On this day: December 23

Posted: 11:11 PM EST Dec 04, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EST Dec 23, 2014

George Washington resigns his commission, "Twas the Night Before Christmas" is published, the World Trade Center tops out as the world's tallest building, and the Rutan Voyager completes its historic around-the-world flight, all on this day.

OTD December 23 - Victor Borge
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2000: Danish-American comedian, conductor and pianist Victor Borge, beloved for his live and televised musical comedy performances, dies peacefully in his sleep at age 91 in Greenwich, Connecticut.


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