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 - Brad Pitt
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1963: Actor Brad Pitt, whose best known roles include the movies "12 Monkeys," "Seven," "Fight Club," "Ocean's Eleven," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and "Moneyball," is born in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He has earned Oscar nominations for "12 Monkeys," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and "Moneyball," and won an Oscar in 2014 as one of the producers of Best Picture-winner "12 Years a Slave," in which he also had a supporting role.

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