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On this day: December 6

Published On: Dec 05 2012 11:00:14 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 06 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

Harriet Tubman escapes slavery, the capstone is set on the Washington Monument, the TV special "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" debuts, and Roy Orbison passes away, all on this day.

OTD December 6 - JoBeth Williams
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1948: Actress JoBeth Williams, best known for movies such as "Stir Crazy," "Poltergeist," "The Big Chill," "The Day After" and "Teachers," is born in Houston, Texas.

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