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Fun and historical facts for December 18th

Boston's Morning Show with Kim & VB
December 18, 2017 - 8:38 am
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DECEMBER 18TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL ROAST SUCKLING PIG DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL ANSWER THE PHONE LIKE BUDDY THE ELF DAY

 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • FRANZ FERDINAND (1863-1914)
  • JOSEPH STALIN (1878-1953)
  • TY COBB (1886-1961)
  • BETTY GRABLE (1916-1973)
  • KEITH RICHARDS (1943, 74)
  • STEVEN SPEILBERG (1946, 71)
  • LEONARD MALTIN (1950, 67)
  • RAY LIOTTA (1954, 63)
  • BRAD PITT (1963, 54)
  • DMX (1970, 47)
  • SIA FURLER (1975, 42)
  • KATIE HOLMES (1978, 39)
  • CHRISTINA AGUILERA (1980, 37)

 

 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1787, NEW JERSEY RATIFIES THE CONSTITUTION AND BECOMES THE THIRD STATE
  • IN 1796, THE BALTIMORE MONITOR PRINTS THE FIRST US SUNDAY NEWSPAPER
  • IN 1799, GEORGE WASHINGTON’S BODY IS BURIED AT MOUNT VERNON
  • IN 1813, THE BRITISH WIN AT FORT NIAGRA IN THE WAR OF 1812
  • IN 1849, WILLIAM BOND TAKES THE 1ST PICTURE OF THE MOON THROUGH TELESCOPE
  • IN 1859, SOUTH CAROLINA DECLARES ITSELF AN INDEPENDENT COMMONWEALTH AHEAD OF THE CIVIL WAR
  • IN 1862, THE BATTLE OF LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY IS FOUGHT DURING THE CIVIL WAR
  • In 1865, THE 13TH AMENDMENT ABOLISHING SLAVERY GOES INTO EFFECT
  • IN 1867, THE “ANGOLA HORROR” TRAIN WRECK KILLS 49 IN UPSTATE NEW YORK
  • IN 1892, PETER TCHAIKOVSKY PREMIERES THE “NUTCRACKER SUITE” BALLET
  • IN 1915, PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON MARRIES HIS SECOND WIFE AFTER HIS FIRST DIED THE YEAR BEFORE
  • IN 1917, THE 18TH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION PROHIBITS ALCOHOL IN THE US
  • IN 1936, SU-LIN, THE FIRST GIANT PANDA IN THE UNITES STATES, ARRIVES IN SAN FRAN.
  • IN 1956, CBS DEBUTS “TO TELL THE TRUTH”
  • IN 1956, PHIL RIZZUTO BEGINS HIS RUN AS THE NEW YORK YANKEES ANNOUNCER
  • IN 1957, SHIPPINGPORT, PENNSYLVANIA OPENS THE FIRST US NUCLEAR PLANT
  • IN 1961, THE TOKENS “THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT” GOES TO #1 FOR THREE WEEKS
  • IN 1964, THE PINK PANTHER CARTOON DEBUTS
  • IN 1965, FRANK BORMAN AND JIM LOVELL OF THE GEMINI VII MISSION RETURN TO EARTH AND SPLASHDOWN IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • IN 1966, CBS AIRS “DR. SUESS’S HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS”
  • IN 1969, THE UNITED KINGDOM ABOLISHES THE DEATH PENALTY
  • IN 1969, THE 6TH JAMES BOND FILM, “ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE” OPENS
  • IN 1971, JESSE JACKSON FORMS HIS PUSH COALITION
  • IN 1975, GEORGE AND KATHLEEN LUTZ PURCHASE 112 OCEAN AVENUE, THE SITE THAT WOULD BECOME KNOWN AS “THE AMITYVILLE HORROR”
  • IN 1976, BARBRA STREISAND’S “A STAR IS BORN” PREMIERES
  • IN 1976, ABC DEBUTS “WONDER WOMAN”
  • IN 1980, VIETNAM ADOPTS A FORMAL CONSTITUTION
  • IN 1982, HALL AND OATS GO TO #1 WITH “MANEATER”
  • IN 1983, HULK AND LINDA HOGAN MARRY
  • IN 1985, THE COLOR PURPLE OPENS
  • IN 1996, THE OAKLAND SCHOOL BOARD FORMALLY DECLARES “EBONICS” AS A DISTINCT LANGUAGE DIALECT
  • IN 2002, THE SECOND LORD OF THE RINGS MOVIE “THE TWO TOWERS” OPENS
  • IN 2002, “THE HOURS” OPENS STARRING MERYL STREEP AND NICOLE KIDMAN
  • IN 2003, MICHAEL JACKSON IS CHARGED WITH SEVEN COUNTS OF CHILD MOLESTATION
  • IN 2009, JAMES CAMERON’S “AVATAR” OPENS
  • IN 2011, THE US WITHDRAW ITS FINAL TROOPS FROM IRAQ AND FORMALLY ENDS THE IRAQ WAR
  • IN 2016, ZSA ZSA GABOR DIES AT 99
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