This was 358th day of the year and 8 days remained in the year.
George Washington resigned as commander-in-chief of the U.S. Army.
The poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" ("'Twas the night before Christmas"), written by either Clement C. Moore or Maj. Henry Livingston, Jr., was published in the Troy Sentinel of New York.
Hideki Tojo and six other Japanese war leaders were executed.
Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager completed the first non-stop, around-the-world flight without refueling aboard the experimental airplane Voyager.
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