On this day: December 18

Published On: Dec 18 2012 12:51:38 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 18 2013 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 - DMX
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1970: Rapper and actor DMX, best known for his 2000 hit song "Party Up (Up in Here)," is born Earl Simmons in Mount Vernon, N.Y. He has appeared in movies such as "Belly," "Romeo Must Die," "Exit Wounds" and "Cradle 2 the Grave."

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