On the 31st December 1947 the last day commemoration for WW2 by Commonwealth War Graves Commission occured.
On the 30th December 1922 the USSR was created.
On the 29th December 1940 ‘The Blitz’ bravery of Signalman Robert Tinto earned him a George Medal.
On 27th December 1917 the Military Division of the Order of the British Empire was instituted in part to recognise civilians and the working classes.
On the 26th December 1791 computer pioneer Charles Babbage was born.