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 - How the Grinch Stole Christmas
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1966: The 26-minute animated short "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" airs for the first time on television.

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