On this day: December 18

Published On: Dec 18 2012 12:51:38 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 18 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

America celebrates its first official day of thanksgiving, "The Nutcracker" debuts, the first "Pink Panther" short premieres, and the first nuclear power plant in America goes online, all on this day.

OTD December 18 - Jon and Kate Gosselin
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2009: The divorce of reality TV stars Jon and Kate Gosselin, who starred in "Jon & Kate Plus 8" with their eight children, is finalized.

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