Philip Vera Cruz, The Ceauşescus, Gorby Out

On this day: December 25
George Washington and his army cross the Delaware River to attack the Kingdom of Great Britain's Hessian mercenaries in Trenton, New Jersey (1776)

42 Dalits are burned alive in Kilavenmani village, Tamil Nadu, India, a retaliation for a campaign for higher wages by Dalit laborers (1968)

Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as president of the Soviet Union (1991)

b: Philip Vera Cruz (1904); d: Charlie Chaplin (1977), Nicolae and Elena Ceauşescu (1989)

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