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 - Barbara Mandrell
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1948: Singer-songwriter and actress Barbara Mandrell, known for a series of Top 10 hits and TV shows that made her one of country music's top stars in the 1970s and 1980s, is born in Houston, Texas. Her No. 1 country hits include "Sleeping Single in a Double Bed," "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right," "Years," "I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool," "'Till You're Gone" and "One of a Kind, Pair of Fools." She's seen here in 1986.

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