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 - Rickey Henderson
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1958: Hall of Fame outfielder Rickey Henderson, widely regarded as the baseball's greatest leadoff hitter and baserunner, is born in Chicago, Illinois. He holds the major-league records for career stolen bases, runs scored, unintentional walks and leadoff home runs.

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