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On this day: December 26

Published On: Dec 24 2012 07:00:54 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 26 2013 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 - Jason Robards
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2000: Actor Jason Robards, best known for such movie roles as "All the President's Men" (pictured), "Julia" and "Melvin and Howard," dies of lung cancer at the age of 78 in Bridgeport, Conn.

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