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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 - Washington crosses Delaware
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1776: George Washington and the Continental Army cross the Delaware River at night to attack Hessian forces serving Great Britain at Trenton, N.J., the next day.

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