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The History of O. Henry’s ‘The Gift of the Magi’ | History

Smithsonian
The story begins just before Christmas with a small sum of money: $1.87 to be exact, 60 cents of which was in pennies. For the writer O. Henry, the pittance was enough to launch his most famous work, a fable about poverty, love, and generosity, and also likely covered the......
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After 90 Years, the ‘Flying Santa’ Is Still Dropping Gifts From a Plane | History

Smithsonian
Seamond Ponsart Roberts first learned about Flying Santa when she was 5 years old. In October 1945, her mother, Emma, told her the jolly old fellow would deliver a doll to her by airplane. For the next three months, every time an aircraft flew over the lighthouse they called home,......

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