Today in History: December 31

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Today in History: December 31

December 31, 2013 Updated Dec 31, 2013 at 11:20 AM CDT

Take a look at the video below to find out important happenings from this day in history.

Included: Thomas Edison demonstrates light bulb; The United States winds down the Marshall Plan; Actor Anthony Hopkins, composer Jule Styne and musician Donna Summer are born.