On this day: December 25

Published On: Dec 23 2012 12:30:23 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 25 2015 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 - Sissy Spacek
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1949: Actress Sissy Spacek, an Oscar-winner for 1980's "Coal Miner's Daughter," is born in Quitman, Texas. Spacek has also appeared in movies such as "Badlands," "Carrie," "Missing," "The River" and "In the Bedroom."

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