On this day: December 23

Published On: Dec 04 2013 11:11:46 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 23 2013 02:00:00 AM EST
George Washington resigning his commission, 1783

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.