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1776

George Washington defeated the Hessians at Trenton.

1865

James H. Nason received a patent for a coffee percolator.

1966

The first Kwanzaa is celebrated.

1972

The 33rd president of the United States, Harry S. Truman, died in Kansas City, Mo.

1985

Zoologist Dian Fossey was found murdered in Rwanda.

1996

JonBenet Ramsey was found murdered in her Boulder, Colo., home.

2004

In the Indian Ocean, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, the largest in 40 years, triggered a tsunami that ultimately killed more than 280,000.

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