Queen Elizabeth II delivered her 69th Christmas address to the United Kingdom this afternoon.
One of the most popular and eagerly-anticipated British traditions of Christmas Day, the Queen's royal message was aired on BBC One, ITV, Sky One, and Sky News at 3 PM GMT. It was also available to listeners on BBC Radio 4. Additionally, the audience could watch her address online through the Royal Family's YouTube channel and on the RF Facebook page.
On this day in 1901, the legend of animation, one and only Walter Elias Disney was born in Chicago, Illinois.
When he was four, his family moved to a farm in Marceline, a small town in Missouri, where Walt spent most of his childhood together with his parents Elias and Flora Disney, his three brothers: Herbert, Raymond, and Roy, and sister Ruth. He began to draw and paint during his early childhood while still in Marceline, copying the front-page cartoons of Ryan Walker from The Appeal to Reason newspaper.
Today marks the 100th anniversary of Chabua Amirejibi birth.
The prominent Georgian novelist and Soviet-era dissident was born Mzechabuk Amirejibi on 18 November 1921 in Tbilisi, Georgia. He had an elder sister, Rodham, and a younger sister, Natia.
Gela Charkviani, 82, a Georgian diplomat, writer, educator, and television presenter passed away today. Information was announced by his daughter, Theona Charkviani on Instagram.
Gela Charkviani was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, on 1 March 1939 in the family of Candide Charkviani, a leader of the Republic of Georgia in 1938-1952, and Tamar Jaoshvili, an ophthalmologist.