On this day: December 26

POSTED: 8:00 PM Dec 24 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Dec 26 2015

Congress memorializes George Washington, Babe Ruth's contract is sold to the Yankees, Kwanzaa is celebrated for the first time, and a killer tsunami rolls across the Indian Ocean, all on this day.

OTD December 26 - Teena Marie
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2010: Singer-songwriter Teena Marie, whose success in R&B and soul earned her the nickname "Ivory Queen of Soul," dies of natural causes at the age of 54 in Pasadena, California. She was best known for such funk-infused 1980s hits as "I Need Your Lovin'" and "Lovergirl."

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