On this day: December 18

Published On: Dec 18 2012 12:51:38 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 18 2015 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 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
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1969: "On Her Majesty's Secret Service," the sixth spy film in the James Bond series, premieres in London, England. It is the only movie in the film franchise to feature Australian actor George Lazenby, who signed on following the decision of Sean Connery to retire from the role. When Lazenby declined to return for a second film, producers would entice Connery back one more time for 1971's "Diamonds are Forever."

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