On this day: December 25

Published On: Dec 23 2012 12:30:23 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 25 2014 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 - Charlie Chaplin
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1977: Actor and film director Charlie Chaplin, a silent film star who became one of the world's biggest celebrities before World War I, dies in his sleep from the complications of a stroke at the age of 88 in Vevey, Switzerland.

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