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 - Richard Widmark
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1914: Actor Richard Widmark, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his debut movie role in 1947's "Kiss of Death," is born in Sunrise Township, Minnesota. He's also known for his roles in movies such as "Panic in the Streets," "Night and the City," "No Way Out," "The Alamo," "Judgment at Nuremberg" and "How the West Was Won." He died at age 93 on March 24, 2008.

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