On this day: December 31

POSTED: 02:25 AM PST Dec 29, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 30, 2013 

Times Square holds its first New Year's Eve celebration, the board game Monopoly is patented, "Calvin and Hobbes" say goodbye, and the U.S. relinquishes control of the Panama Canal, all on this day.

OTD December 31 - Barbra Streisand
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1993: Barbra Streisand performs her first paid concert in more than two decades, singing to a sellout crowd at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas.

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