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.
1862: Four nuns serving as volunteer nurses on board the USS Red Rover become the first female nurses on a U.S. Navy hospital ship.
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