On this day: December 26

Published On: Dec 24 2012 07:00:54 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 26 2014 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 - Rashomon
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1951: The Japanese crime drama "Rashomon," starring Toshiro Mifune and directed by Akira Kurosawa, makes its U.S. debut. The movie, which depicts a crime through the widely differing accounts of four witnesses, introduced Kurosawa and the cinema of Japan to Western audiences and earned the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1952.

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