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On this day: December 23

POSTED: 10:11 PM CST Dec 04, 2013    UPDATED: 01:00 AM CST Dec 23, 2013 

George Washington resigns his commission, "Twas the Night Before Christmas" is published, the World Trade Center tops out as the world's tallest building, and the Rutan Voyager completes its historic around-the-world flight, all on this day.

OTD December 23 - George Washington
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1783: George Washington resigns his commission as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army to Congress, which was meeting at the Maryland State House in Annapolis. This action was of great significance in establishing civilian, rather than military rule, leading to a republic, rather than a dictatorship.

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