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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 - Indian Ocean tsunami
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U.S. Navy

2004: A 9.3 magnitude earthquake creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives and many other areas around the rim of the Indian Ocean, killing more than 230,000 people in one of the deadliest natural disasters in history.

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