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 - Rachel Griffiths
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1968: Actress Rachel Griffiths, best known for movies such as "Muriel's Wedding," "Hilary and Jackie" and "Blow," and TV shows like "Six Feet Under" and "Brothers & Sisters" (pictured), is born in Melbourne, Australia. She earned an Academy Award nomination for her performance in "Hilary and Jackie."

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