Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1776 – Thomas Paine publishes one of a series of pamphlets in the Pennsylvania Journal titled ‘The American Crisis’ (More info)

1777 – George Washington’s Continental Army goes into winter quarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania (More info)

1941 – Adolf Hitler becomes Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the German Army (More info)

1997 – James Cameron’s epic drama ‘Titanic’ opens in theaters and goes on to become the highest-grossing movie in history (More info)

1998 – After nearly 14 hours of debate, the House of Representatives approves two articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton (More info)


It's also National Oatmeal Muffin Day, Chocolate Pizza Day, and E-mail Santa Claus Just in Case He Didn't Get Your Letter Day