On this day: December 25

POSTED: 10:30 PM PST Dec 22, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 24, 2013 

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 - Dean Martin
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1995: Singer and actor Dean Martin, known for being a member of the "Rat Pack" and for his partnership with Jerry Lewis, dies of acute respiratory failure resulting from emphysema at the age of 78 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Some of Martin's hit singles included "That's Amore," "Everybody Loves Somebody," "You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You," "Volare" and "Ain't That a Kick in the Head?"

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