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Thursday, December 18, 2014

This is 352nd day of the year and 0 days remain in the year.


December 18 Birthdays

Steven Spielberg
1946–, American Film Director.

Paul Klee
artist (1879)

Ty Cobb
baseball player (1886)

Edwin Armstrong
engineer and radio inventor (1890)

Fletcher Henderson
jazz composer and pianist (1897)

Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.
air force general (1912)

Willy Brandt
political leader (1913)

Betty Grable
actress (1916)

Ossie Davis
actor, director, screenwriter (1917)

Ramsey Clark
attorney general (1927)

Keith Richards
musician, songwriter (1943)

Ray Liotta
actor (1954)

Brad Pitt
actor (1963)

DMX
rapper (1970)

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario
tennis player (1971)

Katie Holmes
actor (1978)

Christina Aguilera
singer (1980)

December 18 in History

1737

Violin maker Antonio Stradivari died in Cremona, Italy.

1787

New Jersey became the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

1865

Slavery was abolished with the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.

1892

Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker Suite" premiered at St. Petersburg's Maryinksy Theatre.

1944

The Supreme Court upheld the wartime internment of Japanese-Americans.

1956

Japan was admitted to the United Nations.

1957

The Shippingport Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania became the first civilian nuclear facility to generate electricity in the United States.

1969

The British Parliament abolished the death penalty for murder.

2000

George W. Bush received 271 votes in the delayed Electoral College balloting.

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