Orthodox Christmas (the churches of Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Serbia, Montenegro, the Republic of Macedonia, and the Republic of Moldova still follow the Julian calendar, for some reason)
Cambodia Victory Day – see 9th November
Gallileo discovers Jupiter’s Gallilean moons (1610)
The first transatlantic telephone service from New York to London is established in 1927 – make a telephone.
Nanakusa-no-seku (a festival in which Japanese put their Christmas decorations away and eat 7-herb porridge for good luck – in the UK you could use sage, rosemary, parsley, thyme, winter savory and bay to make a bouquet garni)
Tricolore Day (Italy – so eat a margarita pizza or have mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil salad)