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 - Rod Stewart
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1975: At a press conference, Rod Stewart announces he's leaving the Faces to go solo. Shortly thereafter, Ron Wood would depart the band to officially join the Rolling Stones.

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