On this day: December 18

POSTED: 10:51 PM PST Dec 17, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 17, 2014 

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 - Mark Felt
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2008: Mark Felt, the former associate director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who late in life revealed himself to be the Watergate scandal whistleblower known as "Deep Throat," dies at age 95 in Santa Rosa, California.

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