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On this day: December 24

Published On: Dec 22 2012 12:13:40 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 24 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

"Silent Night" is first performed, the Library of Congress burns, NORAD begins tracking Santa, and man orbits the Moon for the first time, all on this day.

OTD December 24 - Cruise Kidman
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1990: Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman get married in Telluride, Colo. The marriage would last for just over a decade, with the couple's spokeswoman announcing their separation in February 2001.

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