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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 - Denver Pyle
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1997: Actor Denver Pyle, best known for playing Briscoe Darling on "The Andy Griffith Show" and Uncle Jesse in "The Dukes of Hazzard," dies of lung cancer at the age of 77 in Burbank, Calif.

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