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.
1924: Rod Serling, the creator of "The Twilight Zone," is born in Syracuse, New York. He died at the age of 50 on June 28, 1975, two days after suffering a heart attack on the operating table during open-heart surgery. It was Serling's third heart attack in the span of two months.
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