On this day: December 25

POSTED: 10:30 PM PST Dec 22, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 24, 2015 

George Washington crosses the Delaware, "To Kill a Mockingbird" premieres, Gorbachev resigns, and passengers on a Christmas flight into Detroit foil the "Underwear Bomber," all on this day.

OTD December 25 - Rickey Henderson
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1958: Hall of Fame outfielder Rickey Henderson, widely regarded as the baseball's greatest leadoff hitter and baserunner, is born in Chicago, Illinois. He holds the major-league records for career stolen bases, runs scored, unintentional walks and leadoff home runs.


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