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Daily Calendar for Saturday, December 18, 2021

December’s Cold Moon reaches peak illumination on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 11:37 P.M. EST. December’s full Moon is most commonly known as the Cold Moonβ€”a Mohawk name that conveys the frigid conditions of this time of year, when cold weather truly begins to grip us. Read more about December’s Cold Moon here.

Born

  • Edward MacDowell (composer) –
  • Ty Cobb (baseball player) –
  • Betty Grable (actress) –
  • Steven Spielberg (director) –
  • Brad Pitt (actor) –
  • Katie Holmes (actress) –
  • Christina Aguilera (singer) –
  • Billie Eilish (singer) –

Died

  • Chris Farley (actor) –
  • Joe Barbera (half of the Hanna-Barbera animation team that made cartoon characters such as Tom and Jerry, Yogi Bear, and the Flintstones) –
  • Majel Barrett-Roddenberry (actress and producer) –
  • Connie Hines (actress) –
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor (actress and socialite) –

Events

  • The Great Comet reached perihelion–
  • New Jersey became the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution–
  • John William Draper took the first photo of the Moon–
  • The 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting slavery, went into effect–
  • National Anti-Saloon League was founded–
  • U.S. President Woodrow Wilson married Edith B. Galt, a descendent of Pocahontas–
  • Civil rights activist Rosa McCauley married Raymond Parks–
  • Giant panda, Basi, celebrated her 25th birthday at China’s Fuzhou Zoo. (She far surpassed the normal panda life expectancy of 12 years!)–

Weather

  • Central Park in New York City experienced a record low temperature of 10 degrees below zero F–
  • A sudden gale of wind of almost cyclonic force blew through Howe, Indiana, and caused snowballs to form spontaneously and roll along the ground like tumbleweeds–
  • Freezing rain in the Memphis, Tennessee, area caused 170 evening auto accidents–

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