On this day: December 23

POSTED: 08:11 PM PST Dec 04, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 22, 2013 
George Washington resigning his commission, 1783

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.