On this day: December 26

Published On: Dec 24 2012 07:00:54 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 26 2015 01:00:00 AM CST

Congress memorializes George Washington, Babe Ruth's contract is sold to the Yankees, Kwanzaa is celebrated for the first time, and a killer tsunami rolls across the Indian Ocean, all on this day.

OTD December 26 - The Beatles
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Capitol Records

1963: Capitol Records releases the Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" backed with "I Saw Her Standing There." It would eventually become the group's first American No. 1 single.

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