On this day: December 25

Published On: Dec 23 2012 12:30:23 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 25 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

George Washington crosses the Delaware, "To Kill a Mockingbird" premieres, Gorbachev resigns, and passengers on a Christmas flight into Detroit foil the "Underwear Bomber," all on this day.

OTD December 25 - Apollo 8 patch
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1968: Apollo 8 performs the very first successful Trans Earth Injection maneuver, sending the crew and spacecraft on a trajectory back to Earth from lunar orbit.

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