On this day: December 18

POSTED: 10:51 PM PST Dec 17, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 17, 2015 

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 - 18th Amendment
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1917: The 18th Amendment to enact Prohibition is officially proposed when the U.S. Senate passes a resolution containing the language of the amendment to be presented to the states for ratification. The House of Representatives had passed the resolution the previous day. The amendment would be ratified on Jan. 16, 1919, with the amendment taking effect on Jan. 17, 1920.


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