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 - Anwar Sadat
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Library of Congress

1918: Anwar Sadat, who would go on to become the president of Egypt and share a Nobel Peace Prize with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin in 1978 for the Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty, is born in El Monufia, Egypt. Sadat, seen here with U.S. President Jimmy Carter, would serve as Egypt's president from Oct. 15, 1970, until his assassination on Oct. 6, 1981.


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