On this day: December 6

Published On: Dec 05 2012 11:00:14 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 06 2015 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 - Maltese Falcon
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Warner Bros. Pictures

1994: One of the falcon props from the 1941 Humphrey Bogart movie "The Maltese Falcon" is auctioned for $398,500 to Ronald Winston, president of the New York-based Harry Winston jewelry chain. At that time, it was the highest price paid for a film prop.

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