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Calendar for December 18th, 2013

Every Year

  • International Migrants Day

  • 1780s

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

  • 1830s

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

  • 1860s

  • Born 1860: Edward MacDowell (composer)

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

  • 1880s

  • Born 1886: Ty Cobb (baseball player)

  • 1890s

  • 1895: National Anti-Saloon League was founded

  • 1910s

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

  • Born 1916: Betty Grable (actress)

  • 1930s

  • 1932: Civil rights activist Rosa McCauley married Raymond Parks

  • 1940s

  • Born 1946: Steven Spielberg (director)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1963: Brad Pitt (actor)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1978: Katie Holmes (actress)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1980: Christina Aguilera (singer)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1997: Chris Farley (actor)

  • 2000s

  • 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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