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 - Melvil Dewey
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1931: Melvil Dewey, the American librarian famous for creating the Dewey Decimal Classification system, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 80 in Lake Placid, Florida.

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