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)