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 - Janine Turner
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1962: Actress Janine Turner, best known for the TV series "Northern Exposure" and "Strong Medicine," and movies such as "Cliffhanger" and "Leave It to Beaver," is born Janine Loraine Gauntt in Lincoln, Neb. She's seen here addressing the 2012 Republican National Convention.

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