On this day: December 25

Published On: Dec 23 2012 12:30:23 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 25 2013 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 - Larry Csonka
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1946: Pro Football Hall of Fame fullback Larry Csonka, who played most of his career with the Miami Dolphins, is born in Stow, Ohio. Csonka won two championships with the Dolphins, including Super Bowl VII, which completed an undefeated 1972 season for the team, and Super Bowl VIII, in which he was named MVP. He played collegiately at Syracuse University and is also an inductee of the College Football Hall of Fame. He's seen here during a ceremony to retire his number in December 2002.

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