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 - JonBenet Ramsey
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1996: Child beauty pageant queen JonBenét Ramsey, 6, is found murdered in her basement in Boulder, Colorado, eight hours after being reported missing. The case, which after several grand jury hearings remains unsolved, continues to generate public and media interest.


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