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 - Woodrow and Edith Wilson
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Library of Congress

1915: U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, widowed the year before upon the death of his first wife, Ellen Axson Wilson, marries Edith Bolling Galt at her Washington, D.C., home. Wilson is one of only three presidents to be widowed while in office, and also one of only three presidents who got married while in office. Wilson and Galt are seen here together in June 1920.


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