Today in History: December 23

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Today in History: December 23

December 23, 2013 Updated Dec 23, 2013 at 11:33 AM CDT

Take a look at the video below to find out important happenings from this day in history.

Included: The Christmas poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" is first published; Former Japanese premier Hideki Tojo is executed; Mormon religion founder Joseph Smith, Jr. Is born; North Korea releases the 82 U.S. Seamen.