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 - The Pink Panther
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United Artists

1964: "The Pink Panther" cartoon series premieres with the release of the animated theatrical short "Pink Phink." The short would go on to win the 1964 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.

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