On this day: December 6

POSTED: 9:00 PM PST December 5, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST December 5, 2013 
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer TV special

Harriet Tubman escapes slavery, the capstone is set on the Washington Monument, the TV special "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" debuts, and Roy Orbison passes away, all on this day.