On this day: December 26

POSTED: 05:00 PM PST Dec 24, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 25, 2015 

Congress memorializes George Washington, Babe Ruth's contract is sold to the Yankees, Kwanzaa is celebrated for the first time, and a killer tsunami rolls across the Indian Ocean, all on this day.

OTD December 26 - The Philadelphia Story
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1940: The screwball comedy "The Philadelphia Story," starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Jimmy Stewart and Ruth Hussey and directed by George Cukor, premieres in New York City. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, winning two: Stewart for Best Actor and Donald Ogden Stewart for Best Adapted Screenplay. It would also prove a success at the box office, finishing as the fifth highest-earning movie of 1941.


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