Christmas trees don't have to be traditional to look spectacular. In fact, some of the most memorable are anything but.
Fendi "bag bugs" festoon the fashion house's tree at the Hotel de Russie in Rome. Get up close and you'll hear it going "mwah mwah" and making snotty comments in five languages.
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Vivaldi and Bach die, the first hamburger is sold in the U.S., World War I breaks out, a bomber crashes into the Empire State Building, and the Summer Olympics open up in Los Angeles, all on this day.