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)