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 - Jared Leto
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1971: Singer-songwriter and actor Jared Leto, the lead singer of the band Thirty Seconds to Mars also known for roles in movies such as "Fight Club," "Requiem for a Dream," "American Psycho" and "Dallas Buyers Club," is born in Bossier City, Louisiana. His performance in "Dallas Buyers Club" earned him an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

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