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.
1891: Author Henry Miller, best known for the novels "Tropic of Cancer," "Black Spring" and "Tropic of Capricorn," is born in Manhattan, New York City. He died of circulatory complications at age 88 on June 7, 1980.
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