Johann Sylvan executed for Unitarian beliefs

December 23, 1572 Heidelberg, Germany Reformed German theologian Johann Sylvan is executed for publishing antitrinitarian literature Sylvan had published a thesis entitled "True Christian Confession of the Ancient Faith of the One True God and of Messiah Jesus of the True Christ, against the Three-Person Idol and the Two-Natured False Deity of the Antichrist," an…

Woman throws mother’s severed head at capitol

December 23, 1978 The Tennessean (Nashville, TN) runs an article about a woman in Trenton, New Jersey who decapitated her mother, stabbed a small American flag into the neck, placed it in a plastic bag, rammed her car into the capitol building, and threw the package out of the vehicle's window while yelling "Merry Christmas.…