On December 26, 1940, seventy-seven years ago today, Hollywood released a smash box office hit that revived the nearly doomed career of one of America's most beloved actresses.

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B014 - A Christmas Carol - December 19, 2017

December 19, 2017

On this date in 1843, Charles Dickens published what would come to be one of his most beloved — and his most adapted — works. Today on Briefly, we explore the backstory of Dickens's "ghostly little book" and look at why it has remained so popular for the last 174 years.

B013 - Bush v Gore - December 12 2017

December 12, 2017

On December 12, 2000, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its decision in Bush v. Gore.

B012 - Killer Fog - December 5, 2017

December 5, 2017

On December 5, 1952 — sixty-five years ago today — a toxic yellow-brown fog engulfed London, bringing the city to a virtual standstill. Five days later, more than 4,000 Londoners were dead.