On this day: December 18

Published On: Dec 18 2012 12:51:38 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 18 2014 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 - Joseph Stalin
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1878: Joseph Stalin, the Premier of the Soviet Union from May 6, 1941, until his death on March 5, 1953, is born in the town of Gori, Tiflis Governorate, Russian Empire (now Georgia).

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