On this day: December 18

POSTED: 10:51 PM PST Dec 17, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 17, 2013 

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 - Betty Grable
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20th Century Fox

1916: Actress Betty Grable, who would become as famous for her legs, once insured by her studio for $1 million with Lloyds of London, as for her movies, is born in St. Louis, Mo. Grable died in 1973 at age 56 of lung cancer.

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