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 - Christina Aguilera
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1980: Singer Christina Aguilera, who released her self-titled debut solo album at the age of 18 and would become the second top-selling single artist of the 2000s behind Madonna, is born in Staten Island, N.Y.

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