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 - Ken Stabler
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1945: Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Ken Stabler, who led the Oakland Raiders to victory in Super Bowl XI and was NFL league MVP in 1974, is born in Foley, Alabama. Stabler was also a four-time Pro Bowler, led the NFL in passing touchdowns in 1974 and 1976 and won a college national championship in 1965 with Alabama. He died of colon cancer on July 8, 2015, at the age of 69.

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