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On this day: December 26

POSTED: 05:00 PM PST Dec 24, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 25, 2013 

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 - Harry Truman
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Harry S. Truman Library

1972: Harry S. Truman, the 33rd president of the United States, dies of multiple organ failure at the age of 88 in Kansas City, Mo.

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