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Calendar for December 18th, 2012

International Migrants Day

1787: New Jersey became the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution

1839: John William Draper took the first photo of the Moon

Born 1860: Edward MacDowell (composer)

1865: The 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting slavery, went into effect

Born 1886: Ty Cobb (baseball player)

1895: National Anti-Saloon League was founded

1915: U.S. President Woodrow Wilson married Edith B. Galt, a descendent of Pocahontas

Born 1916: Betty Grable (actress)

1932: Civil rights activist Rosa McCauley married Raymond Parks

Born 1946: Steven Spielberg (director)

Born 1963: Brad Pitt (actor)

Born 1978: Katie Holmes (actress)

Born 1980: Christina Aguilera (singer)

Died 1997: Chris Farley (actor)

2005: Giant panda, Basi, celebrated her 25th birthday at China's Fuzhou Zoo. (She far surpassed the normal panda life expectancy of 12 years!)

Died 2006: Joe Barbera (half of the Hanna-Barbera animation team that made cartoon characters such as Tom and Jerry, Yogi Bear, and the Flintstones)

Died 2009: Connie Hines (actress)

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