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 - To Kill a Mockingbird
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1962: The movie adaptation of the book "To Kill a Mockingbird," starring Gregory Peck and Robert Duvall, premieres in Los Angeles. The film would go on to earn eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Cinematography, winning three: Best Actor for Peck, Best Art Direction and Best Adapted Screenplay.

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