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.
1979: Singer Chris Daughtry, best known as the lead singer of the rock band Daughtry and as the fourth-place contestant on the fifth season of "American Idol," is born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.
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