuss Christmas, but they go to church.

Dec. 20, 1959, Christmas Decorations 

W.N. Chandler decorates his home at 13060 Otsego St. for Christmas.

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13060 Otsego St., Sherman Oaks, via Google maps’ street view.

Dec. 20, 1959, Civil War Veteran
“What do you mean ‘what is a forager?’ I stole food, that’s what,” Walter Williams said. 

Dec. 20, 1959, Civil War Veteran Dies

Williams first made his claim as a veteran when he filed for a Texas Civil War pension in 1932.

Dec. 20, 1959, Gun Clock

Oh, here’s what I want for my room!

Dec. 20, 1959, Shah

Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi of Iran forbids the ritual sacrifice of animals along the route to his palace wedding out of consideration for his bride, Farah Diba.

Dec. 20, 1959, Iron Lung

The Mary MacArthur Memorial Respirator Center was named in honor of the daughter of Helen Hayes and Charles MacArthur, who died of polio. 
Dec. 20, 1959, Gambling Raid 

A raid on a purported gambling establishment captures eight Valley housewives playing panguini.

Dec. 20, 1959, Home Hair Dryer
For the lady on your list.

Dec. 20, 1959, Gallup Poll
Lyndon Johnson is the leading presidential candidate among Southern Democratic voters, a Gallup poll finds.

Dec. 20, 1959, Remington

Primitive electric shavers – headed for the back of the closet by January. 
Dec. 20, 1959, Movies
Hm. “Suddenly Last Summer” or “The Miracle?”

Dec. 20, 1959, Sports
Sports editor Paul Zimmerman profiles Wisconsin coach Milt Bruhn, in town for the Rose Bowl.