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 - Humphrey Bogart
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1899: Humphrey Bogart, often considered one of the greatest actors in the history of American cinema, is born in New York City. Some of Bogart's best known movies include "The Maltese Falcon," "The Big Sleep," "Casablanca," "Sabrina," "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre," "The Caine Mutiny" and "The African Queen," the last of which won him an Academy Award for Best Actor. He died of cancer of the esophagus at age 57 on Jan. 14, 1957.

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