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.
1954: Hall of Fame baseball player Ozzie Smith, a 13-time Gold Glove winner who set major league records for career assists (8,375) and double plays (1,590) by a shortstop, is born in Mobile, Alabama. Smith played 19 seasons in the MLB, mostly with the St. Louis Cardinals, winning a World Series in 1982.
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